Guillaume de Machaut, Poésies.
Guillaume de Machaut (sometimes spelled Machault) (c. 1300 – April 1377) was a medieval French poet and composer. He is one of the earliest composers on whom significant biographical information is available
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✧: Alexandra Byrne costume design for Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007).
Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll and the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria, was apparently a bit of a fitness enthusiast. She was often teased by her siblings and others about it, was supposedly liked to retort:
"Never mind, I’ll outlive you all."
While she didn’t outlive all her siblings (Prince Arthur died three years after her and Princess Beatrice died two years after he did) she was almost the eldest of her siblings in regards to age at death. She was just 106 days shy of her 92nd birthday when she passed away. The actual eldest was Prince Arthur, who was 105 days short of his own 92nd birthday.
Vrindavan, India | March 14, 2014
Breaking centuries-old tradition, around 1,000 widows living in the holy city of Vrindavan celebrated the spring colour festival of Holi at Meera Sahabhagini Sadan in Vrindavan. In a symbolic gesture, the widows celebrated Holi with colours and gulal (coloured powder) unlike the previous year where they only sprinkled flower petals over each other. As per Indian tradition, widows are considered social outcasts and refrain from celebrating Holi.
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Portrait of Miss M, of Washington
Artist: Clark, Rose, and Elizabeth Flint Wade
Object Date: 1901
Medium: Photogravure on paper
Samek Art Gallery
"If you evade suffering you also evade the chance of joy. Pleasure you may get, or pleasures, but you will not be fulfilled. You will not know what it is to come home."
The Childhood of Saint Cecily by Marie Spartali Stillman, 1883.
Myra Albert Wiggins (American, 1869-1956), Edge of the Cliff, 1902, platinum print
Portland Art Museum