gallifreyanconsultingdetective:

dianeraeb:

siriuus:

do action movies know they can have more than one female character

Someone should make an action movie with all girls except for one guy and have no explanation or mention of it in the movie and then pay all of the actors to act surprised like they’d never noticed when they get the inevitable storm of questions. 

This one male must have a shower scene, be saved by the protagonist at least once, and fall in love with a lead female.

my wet dream of cinema
I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.
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stopdropandvogue:

Carey Mulligan in a costume designed by Miuccia Prada for The Great Gatsby movie.

stopdropandvogue:

Carey Mulligan in a costume designed by Miuccia Prada for The Great Gatsby movie.

bulletproofjewels:

BPJs favourite royal portraits: [ 5 / 15 ] Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia byIvan Nikolaevich Kramskoy, c. 1885.

bulletproofjewels:

BPJs favourite royal portraits: [ 5 / 15 ] Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia byIvan Nikolaevich Kramskoy, c. 1885.

picturesque-russia:

В. Е. Маковский в мастерской за работой. Фотограф К. К. Булла. Санкт-Петербург, 1911 г. / В. Е. Маковский. Портрет императрицы Марии Федоровны.


Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich “Nikolasha”

Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich “Nikolasha”


The Unequal Marriage, Detail.
by Vasili Pukirev, 1862

The Unequal Marriage, Detail.

by Vasili Pukirev, 1862

GET TO KNOW ME MEME || (2/5) royal palaces: Frederiksborg Castle (Denmark)

Frederiksborg Palace is a palace located in Hillerød, Denmark. It was built as a residence for King Christian IV between 1602 and 1620. Frederiksborg Castle is the largest renaissance castle in Scandinavia. The palace is located on three small islands in the middle of Slotsøen (Palace Lake) and is adjoined by a spectacular formal garden in the Baroque style. Since 1878, Frederiksborg Castle has housed the Museum of National History and since 1693, the Palace Church has been used as the knight’s chapel for the Order of the Elephant and the Order of Dannebrog.

On 18 November 1995, Prince Joachim of Denmark and Alexandra Christina Manley were married in the Palace Church. Following their divorce in 2005, Alexandra was created Countess of Frederiksborg by Queen Margrethe II in honour of where her marriage to Joachim took place.

historia-polski:

Pisanki are intricately decorated Easter eggs which have been part of the Slavic tradition for centuries.  The oldest example of a pisanka in the Polish region was found in Ostrówek and is believed to be 900 years old.  Even prior to the arrival of Christianity, the egg had long been a symbol of fertility and spring, which brings new life into the world.  In the context of Christianity, the Easter egg became synonymous with the hope and faith in Jesus Christ through his resurrection. 

Pisanki are decorated through different means, and various techniques have been employed throughout the Slavic tradition.  The oldest examples had been covered in wax which was then carved to create a design, and later dipped in a dye made from onion peels.  Different modes of decoration have yielded a variety of Easter egg art.  Beets, flower petals, oak bark, and rye are employed to create colors when making kraszanki.  Drapanki are decorated through careful etching into the the surface of a dyed egg shell, and pisanki are artfully hand-painted into various Slavic motifs.  Creating naklejanki involves gluing scraps of paper, flower petals, and other decorative materials to the eggshell, while oklejanki are adorned with bulrush pith or yarn.  Probably the most intricate and time-consuming are pisanki ażurowe, or wydmuszki.  Raw eggs are emptied of their contents through a carefully created opening, while preserving the shape of the egg.  The shell is then decorated by drilling very small holes in the surface to create a lace-like look. 

In the past pisanki were strictly a tradition cultivated by women, and men were not allowed inside the house during the process as it was believed they had the power to cast a spell on the eggs and cause bad luck. 

polish culture
bookmania:

The library at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. (by zawtowers)

bookmania:

The library at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. (by zawtowers)

skeptikhaleesi:

brownglucose:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

How petty

just look at babe ruth’s face tho
so confused
so lost
i love it

skeptikhaleesi:

brownglucose:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

How petty

just look at babe ruth’s face tho

so confused

so lost

i love it