Aleksandra. Humanish humanist. Mother of Girlcat. Aspiring something or other.

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cafesteam:

The Black Friar pub, London EC4 - Art Nouveau interior - Window
The Black Friar at 174 Queen Victoria Street, EC4 is a narrow ‘flat-iron’ wedge shaped pub, built in 1875 near the site of a thirteenth century Dominican Priory. A masterpiece of Art-Nouveau styling and the only pub of it’s type in London, it was saved from the 1960s bulldozers only by an outcry led by Sir John Betjeman, who later became the Poet Laureate. The outside was decorated by Royal Academy sculpror Henry Poole (1873-1928) in 1903 and the pub’s name is proudly displayed in mosaic tiles. Though unusual and pleasing, the exterior does not prepare you for the extraordinary interior. The ground floor interior was remodelled in 1905 by H. Fuller Clark, using multi-coloured marble, mosaics, bronze reliefs of jolly-looking monks, and decorative touches such as the elaborate fire-basket with goblin ends. Above the fireplace, a large bas-relief bronze depicts frolicking friars singing carols and playing instruments. Another called ‘Saturday Afternoon’ shows them gathering grapes and harvesting apples. More monks are collecting fish and eels for their meatless days, while one is just about to boil an egg! Three low arches lead into a smaller bar, added after the First World War. Below a beautiful arched mosaic ceiling, are mottos of wisdom, such as, ‘finery is foolery’ and ‘don’t advertise, tell a gossip’ together with .’haste is slow’ and ‘industry is all’. Even the light fittings are carved wooden monks carrying yokes on their shoulders, from which the lights hang. The Black Friar’s interior is literally a work of art. It was begun in 1904, with sculptors Nathaniel Hitch, Frederick T. Callcott and Henry Poole contributing to its glory.
(by garethr1)
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hifructosemag:

Working from her Brooklyn, NY studio, artist Zaria Forman creates pastel landscapes inspired by the beauty and vastness of the sky and the sea. Hers is an art created for facilitating a deeper understanding of a world in crisis. She is fascinated by the constantly-changing nature of water and inspired by the challenges of her medium.
Read our exclusive interview with Zaria Forman on Hi-Fructose.
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desertofsnow:

2headedsnake:

Yuma Tomiysasu
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vegan-yums:

Pumpkin curry / Recipe
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archatlas:

Awaiting Sascha Nau
"Leipzig got a lot of attention in the last years. Many people are visiting the city each year and many of those are deciding to stay. Buildings that were abandoned after the collapse of the GDR are now being rebuild and repopulated. Still there are many places left to tell stories about the past. We visited these places and tried to convey the atmosphere of these mostly abandoned buildings into photographic pictures.  If you are interested in further information, please feel free to contact us or visit us at regentaucher.com.”
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colecmc:

i hate the beach
35mm
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magic-spelldust:

Hands on tulle and wood (by worteinbildern)
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He looked at me like I was crazy. Most of my lovers do, and that’s partly why they love me, and partly why they leave.
-Jeanette Winterson (via lunarlovenotes)

(Source: middlenameconfused, via mandilorloski)

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moon-sylph:

☽ ⁎ ˚ * ☀ Mystique, autumn, nature ✵ ⁎ * ☾
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allyourcomplexity:

This is still the most beautiful dog photoset I’ve ever seen