Marie Antoinette's gold Breguet pocket watch, ca. 1827. It took 44 years to complete after it was first commissioned in 1793. Marie
Pair of hammered, gold chalices; ca. 2200-2000 BCE NE Iran. Gold was not indigenous to N.E Iran but in Sumerian creation myths it came from the mysterious Dilmun “the place where the sun rises,” and considered the site at which creation took place. The gold was probably mined in Anatolia (Turkey). Gold was often recycled in ancient Mesopotamia.
The Cafesjians Carousel at Como Park in St. Paul, Minnesota. Built in 1914 at a cost of $8500, it was commissioned for use at the Minnesota State Fair where it stood until 1988 when it was put up for auction. At this time and organization called "Our Fair Carousel" formed to preserve the iconic landmark. After a 10 year restoration project, it was first housed at Bandanna Square in St. Paul and eventually was moved to its own pavilion in St.
It took me years to train this duck. And it was all worth it! Muaaahahaha!
Still can't believe it took me 5 years to realize that Channing Tatum was the love interest in this one :-P
Movies I love
I was so confused at first. took me forever to see it right
A silk purse embroidered by Marie Antoinette while imprisoned in the Temple. This too was formerly owned by Madame de Tourzel and as a nice touch, it was listed with a replica of Marie Antoinette’s final letter, sent to her sister in law Madame Élisabeth on the 16th October 1793. This purse was expected to sell for €12,000 – €15,000 but went for €97,700.
The most expensive watch in the world 2014: BREGUET GRANDE COMPLICATION MARIE-ANTOINETTE ~ Price: $30.000.000
art and inspiration
Interesting 1955 article about the transition from kilt to Aboyne dress. It took a few years... transition was not made in one shot.
fun with photography
"I remember in the first film there was this amazing big golden dragon egg that opened up and was crystal inside. One afternoon I just put it in a pillowcase and smuggled it home. But a few days after, Warner Brothers started this massive hunt to find out who took the dragon egg, so I had to anonymously hand it in and hope no one would guess it was me." - Rupert Grint.
Marie Antoinette's bedroom in Versailles...if only....
Elspeth Beard, shortly after becoming first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle. The journey took 3 years and covered 48,000 miles
People who inspire me
no turning back because it took everything to allow myself to feel in the first place
Born into slavery in Thomasville, Georgia, on March 21, 1856, Henry Ossian Flipper was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1873. Over the next four years he overcame harassment, isolation, and insults to become West Point’s first African American graduate and the first African American commissioned officer in the regular U.S. Army.
Panoramio - Photo of Blythewood Plantation, Amite, LA--During the Spanish rule, 3000 acres of land was granted to Reliegh Self on which the original Blythewood was built before the Civil War, and became a working cotton plantation. The home was burned and in 1885 Daniel Hardy Sanders rebuilt Blythewood in all of its original splendor! It took 3 years to complete this 18-room Colonial Revival Style Mansion! Blythewood not only is open for tours but also hosts Bed and Breakfasts
This baby was three weeks old and was resting comfortably in her car seat when the mother took a picture - After the picture was developed, she saw the gray image next to the baby that appeared to be another baby - The mother had lost her first baby due to a miscarriage and thinks that this was her lost baby coming to watch over her newborn sister.
Senior Freshman Kansas-born Nola Ochs took her 1st college course at Fort Hays State Univ in 1930, but didn’t complete her degree till 2007, at age 95, becoming the nation’s oldest college graduate. After raising 4 sons & becoming a grandma to 13/great-grandma to 15, She started taking a few classes at her local community college to keep herself busy. Before she knew it, she was just 30 hours shy of a BA, & decided to re-enroll at FHSU.
There are few commitments quite as intense and personal as getting your first tattoo. It took me a very long to decide whether I truly wanted one. For one thing, regardless of how many years into adulthood I was, I was still scared of my mom's reaction. Also, my skin tends to scar pretty badly, and
When Florida became a state March 3, 1845, its population was about 60,000. While Florida voters had supported statehood in 1837 by a small margin, it took eight years for statehood to become a reality.
The Royal family in 1781 at the birth of the Dauphin Louis-Joseph. From left to right, the three Artois children, the Comtesse d'Artois, Artois, Louis XVI, Madame Royale, the Dauphin on Marie-Antoinette's lap, Madame Elisabeth, the Provences. Provence looks none too happy and his wife Madame was quite put out by the baby's birth. As Nesta Webster says in Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette before the Revolution: The truth is that it was the fact of