Marie Antoinette's gold Breguet pocket watch, ca. 1827. It took 44 years to complete after it was first commissioned in 1793. Marie by NinoGabitashvili
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NinoGabitashvili Marie Antoinette's gold Breguet pocket watch, ca. 1827. It took 44 years to complete after it was first commissioned in 1793. Marie
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Breguet company was founded 225 years ago, one of the oldest watch companies in the world. Breguet is now part of the Swatch Group Company. Pocket Watch 1907BA/12 is a luxurious watch, which is made of 18 carat gold. The movement is hand made. by wilbiz94
wilbiz94
wilbiz94 Breguet company was founded 225 years ago, one of the oldest watch companies in the world. Breguet is now part of the Swatch Group Company. Pocket Watch 1907BA/12 is a luxurious watch, which is made of 18 carat gold. The movement is hand made.
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Marie Antoinette's Versailles in winter by cristina
cristina
cristina Marie Antoinette's Versailles in winter
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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. by francisca
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francisca 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.
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Gustav Klimt: Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907. Oil and gold on canvas. It took three years to complete the portrait, which was destined to have a complicated history. Purchased by Ronald Lauder for the Neue Galerie, New York (where it has been on display since 2006). by joanne
joanne
joanne Gustav Klimt: Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907. Oil and gold on canvas. It took three years to complete the portrait, which was destined to have a complicated history. Purchased by Ronald Lauder for the Neue Galerie, New York (where it has been on display since 2006).
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It took me years to train this duck.  And it was all worth it!  Muaaahahaha! by leila
leila
leila It took me years to train this duck. And it was all worth it! Muaaahahaha!
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It Took 44 Years To Look This Good Tshirt - 44th Birth T Shirt, Hoodie, Sweatshirt by Fusbox T-Shirts
Fusbox T-Shirts
Fusbox T-Shirts It Took 44 Years To Look This Good Tshirt - 44th Birth T Shirt, Hoodie, Sweatshirt
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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. by etta
etta
etta 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.
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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. by penny
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penny 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.
Marie Antoinette
I was so confused at first. took me forever to see it right by mable
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mable I was so confused at first. took me forever to see it right
Weird
Still can't believe it took me 5 years to realize that Channing Tatum was the love interest in this one :-P by josephine
josephine
josephine 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
Interesting 1955 article about the transition from kilt to Aboyne dress. It took a few years... transition was not made in one shot. by johanna
johanna
johanna 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. by jana
jana
jana "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.
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Marie Antoinette's bedroom in Versailles...if only.... by shacomi
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shacomi Marie Antoinette's bedroom in Versailles...if only....
Places
Marie Antoinette's home built in 1783 - France. by Shopway2much
Shopway2much
Shopway2much Marie Antoinette's home built in 1783 - France.
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Elspeth Beard, shortly after becoming first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle. The journey took 3 years and covered 48,000 miles by herminia
herminia
herminia 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
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. by rhonda
rhonda
rhonda 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.
closet stories
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. by eloise
eloise
eloise 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.
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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. by eloise
eloise
eloise 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.
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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 by margarett
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margarett 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
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Marie Antoinette's watch, perhaps the one sent to her by her mother, her most prized possession by jacklyn
jacklyn
jacklyn Marie Antoinette's watch, perhaps the one sent to her by her mother, her most prized possession
home and decor
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. by lola
lola
lola 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.
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Marie Antoinette's home built in 1783 in Versailles by AislingH
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AislingH Marie Antoinette's home built in 1783 in Versailles
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Marie Antoinette's gown. by cristina.maciasvega
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cristina.maciasvega Marie Antoinette's gown.
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Marie Antoinette's apartments Versailles by elvira
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elvira Marie Antoinette's apartments Versailles
chandeliers
Madame Elisabeth (Marie Antoinette's sister-in-law). Louis XVI's sister. by penny
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penny Madame Elisabeth (Marie Antoinette's sister-in-law). Louis XVI's sister.
Marie Antoinette
Duplex Watch, 1800, Museum of London. This duplex pocket watch was made by William Ilbery, a watchmaker who specialised in making fine enamelled watches for export to China and the Far East. Ilbery was one of the first London manufacturers to produce watches in the style known as 'la montre chinoise' ('the Chinese watch'). His original workshop was located on Goswell Street in the City of London. At some point during this period Ilbery took on his son as a business partner... by vicky
vicky
vicky Duplex Watch, 1800, Museum of London. This duplex pocket watch was made by William Ilbery, a watchmaker who specialised in making fine enamelled watches for export to China and the Far East. Ilbery was one of the first London manufacturers to produce watches in the style known as 'la montre chinoise' ('the Chinese watch'). His original workshop was located on Goswell Street in the City of London. At some point during this period Ilbery took on his son as a business partner...
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Bannack, Montana an amazing ghost town completely as it was over 100 years ago, when it was the first territorial capital of Montana because gold was discovered. You can still pan for gold in Bannack today! by nelda
nelda
nelda Bannack, Montana an amazing ghost town completely as it was over 100 years ago, when it was the first territorial capital of Montana because gold was discovered. You can still pan for gold in Bannack today!
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Marie Antoinette's hamlet by Snowymtn
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Snowymtn Marie Antoinette's hamlet
Garden
Marie Antoinette's Cream Puffs by elvira
elvira
elvira Marie Antoinette's Cream Puffs
chandeliers
Marie Antoinette's grave by elvira
elvira
elvira Marie Antoinette's grave
chandeliers