Belgravian Rhapsody

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amandapalmer:

you don’t see things  as they are
you see things  as you are

amandapalmer:

you don’t see things
as they are

you see things
as you are

amandapalmer:

#ocaptainmycaptain

amandapalmer:

#ocaptainmycaptain

bencumber:

For anyone visiting London: the essential pilgrimage stops 

Aug 7
incidentalcomics:

Conflict in Literature

incidentalcomics:

Conflict in Literature

antique-erotic:

My gratitude to generous reader Julia, who has sent in a far, far clearer copy of a photograph I have featured before, the wonderful Oscar Wilde with Lord Alfred Douglas - I’m happy to include it again as the improvement is so marked, a scan so sharp we can even see the laces in their boots.With the picture came this observation, pointing out something I had never noticed before, and you may find interesting :"I’m intrigued by the bangle Bosie wears on his left wrist, which is also evident in other pictures from the same session, as I’ve never seen any other photos of a man from this era wearing such an item of jewellery."Intriguing indeed!
[edit]Just minutes after I shared this, a dear knowledgeable reader has pointed me towards their own post on the matter of the bangle, which turns out to have a truly touching significance : read it here

antique-erotic:

My gratitude to generous reader Julia, who has sent in a far, far clearer copy of a photograph I have featured before, the wonderful Oscar Wilde with Lord Alfred Douglas - I’m happy to include it again as the improvement is so marked, a scan so sharp we can even see the laces in their boots.
With the picture came this observation, pointing out something I had never noticed before, and you may find interesting :
"I’m intrigued by the bangle Bosie wears on his left wrist, which is also evident in other pictures from the same session, as I’ve never seen any other photos of a man from this era wearing such an item of jewellery."
Intriguing indeed!

[edit]Just minutes after I shared this, a dear knowledgeable reader has pointed me towards their own post on the matter of the bangle, which turns out to have a truly touching significance : read it here

According to Graham Robb’s “Strangers: Homosexual Love in the 19th Century”, “languid” was often used as a code for homosexuality in the Victorian Era.

victoriangentlemeninlove:

cesspoolsinbeauty:

In ACD’s original Sherlock Holmes stories, Watson constantly describes Holmes as languid- hislanguid, dreamy eyes, how he talks “in his languid fashion,” and how he “lean[s] languidly against the mantlepiece.”

I know that reading homosexual subtext into the original Holmes stories is like shooting fish in a barrel and I’m not really a girl for ‘evidence lists’ anymore. I don’t think Doyle meant them to be gay but that said I sincerely think that Doyle wasn’t as consistent in his characterisation of his detective as we give him credit for, nor one to really care.

Anyway, shooting fish in a barrel is extremely enjoyable. 

Now, I must go and see if Hornung used languid at any point in the Raffles stories. That was a man who knew exactly what he was doing when it came to subtext.

(Source: sirlemoncurd.deviantart.com)

andrewscottfr:

London Fashion Week, 2014.

Jul 8

lumos5001:

my-flourish-and-blotts:

nyah86:

What am I even doing?!

The deduction is coming 

you know nothing John Watson

Jul 8

kriskenshin:

•Uskerty• (full version)

MARTIN (in a loud whisper): No. I don’t think I should move. I don’t think the bees would like it! I think I’ll just keep very still, and maybe the bees will forget me!

Jul 8

New from J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore’s Army Reunites At Quidditch World Cup Final

(Source: princessmowgli)