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Portrait of a Woman, perhaps Madame Claude Lambert de Thorigny (Marie Marguerite Bontemps), Detail.
by Nicolas de Largillière (1656-1746)
Dated: 1696

design-is-fine:

Baroque Hall of the Library, 1758-67. Abbey of St. Gall, Switzerland. Under the auspices of Prince-Abbot Cölestin Gugger von Staudach, decorated and fitted by master craftsmen from the Region of Lake Bodensee. ©Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen

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mademoisellelapiquante:

Portrait of Nancy Fortescue (detail) | Thomas Hudson | 1745

mademoisellelapiquante:

Portrait of Nancy Fortescue (detail) | Thomas Hudson | 1745

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Evening Dress, 1845
The Kyoto Costume Institute
archimaps:

Floor plan of the Residenz, Würzburg

archimaps:

Floor plan of the Residenz, Würzburg


Galleria Sciarra - Campo Marzio, Rome. 1800s
Photo by © Bruno Brunelli

Galleria Sciarra - Campo Marzio, Rome. 1800s

Photo by © Bruno Brunelli

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slojnotak:

Raphael - La Donna Velata (1516)

slojnotak:

Raphael - La Donna Velata (1516)

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Rosemount Plantation in Forkland, Alabama, built in stages from 1832 to 1850.
o-bloquy:

(by eli_dennis)

San Francisco city hall, opened 1915 

o-bloquy:

(by eli_dennis)

San Francisco city hall, opened 1915 

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Portrait of a Young Woman, Detail.
by Alessandro Allori (Italian, 1535–1607)
Dated: c. 1580s

Any other vegetarians/vegans out there who are feeling down about how cold-hearted the rest of the world is towards animals?

I’ve read a couple of threads on The Student Room about animal rights/veganism recently and many people seem so uncaring and heartless. One person, commenting on the documentary Earthlings, said he’d watched it but not felt disturbed or compelled to stop eating meat by it at all, and a lot of others simply said they didn’t really care. I don’t know if it’s just the TSRians who are like this or if it’s everyone.

I feel like the people who care about animals are so greatly outnumbered by those who don’t… Does anyone else feel like this?

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lost-in-centuries-long-gone:

Queen’s home by John D F on Flickr.

Sandringham House, built 1870

lost-in-centuries-long-gone:

Queen’s home by John D F on Flickr.

Sandringham House, built 1870

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fleurdulys:

The Yellow Dress - John Bulloch Souter

fleurdulys:

The Yellow Dress - John Bulloch Souter

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jaded-mandarin:

Franz Xaver Winterhalter. Detail from Doña Marie-Louise Ferdinande de Bourbon, infante d’Espagne, duchesse de Montpensier, 1846.

jaded-mandarin:

Franz Xaver Winterhalter. Detail from Doña Marie-Louise Ferdinande de Bourbon, infante d’Espagne, duchesse de Montpensier, 1846.

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