balletomaneassoluta:

Alina Cojocaru

feminhistory:

Oil on canvas, previously attributed to Johann Zoffany, 1779;

Dido Elizabeth Belle is depicted here with her cousin Elizabeth Murray. This painting scandalised many of it’s 18th century audience due to its portrayal of Belle, a woman of colour, in a non-subservient position. Considered to be the first painting to do so, it was probably commissioned by Belle’s father Admiral Sir John Lindsay in the late 1770’s. 


angelclark:

33 Pictures Taken At The Right Moment 

We are huge fans of perfectly timed photos that capture perfect (and usually funny or unexpected) moments that come and go with a blink of the eye. The internet is abound with images shared by people who have captured images at just the right moment or from just the right perspective, so we wanted to share some more of them with you.

bienenkiste:

Photographed by Steven Chee for Vogue Australia August 2014

minuiko:

SO I HEAR IT’S JASON’S BIRTHDAY. I love this goober uwu


potofsoup:

notyourplayground:

charlienight:

poorprovincialtown:

editingatwork:

musical-treasures:

So a boyband walked onto the Britain’s Got Talent stage and everyone thought they were going to sing One Direction or something typical…and then they sung Stars from Les Miserables.

This is the best thing ever. Just listen to those harmonies <3

Simon’s face says “I like it against my will.”

IT’S EVERYTHING I EVER DREAMED

cried when they hit that first harmony, fuck these guys

Javert love forever.  More boys should sing more Les Mis.

I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
Jonathan Carroll  (via theremina)

(Source: quotethat)

oldbookillustrations:

And he gave them charge about the queen.

Byam Shaw, From Guinevere, by Alfred lord Tennyson, London, 18??.

(Source: archive.org)

wanderlusteurope:

Galeria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan

bresketch:

I can honestly say this movie, this man’s performance, got me through many tough times. Rest in peace, you beautiful spirit. And thank you, sir, for all the lives you’ve touched.

(Source: pixieneverland)