“Three o’clock in the morning. The soft April night is looking at my windows and caressingly winking at me with its stars. I can’t sleep, I am so happy.”

Anton Chekhov, About Love and Other Stories (via larmoyante)

Benjamin Thomas Kennington

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Different views of Picadilly Circus by George Hyde-Pownall

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“Love removes the world for you, just as surely when it’s going well as when it’s going badly.” — Alice Munro


Someone was finally able to capture a couple good views of Anastasia’s elusive Kaulbach portrait, done at the same time as her sisters’ in 1903.


Katherine Mary Webb Palmer, 1846.

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Rogozhin’s eyes flashed and a furious smile distorted his face. His right hand rose, and something gleamed in it; the prince did not even think of stopping him. He remembered only that he seemed to have cried out:

"Parfyon, I don’t believe it! …"

“Where do our dreams go when we’re not sleeping?”

Anna Kamienska, from Industrious Amazement: A Notebook (via fleurstains)


С. М. Прокудин-Горский. Место истока Западной Двины около дер. Корякино в 3-х верстах от оз. Пено Тверской губ. Осташковского уезда. Май 1910 года

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The Ballroom of Catherine Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, Russia.


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