Basilica of San Vitale - Ravenna (Italy)

The Church of San Vitale, the masterpiece of Byzantine art in Ravenna. Construction began in 526 by Bishop Ecclesius under the Ostrogothic queen Amalasuntha (d. 535) and was consecrated in 547 during the reign of the emperor Justinian. This octagonal church, built of marble and capped by a lofty terra-cotta dome, is one of the most important surviving examples of Byzantine architecture and mosaic work.

 virtual tour here

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laclefdescoeurs:

Figures Resting In A River Landscape, 1898, Peder Mørk Mønsted

laclefdescoeurs:

Figures Resting In A River Landscape, 1898, Peder Mørk Mønsted

laclefdescoeurs:

Miss Juliet Henley (At Breccles Hall), 1943, Rex Whistler

laclefdescoeurs:

Miss Juliet Henley (At Breccles Hall), 1943, Rex Whistler

abystle:

The Pilgrim of the World at the End of His Journey, From The Cross and the World series, Thomas Cole, 1847.

abystle:

The Pilgrim of the World at the End of His Journey, From The Cross and the World series, Thomas Cole, 1847.

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catonhottinroof:

Elliott Daingerfield
Troubled Waters

catonhottinroof:

Elliott Daingerfield

Troubled Waters

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arcadiainteriorana:

February Fill DykeBenjamin Williams Leader (British, 1831–1923)
Oil on canvas, 183 x 121.9 cm, 1881.Birmingham Museums Trust.

arcadiainteriorana:

February Fill Dyke
Benjamin Williams Leader (British, 1831–1923)

Oil on canvas, 183 x 121.9 cm, 1881.
Birmingham Museums Trust.

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Your voice sounds completely different in different languages. It alters your personality somehow. I don’t think people get the same feeling from you. The rhythm changes. Because the rhythm of the language is different, it changes your inner rhythm and that changes how you process everything.
When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages.
François Arnaud, for Interview Magazine  (via letters-to-nobody)

(via endymion-)

fleurdulys:

Portrait of a Young Man (Self-Portrait)- Michiel Sweerts
~1656

fleurdulys:

Portrait of a Young Man (Self-Portrait)- Michiel Sweerts

~1656