1973 Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, photographed by Brian Duffy. The lightning bolt represented the duality of the mind, although Bowie later explained that the "lad insane" of the album's title track was inspired by his brother Terry, who was diagnosed as a schizophrenic. Photo By Brian Duffy
Marie Antoinette's gold Breguet pocket watch, ca. 1827. It took 44 years to complete after it was first commissioned in 1793. Marie Antoinette never saw the watch through to its completion, as she was sent to the guillotine 10 years before its completion. It is referred to as the Queen/Mona Lisa of watches.
The old man in the village had told me to look for the "triangle gate". When I asked what he meant, he shrugged, and said that if I was meant to find it, then I would. Standing in the lane, looking at the gateway, I paused for a moment. Did I really want to pass through? He had told me that there would be no turning back, once I had climbed over.