Schoolchildren With Umbrellas Photograph by Jodi Cobb Nothing can dampen the enthusiasm of Taipei schoolchildren gathered for a celebration of Double Ten, Taiwan's national day. Double Ten remembers the October 10, 1911, revolution that ended China’s last dynasty.
#Fabergé -- Vase -- 1903 -- Workmaster: Michael Perchin (St. Petersburg) -- Rock crystal, gold, enamel, cabochon rubies, emeralds & sapphires -- Bought by Leopold de Rothschild from Faberge's London branch in 1911. Rothschild filled the vase with orchids grown in his hot houses at Gunnersbury Park and presented it to King George V & Queen Mary upon their coronation day, 22 June 1911. -- British Royal Collection
ghoulnextdoor: The Sensitive Plant illustrated by Charles Robinson, by Percy Bysshe Shelley …That garden sweet, that lady fair, And all sweet shapes and odours there,In truth have never passed away:‘Tis we, ‘tis ours, are changed; not they. For love, and beauty, and delight,There is no death nor change: their might Exceeds our organs, which endureNo light, being themselves obscure.The Sensitive Plant, Percy Bysshe Shelley (via)