Remnants of the past
Statue of Liberty's head on exhibit at the Paris World's Fair, 1878
"Marie, Queen of Romania...her life story is fascinating" eldest daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. Her father was the second-eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Her mother was the only surviving daughter of Alexander II of Russia and Maria Alexandrovna of Hesse.
Queen Marie of Romania.
Crown Prince of Norway's Crown
Silver Wedding Cuff from Rajasthan, India. 19th Century.
✯ The Abbaye de Villers (Villers Abbey), situated in the commune of Villers-la-Ville in grounds of more than 36 hectares, is a destination site imbued with history and emotion. It was founded in the 12th Century, under the aegis of Saint Bernard. Today, its majestic ruins give a marvellous idea of the life of monks of the Cistercian Order.✯
Photographer: Rueda Palomares Agustin (http://agustinruedaphoto.blogspot.com); ruins from the Spanish Civil War in Belchite, a village in the province of Zaragoza, Spain. Used as filming location in Terry Gilliam's 1988 film "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" and Guillermo Del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth".