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Inky Owl in Flight - admittedly, this is a very girly looking tat...still kinda cool, tho.

Tattoo for my back

Barn owl -11 x 14 reproduction of original drawing

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narwal tangle - shades of green- Helen Williams

#Installation #Art

Alphonse Mucha. 1899 Light of Day

This is my ancestor Nicolas Thirion . He served with Napoleons Grande Armee. In 1812 he wrote: "Never had more beautiful cavalry been seen ! Never had the regiments reached such high effectives. And never had cavalry been so well mounted." In 1814 he joined the Netherlands Hussar Regt no 6 and fought with the Allies against the French at Quatre Bras (Waterloo campaign) in 1815. He is depicted here in the uniform of the 6th Hussars wearing the Order of William, the highest Dutch decoration.

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“Just a shot of the Prinsengracht canal. In the background that's the Westerkerk (western church). The church is famous because Anne Frank's house is right next door. This church is mentioned often in her diary. It's clock tower could be seen from the attic and she often talked about how the chiming of the church bells was comforting to her while she was hiding from the Nazis. The same bells still ring today. #Amsterdam #Netherlands #Holland #canals #beautiful #water #clouds #church #history

Second World War. During the German occupation of The Netherlands people used a car without gasoline/fuel because of shortages. In this picture a Ford V* is drawn by a horse. The spot that would usually holds the engine is now being used as the drivers' seat. Holland, The Hague, may 14th 1941

Parachutes open as waves of paratroops land in Holland during operations by the 1st Allied Airborne Army in Sept 1944. Operation Market Garden was the largest airborne operation in history, with some 15,000 troops landing by glider and another 20,000 by parachute.

On the second day of the Battle of Arnhem, during the Operation Market Garden, Paras from HQ Troop, 1st Airlanding Brigade Recce Squadron, set up defensive positions near the railway station at Wolfheze, outskirts of Arnhem, Holland. 18 September 1944.

King Louis Napoleon Bonaparte of Holland. His brother Napoleon became dissaftisfied with his performance, removed him from the throne and incorporated Holland into the French Empire. My ancestor Nicolas Thirion served in the Royal Dragoons during the reign of Louis Napoleon.

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Delft, one of the most beautiful old cities of Holland, filled with Royal and Spanish War History. A must visit!

Napoleon Louis Bonaparte (1804 - 1831). King of Holland for a few days in 1810. After his father abdicated he was declared king until the fall of Holland eight days later. He married Charlotte Napoleone Bonaparte but had no children.

World War II. Liberation of Holland. Dutch people waving at allied planes. The Netherlands, location unknown, 1945.

The Meeting of Dido and Aeneas by Nathaniel Dance Holland

Robert Frost

Toulouse Lautrec

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Rene Lalique

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Michaelangelo

Rembrandt

Artemisia Gentileschi

John William Waterhouse