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Marble House, one of the Newport Mansions...boy those Vanderbilt's really knew how to live it up...

Marble House, one of the Newport Mansions owned by the Vanderbilts

Spherical astrolabe (15th C.)

star map vellum-speaks-silicon-listens: “ Here’s an example of the spherical astrolabe C. One point which distinguishes Star Map from the astrolabe is that in both cases, astrolabes were not.

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Peacocks - "Hungarian Art Nouveau" at the Gresham Palace Budapest. Gresham Palace or Gresham-palota, located in Budapest, Hungary, is an example of Art Nouveau architecture in Central Europe. Built during the early it is now a Four Seasons Hotel

Collecting & Displaying Collections Of Clocks

this is incredible! a vintage bird cage decorated with a clock placed underneath, such a cool interior decoration. Time to change the bird cage paper!

Традиционное общегрузинское женское платье. Рукава с разрезами. Головной убор расшит жемчугом и гладью. Кушак с ручной вышивкой с традиционными грузинскими орнаментами. Серебряные украшения, серебряный пояс и застежки.

Georgian costume by “Samoseli Pirveli” სამოსელი პირველი - კოლექცია 2011

In 1895 there were 300 live hummingbirds  hovering around an indoor fountain in honor of the Duke of Marlborough's visit to the Vanderbilt's  $11 million Marble House in Newport, RI.

In 1895 there were 300 live hummingbirds hovering around an indoor fountain in honor of the Duke of Marlborough's visit to Marble House built in Newport RI by William K. Vanderbilt, grandson of Commodore Vanderbilt.

through the doorway...

Gated Entry, Asturias, Spain photo via a drop of pleasure (Love the iron gates)

As much as Mother loved bird cages, I wonder why we never had one...

I love the look of ornate bird cages. I want this type of cage either for just decor, or if I get a bird, etc!