kameliendame:

Frederick Ashton, La Fille Mal Gardee
Mathilde Froustey
ph. Sébastien Mathé

I’ve seen this at the Paris Opera twice. :)
46
carolathhabsburg:

Infanta Isabel of Spain, aka “La Chata”. Mids 1870s.
8
allthingseurope:

Inveraray Castle, Scotland (by @kennyc)
2359
66
In Slaviansk, rebels leave a trail of Russian expertise – and Ukrainian ruin
Before fleeing Slaviansk on July 5, rebel units here were commanded by Igor “Strelkov” Girkin, a Russian from Moscow. Strelkov is known for his experience in Bosnia, fighting for Serb forces, and in Chechnya, and reportedly also has links to Russian security services.
In addition to the Russian leadership came rough-hewn recruits from Kazakhstan and Chechnya, and more Russians from as far afield as Moscow or Vladivostok in the east. Even today, most social media references of those who fought here are Russians, not locals.
This is RUSSIA’S war in Ukraine. This is RUSSIA’S fault. Stop RUSSIA.
2
Photograph of Widnes in the late 19th century.
2
Simone Goldsmith and Nigel Burley in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet. The Australian Ballet, 2003.
4
74
7thstranger:

Marie Doro, silent film star 1882 

Born in 1882. This photograph is from the 20th century…
378
Photo of Middlewich cenotaph being unveiled. 1920s.
Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire rehearse for You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
10
Retreat of the Russian Army after the Battle of Mukden

"I was born and brought up in the countryside. I used to live in converted stables on the grounds of a castle, and I spent a lot of my childhood running around pretending to be Robert the Bruce."
153
raggediestandi:

itsvondell:

off-in-lala-land:

You know, if I was a parent, it would be at this point that I’d rip the game from his hands, stash it in my backpack, and force him to enjoy history goddamnit. This vacation cost a lot and the game is only for the hotel and travel time.

imagine trying to force someone to think that stonehenge is fun

"look kid we’re a ridiculous distance from a bunch of broken rocks how could you possibly be bored this is totally an appropriate vacation spot for someone this age."

I guess it depends who raises you. My brother and I were interested in history from when we were tiny. Back in our day we watched shows like Cities of Gold and knew all about the Incas from kindergarten. We took trips to all sorts of places and didn’t feel the need for video games.
Don’t raise your kids dumb and they won’t be dumb.
131179
10 Ukrainian paratroopers killed near Shakhtarsk
STOP RUSSIA!!
2