Pouty Spinster

Buildings in Siena, Italy.
Buildings in Siena, Italy.
Carved boxwood comb, 15-16th century, France. 
Carved boxwood comb, 15-16th century, France. 
Comparison of plants found on Chimborazo (Ecuador), Mont Blanc (Graian Alps), and Sulitjelma (Norway), by Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859).
Comparison of plants found on Chimborazo (Ecuador), Mont Blanc (Graian Alps), and Sulitjelma (Norway), by Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859).
Cross-section of a beacon tower in the Great Wall of China.
Cross-section of a beacon tower in the Great Wall of China.
Gas, Edward Hopper, 1940

Gas, Edward Hopper, 1940

Niyaz

—The Hunt

Did you know…?

Shortly after the death of French writer Voltaire, his personal library was purchased by the Empress of Russia, Catherine the Great. Not only did she buy his books, but also his librarian, Wagnière- who was quick to leave France for St. Petersburg and a generous stipend.
BOOKS OF THE MONTH
01 The Burning Of Bridget Cleary, Angela Bourke  02 Toulouse-Lautrec: A Life, Julia Frey   03 Damascus Nights, Rafik Schami
Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516)’s signature, from his Hermit Saints triptych.
Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516)’s signature, from his Hermit Saints triptych.