the secret history meme: [3/4] places
↳ Francis’ country house
If I had grown up in that house I couldn’t have loved it more, couldn’t have been more familiar with the creak of the swing, or the pattern of the clematis vines on the trellis, or the velvety swell of land as it faded to gray on the horizon, and the strip of highway visible – just barely – in the hills, beyond the trees.
Rosie Tupper - Vogue Australia October 2011
favorite ladies who are also nemeses: Guinevere and Morgana Pendragon (BBC Merlin)
Kasia Struss at Bottega Veneta Resort 2010.
when I was studying Greek I would get frustrated and annoyed because often, at the beginning of a sentence or clause — or just scattered haphazardly throughout — there would be three or four “particles” with no specific meaning. the literal translation might be “so thus and”, but of course you couldn’t put that down. they were just placeholder words, colloquial linguistic padding.
now, of course, I realize that I start sentences with “okay but like”.
you can sing the praises of the Greeks all you want, but the fact is, Plato wrote with all the elegance and grace of an off-the-cuff tumblr post.
Natalia Vodianova by Paolo Roversi for Vogue China, May 2010