“Don’t mock people for the things that make them happy.”
“Wir waren fünf Freunde. Wir waren jung und wir wussten, dass uns die Zukunft gehören würde. Die ganze Welt lag vor uns, wir mussten nur zugreifen. Wir waren unsterblich, wir sollten es bald besser wissen.”
—Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter (via ellyuschka)
- every teacher before they draw on the board: im not an artist
Monet’s Garden in Midnight in Paris (2011)
The Imperial State Crown of the United Kingdom, held in the Jewel House in the Tower of London alongside the other British Crown Jewels.
The Imperial State Crown includes many precious gems, including 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies.
The Crown includes several famous jewels: the cross at the top is set with a stone known as St. Edward’s Sapphire (1042), a sapphire taken from the ring (or coronet) of Edward the Confessor; the Black Prince’s Ruby (1367) (actually a spinel) is set on the front cross pattée; the famous Cullinan II, or Second Star of Africa, is set on the front of the band, replacing in 1909, the 104-carat (20.8 g) Stewart/ Stuart Sapphire (1214), which now sits at the back. The Crown also contains Queen Elizabeth I’s Pearls (reportedly belonging to Mary, Queen of Scots) under the orb.
Royal Birthday - April 21, 2014
88th years HM Queen Elizabeth II of United Kingdom - a daughter, a princess, a royal bride, a wife, a mother, a queen, a grandmother, a great grandmother.
The divine Princess Margaret.
The Queen has been photographed by David Bailey CBE to mark her 88th birthday tomorrow.
“She has very kind eyes with a mischievous glint,’ he said. ‘I’ve always liked strong women, and she is a very strong woman.”
Devdas (Bimal Roy, 1955)