Masonic Initiation Well in Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra - Portugal
Carlos Caetano HERE

Desciption and image from Fine Art America (10 World Staircases | featured R O’Brien):  ”This winding stone staircase can be found at the palace known as the “Palace of Monteiro the Millionaire”, from the nickname of its first owner, Antonio Augusto Carvalho Monteiro. The two Initian wells, descend into the ground like underground towers lined with stone stairs. These wells do not serve as water sources, but were actually for recreational use, to connect to various caves or monuments around the park.”

Masonic Initiation Well in Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra - Portugal

Carlos Caetano HERE

Desciption and image from Fine Art America (10 World Staircases | featured R O’Brien):  ”This winding stone staircase can be found at the palace known as the “Palace of Monteiro the Millionaire”, from the nickname of its first owner, Antonio Augusto Carvalho Monteiro. The two Initian wells, descend into the ground like underground towers lined with stone stairs. These wells do not serve as water sources, but were actually for recreational use, to connect to various caves or monuments around the park.”


Sagrada Familia Steps
David Bowman  HERE

Desciption and image from Fine Art America (10 World Staircases | featured R O’Brien): Designed by Catalan architect Gaudi over 120 years ago, the Sagrada Familia towers over the city of Barcelona. The architecture of the building has been a major influence on many forms and techniques that were used for the development of modern construction in the 20th century.”

Sagrada Familia Steps

David Bowman  HERE

Desciption and image from Fine Art America (10 World Staircases | featured R O’Brien): Designed by Catalan architect Gaudi over 120 years ago, the Sagrada Familia towers over the city of Barcelona. The architecture of the building has been a major influence on many forms and techniques that were used for the development of modern construction in the 20th century.”


Dance II (via: danza coatepec on facebook)

Dance II (via: danza coatepec on facebook)


Dance (via: danza coatepec on facebook)

Dance (via: danza coatepec on facebook)


Spare me the political events and power struggles, as the whole earth is my homeland and all men are my fellow countrymen.
“

Khalil Gibran


Bonjour, Pierrot!
Ethel Wright (1866–1939, British)

Bio via artmagick:  ”Portrait painter. Born in London. Studied in London and Paris. Exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Society of Portrait Painters and in the provinces. Represented in several public collections. Lived in Chelsea. Biographical source: Grant M. Waters, ‘Dictionary of British Artists Working 1900-1950’.”

Bonjour, Pierrot!

Ethel Wright (1866–1939, British)


Bio via artmagick:  ”Portrait painter. Born in London. Studied in London and Paris. Exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Society of Portrait Painters and in the provinces. Represented in several public collections. Lived in Chelsea. Biographical source: Grant M. Waters, ‘Dictionary of British Artists Working 1900-1950’.”


Silja Selonen  HERE


Landscape: high cliffs, water and a temple

19th century

Kano Hogai, (Japanese, 1828-1888) 
Edo period 
Japan 

Ink on paper: H: 149.5 W: 104.3 cm 
F1903.119, Smithsonian Museum 

Landscape: high cliffs, water and a temple

19th century

Kano Hogai, (Japanese, 1828-1888) 

Edo period 

Japan 

Ink on paper: H: 149.5 W: 104.3 cm 

F1903.119, Smithsonian Museum 


No title, 1965-66 Watercolor and ink on paper, Craig F. Starr Gallery
Eva Hesse
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No title, 1965-66 Watercolor and ink on paper, Craig F. Starr Gallery

Eva Hesse

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Untitled, 1966
Eva Hesse (alexistellssfsen.com)
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Untitled, 1966

Eva Hesse (alexistellssfsen.com)

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Untitled, 1966, Brush and gray wash, with charcoal and graphite, on ivory wove paper, 35.2 x 35.2 cm, Art Institute of Chicago, gift of the Neisser Family 2003.73, © The Estate of Eva Hesse (via: arttattler.com)
Eva Hesse
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Untitled, 1966, Brush and gray wash, with charcoal and graphite, on ivory wove paper, 35.2 x 35.2 cm, Art Institute of Chicago, gift of the Neisser Family 2003.73, © The Estate of Eva Hesse (via: arttattler.com)

Eva Hesse

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Deux Nus, 1897-98  
René Lalique (identified via: cinematheque.fr)

Deux Nus, 1897-98  

René Lalique (identified via: cinematheque.fr)


Lisa Ekdahl - Cry Me a River


수중 (underwater)  (via: blog.daum.net  HERE)   
Photographer: Zac Pagett 

수중 (underwater)  (via: blog.daum.net  HERE)   

Photographer: Zac Pagett 


Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away… and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast…. be happy about your growth, in which of course you can’t take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind; be confident and calm in front of them and don’t torment them with your doubts and don’t frighten them with your faith or joy, which they wouldn’t be able to comprehend. Seek out some simple and true feeling of what you have in common with them, which doesn’t necessarily have to alter when you yourself change again and again; when you see them, love life in a form that is not your own and be indulgent toward those who are growing old, who are afraid of the aloneness that you trust…. and don’t expect any understanding; but believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.
“

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet