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Cecil Beaton Georgia Sitwell, Renishaw,1930
Sep 18, 2014 / 14 notes

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Cecil Beaton
Georgia Sitwell, Renishaw,1930

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A street in Venice, Italy. 
Photo by me. 
Sep 18, 2014 / 9 notes

A street in Venice, Italy. 

Photo by me. 

Sep 18, 2014 / 213 notes

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I think I’m always young at heart… [x]

→ Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales, b. 15 September, 1984

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Sep 17, 2014 / 1,720 notes

"Why are you so sad?" she asked the statue. "What is your secret?"

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Sep 17, 2014 / 23 notes

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March 2006 - Going through training in Cyprus.

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Sep 17, 2014 / 115,847 notes

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Anastasia’s Blue Dress Appreciation Post

Was there some sort of special animation for this movie because it has never looked quite like other animation.

It was almost entirely rotoscoped, if that’s what you mean? That means it was drawn on top of live action film, which is how they got the realistic subtleties. 

Whoa, that’s so cool. Wow.

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is rotoscoping done fantastically right.

Because all you really need to do is find some cheap animation produced by lesser-to-completely-unknown studios to see how horribly disturbing rotoscoping is when the artist cannot animate very well; if the frame rate is too slow? It looks jerky, choppy, and repulsively unnatural. It leaps right into the uncanny valley and sets up house there.

see: ralph bakshi’s 1977 production of Lord of the Rings

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Sep 17, 2014 / 27,212 notes

The Secret Garden, 1993, dir. Agnieszka Holland
If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.’

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PLATELL’S PEOPLE: Time this reluctant royal heir grew up

By: Amanda Platell

Last September Prince William quit his role in the military for a ‘transitional year’ to find himself. Now we learn he is to side-step his royal duties yet again by signing up as a civilian air ambulance pilot for at least two years.
We are told William ‘passionately believes this is a way of giving back to the country as he continues to support the Queen in her work’.
Some support. He has carried out just 77 royal engagements in the past 12 months, compared to the Queen’s 300 and Prince Charles’s 537.
While some may applaud him for now getting a proper job, I detect a worrying pattern emerging. Once again, William has balked at taking on his royal duty, preferring a ‘normal’ family life.
Well, as ‘normal’ as a man can be with a £25 million personal fortune, a dad who still bankrolls him and whose luxury homes are upgraded at taxpayers’ expense.
And I can’t help but think that his latest career move is a slap in the face for the Prince’s Trust, his father’s charity that has done such magnificent work helping hundreds of thousands of young people, and which could have offered William a perfect platform to ‘give something back’.
The nation has been very patient with William. We understood his reluctance as a young man to take on the royal mantle after the death of his mother. We respected his request for privacy while at university, then in the military. We indulged his little whim to undertake a course at Cambridge in agriculture.
But the reluctant Prince — who’s known to have inherited his father’s petulance — now appears to be becoming a rather selfish one, still dodging the royal draft, but keeping all the privileges that come with it.
And surely at 32, William is too old to be taking another few gap years away from the royal front line.
The brutal truth is that with Charles now 65, it is not inconceivable that William could be king in ten or 15 years. Yet, as time goes on, he worryingly seems less not more inclined to want to be a full-time royal.
The sad truth is that many are beginning to suspect William just does not have the duty gene — and that it may not be his great-grandfather George VI’s blood that pumps through his veins, but that of Edward VIII.
Sep 17, 2014 / 23 notes

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3giraffes3africa:

PLATELL’S PEOPLE: Time this reluctant royal heir grew up

By: Amanda Platell

Last September Prince William quit his role in the military for a ‘transitional year’ to find himself. Now we learn he is to side-step his royal duties yet again by signing up as a civilian air ambulance pilot for at least two years.

We are told William ‘passionately believes this is a way of giving back to the country as he continues to support the Queen in her work’.

Some support. He has carried out just 77 royal engagements in the past 12 months, compared to the Queen’s 300 and Prince Charles’s 537.

While some may applaud him for now getting a proper job, I detect a worrying pattern emerging. Once again, William has balked at taking on his royal duty, preferring a ‘normal’ family life.

Well, as ‘normal’ as a man can be with a £25 million personal fortune, a dad who still bankrolls him and whose luxury homes are upgraded at taxpayers’ expense.

And I can’t help but think that his latest career move is a slap in the face for the Prince’s Trust, his father’s charity that has done such magnificent work helping hundreds of thousands of young people, and which could have offered William a perfect platform to ‘give something back’.

The nation has been very patient with William. We understood his reluctance as a young man to take on the royal mantle after the death of his mother. We respected his request for privacy while at university, then in the military. We indulged his little whim to undertake a course at Cambridge in agriculture.

But the reluctant Prince — who’s known to have inherited his father’s petulance — now appears to be becoming a rather selfish one, still dodging the royal draft, but keeping all the privileges that come with it.

And surely at 32, William is too old to be taking another few gap years away from the royal front line.

The brutal truth is that with Charles now 65, it is not inconceivable that William could be king in ten or 15 years. Yet, as time goes on, he worryingly seems less not more inclined to want to be a full-time royal.

The sad truth is that many are beginning to suspect William just does not have the duty gene — and that it may not be his great-grandfather George VI’s blood that pumps through his veins, but that of Edward VIII.

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Prince Harry birthday spam (part 3)
Sep 17, 2014 / 12 notes

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Prince Harry birthday spam (part 3)

Sep 17, 2014 / 10 notes
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Princess Anne spam
Sep 17, 2014 / 8 notes

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Princess Anne spam

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Dangerous Beauty …..
Catherine McCormack as Veronica Franco in 'Dangerous Beauty', 1998 
Veronica Franco (1546-91) is the most famous cortigiana onesta (honored courtesan) of the Italian Renaissance.
Sep 17, 2014 / 46 notes

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Dangerous Beauty …..

Catherine McCormack as Veronica Franco in 'Dangerous Beauty', 1998 

Veronica Franco (1546-91) is the most famous cortigiana onesta (honored courtesan) of the Italian Renaissance.

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Elizabeth Tudor’s Coronation Gown. 
Sep 17, 2014 / 650 notes

Elizabeth Tudor’s Coronation Gown. 

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