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Queen Victoria's Holiday Home

I have long wanted to visit Osborne House, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s Tuscan styled holiday home on the Isle of Wight so it was with great pleasure that I finally fulfilled this ambition. 560 more words


Ironies, Matchmaking, and Truths (Horror, Religion, and Mental Illness)

A Japanese legacy is occurring now, but how do you write it?  Place aside it not need be proven.  Accept this story from one person. 2,466 more words


Gothic Victoria

This one is for the modern day Victoria!

This collection is inspired by the three phases of the reign of Queen Victoria. The Victorian era: 1837-1901. 94 more words


My walk to work this morning - Dunedin, New Zealand

This morning I was on a mission to see the Giant Fish and Boats street art by Phlegm, which I knew with a slight detour was on my walking route to the office. 281 more words

New Zealand

Princess Victoria

Princess Victoria, painted by Henry Collen in 1836. Seventeen at the time, this was the year before she became Queen.


Reconciliation in Congo Part 1

This article appeared in The Nation on Sunday December 30 2012.

Despite the protestations of imperialists and missionaries, colonialism is rarely advantageous to the colonised. The British Empire was not the only villain. 832 more words

The Nation