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Birmingham: The Adventure Part 1

I spent the first half of my day in Birmingham on optimum tourist mode. That is to say that I hit the touristy parts of town, namely the Library of Birmingham and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. 599 more words

Homespun Wood

Dad had a feel for wood,
working with the grain to craft a mitre joint.
The sweet scent of fresh cut timber made him feel good; 112 more words

Pictures from an Exhibition

O, to be in Liverpool
Now that February’s there…

The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool has opened an exhibition called “Victorian Treasures”, which “brings together more than 60 outstanding Victorian paintings and watercolours from the art collections of National Museums Liverpool. 129 more words


Book Review: The Rossettis in Wonderland

Author: Dinah Roe

Year of Publication: 2011

Number of Pages: 412

Publisher: Haus Publishing Ltd.

Genre: Nonfiction

Sub-Genres: Biography

As you might have guessed by now from my profile picture or my list of “Blogs I Follow,” I sort of have a thing for Pre-Raphaelite art. 914 more words


Mythology On Canvas: Mythological Model (2)

The early Pre-Raphaelites allegedly had a fancy for using working class women as models and taking them on as their mistresses. I find myself asking “why this socio-economic group?” Perhaps it had to do with economic vulnerability and the likelihood of compliance. 615 more words



One of my favorite Shakespearian plays, Hamlet is beloved for Hamlet’s sharp wit, visceral melancholy, and famous  “To be or not to be” speech.

BUT Poor Ophelia, caught in the arms of Hamlet in her grave, he swearing by forty-thousand brothers, all too late. 446 more words