classicalbritain:

The Palace on the Water - Łazienki Palace - Warsaw, Poland

Originally a bathhouse for the aristocrat Stanislas Lubormirski, it was completely remodelled by Poland’s Last King, Stanislas August Poniatowski (r.1764-95) who made it his Summer Residence.

Unfortunately, the end of the reign of Stanislaus Augustus resulted in the gradual deterioration of his much loved park. The tsars, who took possession in 1817, treated the neoclassical palace as a secondary office. At that time many valuable works of art and objects were removed and taken to Russia. In the years between the two World Wars, under the management of the State Art Collections, the Royal Łazienki briefly regained its former glory.

During World War II, the Palace was extensively plundered and heavily damaged by the German occupiers. Holes were drilled into the walls for explosives but thankfully they never got around to blowing up the Palace. In 1960, after many years of careful restoration, the Royal Łazienki was returned to the Polish people as a museum.

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brynja-storm:

askclint:

asmartkid:

Why we should use SAGA (Sexuality And Gender Acceptance) as the new term for the LGBT community:
It’s easy to say
It includes everyone without having 3 billion letters in the acronym
Saga means “a long story of heroic achievement” which is an excellent way to describe the movement
It sounds hella cool

A saga is also epic.
Our lives would be epic.

Love it

brynja-storm:

askclint:

asmartkid:

Why we should use SAGA (Sexuality And Gender Acceptance) as the new term for the LGBT community:

  • It’s easy to say
  • It includes everyone without having 3 billion letters in the acronym
  • Saga means “a long story of heroic achievement” which is an excellent way to describe the movement
  • It sounds hella cool

A saga is also epic.

Our lives would be epic.

Love it

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micdotcom:

Striking portraits redefine the stereotypes about Iranian fathers and daughters

Photographer Nafise Motlaq recently set out on a mission to prove that not all Iranian fathers are the same. 

Currently living in Malaysia, Motlaq grew tired of how her native Iran is frequently characterized. “After living far from my homeland for several years, I found that people generally have stereotyped opinions about Iran and Iranians due to what mainstream media feed them,” she told Mic. 

Following her own father’s bout with a serious illness and a visit home after several years abroad, she was inspired to shoot the “Fathers and Daughters” series.

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chiefsimba:

farfrompaid:

*Unarmed Black person gets killed by police*
“It’s not about race they had to have done something to deserve it.”

*Black person gets a job or goes to a college*
“This is obviously about race there is nothing they could have done to deserve it.”

Bro it’s is the truth.

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