history is a beautiful thing

Just a compilation of Harry being exceptionally beautiful

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I find beauty in old piano keys and fraying guitar strings; I find beauty in lonely forests and dark caves, in abandoned bookstores and dusty libraries; I find beauty in music that means something and in people who are passionate. I find beauty in things that make time stop for just a second.
—  The World Moves Too Fast Sometimes

vintage beauty products i came across at a lovely antique store yesterday ♡

Ugh remember that time harry was sitting on the edge of the stage at a show during Little Things and spotted this fan in the crowd and silently mouthed “you’re pretty” to them but they didn’t hear him so then he whispered “pretty” really softly into his mic and afterwards he ducked his head and smiled and nodded like “yeah, you” and blushed and it was one of the sweetest purest moments in concert history

1690s book with filigree silver binding - National Library of Sweden

This binding is an exquisite example of Danish filigree technique
from the 1690s.It belongs to the National Library’s Huseby
Collection and was once owned by Karren Mogensdotter Skoug.
Her name and the year 1692 are engraved on the inside of the clasps. -(x)
My love has made me selfish. I cannot exist without you – I am forgetful of every thing but seeing you again – my Life seems to stop there – I see no further. You have absorb’d me. I have a sensation at the present moment as though I was dissolving – I should be exquisitely miserable without the hope of soon seeing you … I have been astonished that Men could die Martyrs for religion – I have shudder’d at it – I shudder no more – I could be martyr’d for my Religion – Love is my religion – I could die for that – I could die for you.
—  A letter written from John Keats (1795-1821) to Fanny Brawne (1800-1865) in 1819.

And I add my own love to the history of people who have loved beautiful things, and looked out for them, and pulled them from the fire, and sought them when they were lost, and tried to preserve them and save them while passing them along literally from hand to hand, singing out brilliantly from the wreck of time to the next generation of lovers, and the next.

Beautiful Abandoned Places

Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay

Mill from 1886 in Sorrento, Italy

Train depot in Częstochowa, Poland

El Hotel del Santo in Colombia

Hafodunos Hall in Llangernyw, North Wales

Hidden Subway Station under City Hall, New York

Kerry Way walking path (between Sneem and Kenmare) in Ireland

Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert

Railway in France

Angkor Wat in Cambodia


orphan black + top ten episodes (imdb)

anonymous asked:

hello. I was reading your fic with exr where a person cough up flowers if their love is unrequited, and this quote "Sometimes they were carnations. Red like him" made me remember somtg: In portugal, we had what you call the "carnation revolution" in 1974. It is considered the most peaceful revolution. What began as a military revolution led by the army, quickly became a mass movement of civil unrest - part 1

part 2 - a revolt by idealistic young army officers quickly turned into a popular uprising when the troops were joined by jubilant crowds, They took less than 24 hours to bring down Europe’s longest-lived dictatorship and signal the end of the last colonial empire in Africa. It became known as the Carnation rev bc a flower vend. distributed carnations between the people and soldiers, almost no shot was fired, EVERYONE had a carnation in their gun or clothes,  "It was a coup like no other,“ recalled Swiss journalist Werner Herzog, who reported on the revolution."The atmosphere was more like a party,” “It was the most original revolution of the 20th century,” veteran Socialist politician Jose Magalhaes told a parliamentary gathering. I JUST… Enjolras would’ve loved this. Sorry for the spam :) i just found it very symbolic that you chose that flower when it means so much for the freedom of my country. YES, WE GOT OUR FREEDOM LIKE THAT!! OK NOW i’m thinking about this revolution and Grantaire being the one distributing carnations ahaha :D

Ohhh my God this is actually amazing. For one thing, I’m the biggest slut for hearing true revolution stories, nothing ever gets me more excited. It makes my boyfriend roll his eyes because the moment I hear the word ‘Revolution’ It’s like my neck snaps backwards to attention and the kill bill sirens begin to play!

Secondly, I’m huge on history. Especially- you guessed it- history that involves revolution. But managing to successfully protest without violence is such a rare treat and it warms my little pacifist heart!

This is an incredible read, thank you so much for sharing. 

And for the AU- imagine street merchant Grantaire falling in love with the idealistic soldier, the Hanahaki begins and to solve his overabundance of flowers he begins to sell them on the street. When he begins coughing up too many carnations to sell, he starts giving them away- at the exact same time Enjolras’ revolt is starting.

Enjolras falls in love with Grantaire during the uprising (the carnations becoming a talking point for the both of them- Enjolras is just so perplexed, how on earth does he seem to have more every day when he gives out so many? Where on earth are they coming from?) The flowers stop the same time the revolution does- due to overwhelming success, Enjolras can now focus upon other things. Like how the flower vendor has suddenly stopped selling flowers, is smiling so much brighter, and is selling paintings of the uprising on the street.