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Brockhampton by Tony
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Tudor estate in Herefordshire

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4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No. 59:

Stourhead Houses, England. 

Built between 1721 and 1725 to the designs of Colen Campbell. It was gutted by fire in the early 20th century, although it was restored. 

It is run by the National Trust and is particularly well known for its beautiful gardens. 

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The National & St. Vincent - Sleep All Summer

Distesa estate,
stagione dei densi climi
dei grandi mattini
dell’albe senza rumore –
ci si risveglia come in un acquario –
dei giorni identici, astrali,
stagione la meno dolente
d’oscuramenti e di crisi,
felicità degli spazi,
nessuna promessa terrena
può dare pace al mio cuore
quanto la certezza di sole
che dal tuo cielo trabocca,
stagione estrema, che cadi
prostrata in riposi enormi,
dai oro ai più vasti sogni,
stagione che porti la luce
a distendere il tempo
di là dai confini del giorno,
e sembri mettere a volte
nell’ordine che procede
qualche cadenza dell’indugio eterno.

Vincenzo Cardarelli

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Nectar by Tony
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collecting food provided by the flower

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Shugborough, Staffordshire, fireplaces by groenling

Larissa Sansour’s short film Nation Estate presents a sci fi-inspired outcome to conflict in the Middle East. “I have always been intrigued by the ability of an artwork to foreshadow political change, but remain grounded solidly in its art practice,” Sansour says. “The aim has never been to offer any conclusions, but rather add a what-if scenario to the discourse in an attempt to understand a current political dialogue that seems—once again and despite solid efforts to avoid it—to have reached an impasse.”

See it September 26 and 29 as part of the MoMA Film series Films from Here: Recent Views from the Arab World.

[Nation Estate. 2013. Palestine/Denmark. Directed by Larissa Sansour.]

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Powis Castle by Tony
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Powis Castle is a medieval castle, fortress and grand country mansion near Welshpool, in Powys, Wales. It is infamous for housing the treasures that were brought home by Robert Clive and his son, Edward Clive from India. The Clives had collected them during their service with the British East India Company.

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Canons Ashby Long View by Tony
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Canons Ashby House had been the home of the Dryden family since its construction in the 16th century; the manor house was built in approximately 1550 with additions in the 1590s, in the 1630s and 1710.

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Library by Tony
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How to show you are learned? build and stock a library. Many of the books document the history of the estate. all books where bound with coloured leathers to match the library.

2015 10 26 122910 Norfolk Felbrigg Hall 1PM

BEST ALBUMS OF 2014

20. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2
19. Popcaan - Where We Come From
18. Vince Staples - Hell Can Wait
17. Dej Loaf - Sell Sole
16. United Nations - The Next Four Years
15. Rich Homie Quan & Young Thug - Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1
14. Ryan Hemsworth - Alone for the First Time
13. Future - Honest / Monster
12. You Blew It! - Keep Doing What You’re Doing
11. Chumped - Teenage Retirement
10. Cymbals Eat Guitars - LOSE
9. Mitski - Bury Me at Makeout Creek
8. YG - My Krazy Life
7. Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again
6. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
5. FKA Twigs - LP1
4. Aphex Twin - Syro
3. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Sea When Absent
2. Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) - You Will Eventually Be Forgotten
1. Sun Kil Moon - Benji

Honorable Mentions: How to Dress Well, Frameworks, Future Islands, The Range, Weezer, Ariana Grande, Migos, The Front Bottoms. 

Best Songs of 2014 here

Looking forward to what’s shaping up to be a great year for music in 2015. Thank you to anyone who shared or discussed music with me this year. A special shoutout to everyone at WUOG 90.5 FM who has helped shaped and mold my nonsensical music taste over the last 3 years, I like life more because of you. I’ll miss you.