steampunktendencies:

The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (DutchKoninklijke Serres van LakenFrenchSerres Royales de Laeken), are a vast complex of monumental heated greenhouses in the park of the Royal Palace of Laeken in the north of Brussels. It is one of the major tourist attractions of the city.

The complex was commissioned by King Leopold II and designed by Alphonse Balat. Built between 1874 and 1895, the complex was finished with the completion of the so-called “Iron Church”, a domed greenhouse that would originally serve as the royal chapel. The total floor surface of this immense complex is 2.5 hectares (270,000 square feet). 800,000 liters (over 200,000 US gallons) of fuel oil are needed each year to heat the buildings.

The complex can only be visited during a two-week period in April–May each year, when most flowers are in full bloom.

Credits : [Wikipedia] [Olivier Polet] [Luc Viatour]

slimeeeman:

What if celebrities got involved with Ferguson awareness as much as they did with the ALS ice bucket challenge 

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wnderlst:

Bejalasnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina | Bez Dan

wnderlst:

Bejalasnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina | Bez Dan
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customer service people perform a great deal of uncompensated emotional labor

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rhapsodybrohemian:

This is very pleasing to my eye.

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“How beautiful it is here, to be sure, but how difficult to paint! I can see what I want to do quite clearly but I’m not there yet. It’s so clear and pure in its pinks and blues that the slightest misjudged stroke looks like a smear of dirt.”
Morning at Antibes, Claude Monet

How beautiful it is here, to be sure, but how difficult to paint! I can see what I want to do quite clearly but I’m not there yet. It’s so clear and pure in its pinks and blues that the slightest misjudged stroke looks like a smear of dirt.”

Morning at Antibes, Claude Monet

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pollyfern:

Nearly there…#painting #flower #botanical #drawing #watercolour #peony #pollyfern #illustration

pollyfern:

Nearly there…#painting #flower #botanical #drawing #watercolour #peony #pollyfern #illustration

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"She is shy and witty, she is nobody’s fool, she is a brilliant actress, she is beautiful beyond the dreams of pornography, she can be arrogant and willful, she is clement and loving, Dulcis Imperatrix, she is Sunday’s child, she can tolerate my impossibilities and my drunkenness, she is an ache in the stomach when I am away from her, and she loves me!”

satya-:

"She is shy and witty, she is nobody’s fool, she is a brilliant actress, she is beautiful beyond the dreams of pornography, she can be arrogant and willful, she is clement and loving, Dulcis Imperatrix, she is Sunday’s child, she can tolerate my impossibilities and my drunkenness, she is an ache in the stomach when I am away from her, and she loves me!”

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inner-realms:

Keukenhof overview | Flickr - Photo Sharing! unter We Heart It.

inner-realms:

Keukenhof overview | Flickr - Photo Sharing! unter We Heart It.

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Concept Art by Mary Blair

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