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art nouveau

Art Nouveau was an architecture and art movement that was inspired by nature and graceful natural lines. this art movement influenced fashion, architecture, furniture, and jewelry.


Ancient House, Assisi, Italy photo via misshurry. Ok, I like doorways!

discutant:    Old South Gothic: Decaying portico of the Belle Grove mansion, Louisiana, photographed in 1938. Belle Grove, built in 1857 and abandoned in the 1920s, composed 75 rooms and was reputedly the largest plantation house in the South. Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston, via Shorpy.

Vicinity of White Castle. Greek Revival mansion of 75 rooms. Built 1857 by John Andrews, who sold it to Stone Ware. Occupied by Ware family until circa 1913 Iberville Parish, Louisiana.

One of the many homes of the Queen of England, Windsor Castle is said to have several ghosts. People have claimed to have seen the ghost of Henry VIII roaming the hallways, and to have heard his footsteps and painful groans. Another Windsor ghost is that of the Saxon Hunter Herne, who threw himself in front of a stag in order to save the King’s life. People have reported seeing Queen Elizabeth in the window of the Dean’s Cloister and in the Royal Library.

Steeped in myth and legend, castles have always been popular destinations for lovers of history and architecture.

Abandoned Castle in Italy

Abandoned Castle in Italy