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Christy Mack whom I only posted last week on my other tumblr pretty-delights I just discovered was violently attacked by her ex-boyfriend Aug 8. He an MMA fighter named War Machine, who was subsequently arrested and charged with many horrid things.

My heart goes out to Christy Mack and money is being raised to help her with the costs related for recovery from such evil.

https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/qcd5/christy-mack-s-medical-expense-fund

Christy Mack whom I only posted last week on my other tumblr pretty-delights I just discovered was violently attacked by her ex-boyfriend Aug 8. He an MMA fighter named War Machine, who was subsequently arrested and charged with many horrid things.

My heart goes out to Christy Mack and money is being raised to help her with the costs related for recovery from such evil.

https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/qcd5/christy-mack-s-medical-expense-fund

Sir Richard Attenborough has sadly passed at the age of 90.

Sir Richard Attenborough has sadly passed at the age of 90.

200 years ago today Washington D.C was burned by an invading British army led by General Robert Ross during the War of 1812.

1) “Capture of the City of Washington,” Based on an engraving from “Rapin’s History of England,” published by J. & J. Gundee, Albion Press, London, 1815. 2) A mural by Allyn Cox displayed in the Capital Building and completed in 1974.
3) The White House. A watercolour by George Munger.
4) The Capital Building. A watercolour completed in 1814.

Lieutenant Colonel N A L Corry leads the 2nd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards out of La Havre, Belgium on the 15th August, 1914.

This began a journey that would eventually see the Grenadier Guards form up with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in the vicinity of Mons on the 22nd of August. This would be the BEF’s first real fight against the Imperial German Army.

Lieutenant Colonel N A L Corry leads the 2nd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards out of La Havre, Belgium on the 15th August, 1914.

This began a journey that would eventually see the Grenadier Guards form up with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in the vicinity of Mons on the 22nd of August. This would be the BEF’s first real fight against the Imperial German Army.

The prospect of Newcastle upon Tyne as viewed from the south.
1713.

The prospect of Newcastle upon Tyne as viewed from the south.
1713.

Barbed wire from the First World War still intact from the Champagne region of France.

Speechless.

Barbed wire from the First World War still intact from the Champagne region of France.

Speechless.

Lady-in-waiting Sophia Orlova-Denisova

Saw this and the lady really looks like you!
apathetic-amoeba
Lady-in-waiting Sophia Orlova-Denisova
Saw this and the lady really looks like you! apathetic-amoeba

atlasobscura:

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek - Vienna, Austria

The Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Austrian National Library) is a breathtaking baroque masterpiece, finished in 1726. Formerly the court library to the Hapsburgs, it is one of the world’s major libraries, with an extraordinary collection that dates back to the 14th century. The current collection contains around 2.5 million books.

Visitors can also visit many special collections, which include prints, maps, papyri, portraits, music and theater. But the magnificent library itself is the focal point here. Among the exhibits are two exquisite Venetian baroque globes: one for the earth and one for the sky, each with a diameter of more than one meter. Keep your eye out for library employees slipping through concealed passages behind certain bookcases.

The Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Austrian National Library) on Atlas Obscura

Wow!
Must get here!

Robin Williams.
My heart goes out this talented man’s family after his tragic death today from an apparent suicide.

His work always lifted my heart.

Robin Williams.
My heart goes out this talented man’s family after his tragic death today from an apparent suicide.

His work always lifted my heart.

Back in the UK!

Myself and my wife have just enjoyed our first day back in England after moving back from the US. Yay!

We will be here to both complete our respective masters programs.

Awesome!

@biolumo