Chambre De Commerce
"The Chamber de Commerce alias Cdc is an absolutely fabulous Stock Exchange location, located in a busy city and surrounded by ugly concrete buildings. Only the four relative narrow passages are giving a small glimpse of what the inside of this beautiful queen has to shown. The current building is a reconstruction from 1872. The original building dates from 1531, this late Gothic styled stock market has been burned twice [1583 and 1858]. The CdC is built on top of an existing street intersection with originally no roof, only four covered streets, the still existing and impressive galleries. Around 1853 the square and galleries where covered with a dome modeled on the Crystal Palace in London." Jan Stel
Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.
Judith Thurman (via shecalledhimkillian)
"1880’s Austrian women’s fencing team poses in the fencing style of sword and dagger."
From the website of Christopher L. Oberg:
"In the early 1900’s Fencing was chosen as an olympic sport featuring the three weapons we know today. Historical fencing styles featuring back sword, rapier and dagger ect. are no longer fashionable when compared to the modern olympic fencing games of foil, epee and saber.”
Evelyn Brent dripping with glamor. #tbt #artdeco #jewelry #1920s
New collaborations, 5.2014
headgear by Miss G Designs/Caley Johnson
body paint by Michael Rosner
8 x 10” tintype
Art Deco perfume bottle