Claude Monet and Alice Hoschedé Monet in Piazza San Marco, Venice, October 6, 1908.
Monet in his garden at Giverny, 1922. New York Times, photo archive.
Topiaries at Fingask Castle, Tayside, photographed in the second half of the 19th Century.
Rosalie Gwathmey (Sep. 15, 1908 - 2001): Paris Bird Market, 1950s - gelatin silver print (Smithsonian)
The Phoenix, photographed at Big Sur, California.
An ancient symbol of eternal life, the Phoenix is a mythical bird. Often depicted as a bird of prey, it is also associated with the rising sun. According to legend, every thousand years when the Phoenix senses that its life is coming to an end, it builds itself a funeral pyre made from cinnamon and other aromatic materials and allows itself to be consumed by fire, only to rise again from its own ashes.
A Hanging Basket, The Book of Town and Window Gardening (1903), F. A. Bardswell.
Tulips at the Santa Cruz Farmers Market, California.
Chairs, Table and Shadows
How fabulous is this? Great find!
Outstanding in Their Field: June 1939. Daughters of a Tygart Valley, West Virginia, homesteader.
Karol Adamiecki (1866-1933)
… under the old trees somewhere in the Hutsul region.