Saturday, April 16, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of April 11, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011
Another Sunday, and another week's serving of the freshest Breakfast Links – a selection of noteworthy tidbits gathered from other blogs, web sites, and news stories that we've discovered via the Twitterverse:

Interesting blog on Queen Mother's 1923 wedding dress, trendy at the time, less so now: http://bit.ly/ewWhDW
• Ornamental Garden Homes for the Delicious Dove – Dovecotes & Pigeon-houses- http://bit.ly/i7NWhu
• Wave the Union Jack! On this day in 1606, James I proclaimed the 1st union flag http://bit.ly/fSL56P
• We couldn't resist: Kermit the Frog reporting from the Boston Tea Party: http://bit.ly/fN1b3d
• Slideshow of stunning early 20th c. photos of old China: RT http://goo.gl/fb/MVSwy
• The throne: a symbol of power and authority: a new exhibition of thrones at Versailles: http://bbc.in/hlSN3L
• Sumptuous pair of embroidered gloves for Court c 1600 & all they represent: http://bit.ly/gBdat8
• Fascinating peek inside Maison Lemarié, the 132 year old Parisian atelier specializing in featherwork. http://fb.me/VZaOCBab
• Poet John Keats still sits in an alcove rescued from Old London Bridge: http://bit.ly/esqlwv
• “They Come Down Here and Drop Into The Water” Helping desperate Victorian prostitutes: http://bit.ly/hmkEdK
• "Famous In My Time.....Medora Leigh" http://nblo.gs/gGMNA
• Enjoy highlights from the exhibition "Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals" in this short film http://ow.ly/4BoiT
• The Great Darkness of 1837:How this mysterious phenomenon caused London to grind to a halt. http://bit.ly/gFs8pm
• A Civil War surgeon, & suffragist, Dr. Mary Walker refused to wear women’s clothing. http://bit.ly/dRg2pL
• Famous London arches (most definitely not Micky D's!): Underneath the Arches: http://wp.me/p13rlt-km
• Which way up? Forks, spoons and fashions in table setting at Fairfax House: http://blog.fairfaxhouse.co.uk/?p=174
Henry VIII, Mme Curie, many others get the Lego treatment: http://tinyurl.com/3uq9hsy
• Prepare to browse! One of the most extensive private collections of vintage photos on Flickr - http://bit.ly/fCvL8U
• Archaeologists resume a dig on the site of William Shakespeare's last home http://bbc.in/eL4fzj
• Need some milk for your breakfast? Pop down and see this vendor in St James Park (c1910) http://twitpic.com/4lgig5

2 comments:

Ingrid Mida said...

What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing your favourite links.

nightsmusic said...

Though I know it was a trendsetter at the time, the queen's dress is so dowdy looking and makes her look more like she's wearing a glorified gunny sack. Suck a shame too because I'm sure the material and hand work were beautiful in and of themselves. But the overall effect...not so much.

I found the little bit on the London blackout very interesting though. No explanation for it and only over London. Hm....maybe an alien visit?

Nah.

;o)

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