Here is what is on tomorrow’s agenda: Trace the London Wall. It’s too far to go to Hadrians Wall up North so why not explore my own backyard?
(check out the second photo! It’s inside the the Merrill Lynch Building on Newgate Street!)
Incase you want to ever visit the old city here are the directions we are going by: “Spanning 2.8km, the wall takes between one hour and two to walk depending on how side-tracked you’re inclined to get along the way. Starting at Trinity Place next to Tower Hill Station, you can trace the route of the wall along Cooper’s Row, then follow Fenchurch Street to America Square, Vine Street, Jewry Street, Aldgate, Duke’s Place, Bevis Marks, Camomile Street, London Wall, St. Alphage Gardens and Cripplegate, inside the Barbican. You then turn south once you get to The Museum of London and follow Noble Street, cut across to The Old Bailey, then Pilgrim Street, Pageantmaster Court till you hit the water. A lot of the wall has now disappeared but the best sections visible to the public are at Trinity Place, Coopers Row, ‘All Hallows on the Wall’ Church on London Wall, St. Alphage Gardens, the gardens along the east side of the Museum of London and Noble Street.”
I’m creating a mood board to show my rommate an idea on how our flat could look so I thought I would share a few of my favourites!
Our flat came with lovely cream couches and we have a awesome shabby antique-y brown table which is amazing. I thought the pillows that have the cursive scroll could bring out the different colours of the table.
I originally thought it would be fun to find an old antique crate and turn it on it’s side and stick an old lamp on it but I found a weird bendy table that fits nicely and has storage.
Our walk way also has a few long tables. I’m thinking about antiquing some pictures frames and putting my antique letters. Maybe some photos of the both of us on the shelves? Just an idea ;D
Horse Hair Flouncer
Echinoidea Pinked Aristotle
One Hundred Braids For One Hundred Brushes For The Ostrich Bride
Birdskin, bone and braided hair bodies; a pair of sleeves, picot with hair braid, razed with bone; ostrich skirt supported with (my) hair; feather and gold-spun farthingale; frog and snake bone adorn.
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight;
And there the snake throws her enamell’d skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Observing Showgirl by Coccia Costumier
Claw corset; moth-bodied bolero; bias skirt, hawk-eyed and compounded.
Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire,
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon’s sphere;
And I serve the fairy queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green.
The cowslips tall her pensioners be:
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours,
In those freckles live their savours:
I must go seek some dewdrops here
And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.
Farewell, thou lob of spirits; I’ll be gone:
Our queen and all our elves come here anon.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Throated Showgirl by Coccia Costumier
Sea urchin collar; tickled larynx bustle skirt, trimming of sea urchin, kissing of humming; stomacha of throat, hummingbird eyes with paradise, jewelled with beetle.
And when she sang, the fishes flocked from all over the sea to listen to her. The shells gaped wide, showing their pearls and even the jellyfish stopped to listen. The young mermaid often sang, and each time, she would gaze upwards, seeking the faint sunlight that scarcely managed to filter down into the depths.
The Little Mermaid Brothers Grimm
Water vascular by
The Coral reef is home to many creatures, the algae on its surface provides food for creatures such as sea urchin and starfish which in turn clean the coral by removing the algae.
Water moulded gorgonian bodies; Sliced sea urchin panniers; Starfish and kid glove sleeves; Urchin studded bias cut skirt
Her godmother simply touched her with her wand, and, at the same moment, her clothes were turned into cloth of gold and silver, all decked with jewels.
Ooooh, la, la! Bring on Paris, bring on the costumes, bring on the charm and haute couture!
I hope you don’t mind looking at a few more of the costumes from the Christian Lacroix exhibit which were from more than 20 years of his work. I can’t believe I actually lived in Singapore at this time and missed this exhibit! The shame is on me.