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At one time in the late 1950′s, early 1960′s it became virtually impossible to turn on television without finding Peter Ustinov. He might appear as a traffic policeman- first British, then French, then Austrian. He might do his own version … Continue reading
…Of what there is no doubt is that this life was wasteful, extravagant, ostentatious- an appalling contrast, as Dr. Samuel Johnson noted, to the human wretchedness of rural or urban slums; yet it was saved both by its humanity and … Continue reading
The noble houses of eighteenth century England and the regal lifestyles that accompanied them. Life was good if you had money and bling was king… As with paintings, so it was with all that was rare, exotic, and costly: nobleman … Continue reading
Canaletto in London in 1746. He painted A View of the Thames from Lambeth Palace; the best of cities on a sparkling summer day. But what was really happening behind those walls and in those narrow streets on that sunny … Continue reading
Canaletto’s iconic painting, A View of the Thames from Lambeth Palace is a picture perfect postcard, but behind this idyllic view of eighteenth century London was simply too pleasant. Only a tourist could believe it. In fact, much was happening … Continue reading