Post by Kiri Blakeley. What do you get the baby who has everything? Imagine trying to pick out a gift for Prince George. Funny onesies just don't seem quite right for the baby who already had a perfect replica of Queen Victoria's daughter's christening gown. Show More Summary
Jeremy Gordon examines the reliance on the collective pronoun in making an argument: Over time, the “royal we” has made its way from the mouths of Queen Victoria and Margaret Thatcher into our writing. At best, it seems a crutch, while at worst it’s an assumed arrogance. Here’s but one example from The New Yorker’s […]
To begin with, Queen Victoria was the inspiration for my wedding dress. Think about this: absolutely no one wore a white dress before HRM's wedding in 1840! In fact, most wedding gowns were blue or pink-ish or even plaid. Imagine waltzing...Show More Summary
With chunky, triangular leaves iced in precise white lines, and with a tight, symmetrical rosette shape almost too perfect to be real, Queen Victoria agave (Agave victoriae-reginae) is as regal as its name suggests. This little agave is decidedly not queen-sized, however. Show More Summary
Nothing but the best for the royal babe: Prince George was today christened at St. James's Palace's Chapel Royal with water from the River Jordan; he wore a replica of the christening gown made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter and first used in 1841. Here's the most amusing part of...
Three brands of bagged spinach — Frisco’s, Queen Victoria and Metro — have been recalled by Ippolito Fruit and Produce Ltd. because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. These products were distributed in Ontario and Quebec, and possibly other provinces. The identifying information for the packages is as follows: Marques commerciales Format Code(s) sur le... Continue Reading
A new parliamentary exhibition about the great fire of 1834, which destroyed the medieval Palace of Westminster includes some fascinating material - not least this view of Queen Victoria in procession at a State Opening, using Sir John...Show More Summary
The Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris is showing Desire & Sensuality; Victorian masterpieces from the the Pérez Simón collection (CLICK). Over 50 paintings of the British Aesthetic Movement, created during the reign of Queen Victoria, are on display until 20 January 2014. Show More Summary
For the first time in France, the Désirs & Volupté exhibition at the Jacquemart-André Museum invites the general public to discover famous British artists of the reign of Queen Victoria, among them Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), Sir Frederic Leighton (1830-1896), Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) and Albert Moore (1841-1893). Show More Summary
2013, 173 p. We’re told that it’s all about controlling the narrative. Politicians all do it, it seems; and we risk losing control of our narrative by putting too much of our lives onto the internet, we’re told. All this … Continue reading ?
Andrew Evans is still traveling, as National Geographic's Digital Nomad. This week he is in Calgary, Alberta, where he visited the the Glenbow Museum. Evans got a private tour of some of the museum items that are not on display. Lo and...Show More Summary
At the Queen Victoria Market, an immense city-run collection of stalls and shops in Melbourne, Australia, a fishmonger at a prime corner is paying $5,500 per month to the City to operate there. Since other fishmongers pay less, much of this payment is economic rent — payment for the visibility/access at this corner. Show More Summary
A statue of Queen Victoria which was banished from Sri Lanka's presidential palace amid fears it brought bad luck will now be spruced up for an upcoming Commonwealth summit. The 1897 statue of the former British monarch seated on a throne had been banished from the palace a few years ago and dumped in the backyard of Colombo's museum. Show More Summary
For generations Britain's royal babies have worn a remarkable, unique hand-me-down: a Honiton lace and white satin gown that Queen Victoria commissioned in 1841 for her eldest daughter’s christening. The gown was worn by more than 30 blue-blooded babies,
Queen Victoria can take quite a lot of credit for inventing the Scottish tourism industry, and her descendants are continuing to do their bit. With the current Queen returning to Victoria's Cairngorm retreat at the weekend, she brings...Show More Summary
• Tea Party Queen Victoria Jackson defends her controversial statement that President Obama is a communist. • It’s a Friday night Free-for-All!
Probably the only time a Bentley Mulsanne could come off as somewhat ordinary is when it shares a driveway with the Bentley State Limousine built for Queen Victoria. That's exactly what's going to happen during the Coronation Festival...Show More Summary
05-14 Jul The pop-up Exhibition of Fun zone is transforming the second level of the Queen Victoria Building into the imaginative world of Dr Seuss these school...
Straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe on the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls is said to have the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The waterfall was named in honor of Queen Victoria by explorer David Livingston in 1855. Locals on the Zambian side call it “The Smoke That Thunders.” At 108m/360ft high [...]Show More Summary
Luxury cruise line Cunard is taking out chef Todd English's eponymous restaurant on the Queen Victoria. It will be replaced by Michelin-starred chef and Cunard culinary ambassador Jean-Marie Zimmerman's restaurant the Verandah. The only remaining Todd English cruise ship restaurant...