historicaltimes:

Students from Caius College, Cambridge and Oxford play football while dressed as Victorian gentlemen, Parker’s Piece, Cambridge, 3rd December 1946

historicaltimes:

Students from Caius College, Cambridge and Oxford play football while dressed as Victorian gentlemen, Parker’s Piece, Cambridge, 3rd December 1946

shy-di:

William and I can separate life into two parts. There were those years when we were blessed with the physical presence beside us of both our mother and father.

And then there are the 10 years since our mother’s death. When she was alive, we completely took for granted her unrivaled love of life, laughter, fun and folly. She was our guardian, friend and protector.

She never once allowed her unfaltering love for us to go unspoken or undemonstrated.

She will always be remembered for her amazing public work. But behind the media glare, to us, just two loving children, she was quite simply the best mother in the world.

We would say that, wouldn’t we.

But we miss her. She kissed us last thing at night. Her beaming smile greeted us from school. She laughed hysterically and uncontrollably when sharing something silly she might have said or done that day. She encouraged us when we were nervous or unsure.

She — like our father — was determined to provide us with a stable and secure childhood.

To lose a parent so suddenly at such a young age, as others have experienced, is indescribably shocking and sad. It was an event which changed our lives forever, as it must have done for everyone who lost someone that night.

But what is far more important to us now, and into the future, is that we remember our mother as she would have wished to be remembered as she was: fun-loving, generous, down-to-earth, entirely genuine.

We both think of her every day.

We speak about her and laugh together at all the memories.

Put simply, she made us, and so many other people, happy. May this be the way that she is remembered

georgeslays:

"I would like to end by thanking God for the small mercies he has shown us at this dreadful time. For taking Diana at her most beautiful and radiant and when she had joy in her private life. Above all we give thanks for the life of a woman I am so proud to be able to call my sister, the unique, the complex, the extraordinary and irreplaceable Diana whose beauty, both internal and external, will never be extinguished from our minds."

July 1st, 1961 - August 31st, 1997

englishsnow:

Thomas Abbs

breathtakingdestinations:

London - England (von Simon & His Camera)
breathtakingdestinations:

London Eye - London - England (von Harshil.Shah)

breathtakingdestinations:

London Eye - London - England (von Harshil.Shah)

cross-connect:

Anna Gillespie born in Surrey in 1964 is a Bristol based artist producing drawings and representational figurative sculpture using contemporary disposable materials and bronze.

She studied philosophy, politics, economics at Wadham College, Oxford and then International Relations at the London School of Economics. In 1988 Anna returned to sculpture, taking a City and Guilds in Stone Masonry and Carving in Bath before going to the Centro d’Arte, Verrocchio, Italy to work as studio assistant to sculptor, Nigel Konstam. Anna then completed an MA in Fine and Media Arts in Cheltenham. Anna now lives and works in Bath and is represented by the Beaux Arts galleries in Bath and London.

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Postcards from home.

Postcards from home.

theprintspace:

I Scream Factory is a collective of creatives inspired by the idea that ice cream is a metaphor for life. Support their Kickstarter to bring their work to Hoxton Gallery.

I Scream Factory has been given the opportunity to host an exhibition from 27th August to 3rd September at our friends of Hoxton Gallery in London.

The photo exhibition will be called ‘Scream for Ice Cream’ – a title that takes us back to a seminal scene in Jim Jarmusch’s 1986 film Down by Law. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Support I Scream Factory’s Kickstarter and get some great rewards, like a signed fine art print on our Fuji Crystal Archive paper of your favourite work!

cross-connect:

London based artist - Emma McNally took her degree in English and Philosophy and as an artist is self-taught, developing a subtle drawing style which fuels the complex mark-making of her large works in graphite on paper. She also works on a small scale, layering tissue paper and pouncing holes in the surface.

‘I like graphite’s materiality: its mess and dirt as well as its capacity to leave the cleanest, sharpest percussive marks and lines. I feel like I’m forging land formations when I use it, or scattering particles, or spiralling vortices of smoke and water,’ she writes. 

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urban-traces:

submitted by: sam-ajayi

Portabello Road Market, London.

urban-traces:

submitted by: sam-ajayi

Portabello Road Market, London.