Pair of filigree REGARD dove brooches, England, circa 1820.

Love jewelry

At different times it happened that jewelry was not just jewelry, but veiled (and not so veiled) confessions. Such jewelry was popular in England at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries, most often they were gifts from men in love to ladies of their hearts. The message itself was encrypted …

Beautiful love story of chewing gum liners 'Love is...

Beautiful love story of chewing gum liners

Beautiful love story of chewing gum liners The sweet romantic series “Love is …” has become the most popular in the post-Soviet space and the former republics of the USSR. The liners of this Turkish chewing gum were collectible and exchanged. Fortunately, I also have such a romantic collection. But I couldn’t even guess about …

Unusual restaurants from around the globe

Unusual restaurants from around the globe

The Solstice Class of vessels deployed by Celebrity Cruises on behalf of Royal Caribbean International. Other vessels in the Solstice class include the Celebrity Equinox and the Celebrity Eclipse. The main dining room on the Solstice, designed by Adam Tihany. It was a nice departure from the usual way main dining rooms look on cruise …

Beautiful Ice Hotel in Sweden

Beautiful Ice Hotel in Sweden

Beautiful Ice Hotel in Sweden Jukkasjarvi is a locality in Lapland in northern part of the country. Meanwhile, the village has become a popular tourist accommodation during the winter months, best known for the Icehotel. Noteworthy, due to the specific material, the masters, artists and designers have to rebuilt the ice hotel each new year. …

Why Russian Santa is the happiest in the world

Why Russian Santa is the happiest in the world

Why Russian Santa is the happiest in the world Called Ded Moroz (Father Frost), Russian Santa, undoubtedly, is the happiest in the world. And in particular, he is happier than Western Santa. Why? In my opinion, the main difference between him and any Western Santa Claus – he is not alone. Indeed, this is so …

Rasputin’s letter to Nicholas about his own death

Rasputins letter to Nicholas about his own death

Rasputins letter to Nicholas about his own death In December 1916 Grigory Rasputin sent a letter to Nicholas II about his own death: “I feel that I shall leave life before January 1st. I wish to make known to the Russian people, to Papa (the Tsar), to the Russian Mother (the Tsarina) and to the …

President Putin’s Plane

President Putin’s Plane

President Putin’s Plane Brand-new Ilyushin Il-96-300PU – construction of this plane, the equivalent of America’s “Air Force One”, started in Voronezh several years ago. Bristol firm “Diamonite Aircraft Furnishings” has won a 10m contract to refurbish the President Putin’s Plane. “All technical information on the closed project is a state secret,” Russian NTV Mir television …

space hotel

Russian Space Hotel With Beautiful Views

Russian Space Hotel With Beautiful Views. Imagine yourself floating in space hotel and looking down on the beautiful Earth and all of those land dwellers. The Russian company Orbital Technologies has released images of their futuristic hotel that will cost $157,000 for a five-day stay, plus $785,000 for the two-day trip on board a Soyuz …

Live photographs by Arthur Mole

Live photographs by Arthur Mole

Live photographs by Arthur Mole British-born American commercial photographer Arthur Samuel Mole (January 7, 1889, – 14 August 1983) became known for the series of his human photo compositions made during World War I. In particular, Woodrow Wilson, the Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, an American eagle, an emblem of the YMCA, and the Allied …