You cannot defeat me. I've lived too many lives, ravaged entire kingdoms. I have been given powers that you could not even fathom. I will never stop. Never. I will give this wretched world the queen it deserves.

Previously evllqueen
theantidote:

Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy. The bookshop, being one of the most original in the world, is a lovely place to rummage used publications in various languages. The so-called “High Water Bookstore” sits in Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa (Corte Senza Nome) in Venice. (Photo by Ennio Maretto)

theantidote:

Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy. The bookshop, being one of the most original in the world, is a lovely place to rummage used publications in various languages. The so-called “High Water Bookstore” sits in Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa (Corte Senza Nome) in Venice. (Photo by Ennio Maretto)

cressus:

     No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.  
     -   Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini