The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
"Sentados frente al madrileño Puente de Toledo comparten con entusiasmo y elegancia una botella de lo que parece ser vino, que beben a morro tan felices. Ignoran que son precursores de la moda del Botellón, 1910." (SOURCE)
Victorian ladies inside the Crystal Palace (“our sweet home”). Elvira, Lady Áyden y Lady Elizabeth Winchester.
The Crystal Palace is a metal and glass structure located in the Jardines del Retiro in Madrid (Spain). It was built in 1887 for the Exposition of the Philippines, held that year. Its structure is metal, and is completely covered by glass plates. It was built by Ricardo Velázquez Bosco, and construction project was inspired by the Crystal Palace, Paxton (U.K.).
A Graveyard and a Park. This meet up started with a visit to St Isidro’s Cemetery, one of the most romantic and beautiful graveyards in Europe and the longest-standing one in Madrid. It also included a personal homage to the Spanish Illustrious Gentlemen at their Pantheon and a walk down Retiro Park that ran through its Rose Garden and into its Crystal Palace.