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“Tahiti Island, Matamoe (Landscape with Peacocks)”, Painted by Paul Gauguin in 1882.

Alexandra David-Néel, photographed with her adopted son in 1920.

Antiques dealer Peter Hinwood’s drawing room- The World of Interiors.

The English writer Lesley Blanch, whose book “The Wilder Shores of Love” tells the true story of four 18th and 19th century women who explored the mideast, pictures in the Sahara, circa 1950.

French Artist Paul Jacoulet’s 1935 painting of a young man from Fais Island.

Darazich Minaret in Esfahan, Persia, photographed circa 1934 by Robert Byron, a British pioneer of modern travel writing.

“Carven of Pilgrims in Ramieh,” from a 1236-37 manuscript of “Maqamat al-Hairir.”

Paul Bowles, the American expatriate composer and author, photographed in 1947 at his home in Tangiers.

“Lord Byron in Albanian Dress,” painted by Thomas P)hillips circa 1814.

Court Hall in the main house of painter Frederick Church’s residence, Olana, inspired by architecture he had seen in Beirut, Jerusalem and Damascus.

A 1982 portrait of Bruce Chatwin, whose book “the Songlines” examined the nomadic culture of Austrian Aborigines.

A 1756-58 painting of Countess Marie Fargues in Turkish dress by her husband, the Swiss Painter Jean- étienne Liotard.

 

 

“READY TO TRAVEL” - 14 Comments

  1. All clothes and paintings are wondeRfull!

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  2. This is the most incredible collection of clothing and accessories I have ever seen. So original, sexy and exotic!

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  3. This post is so inspiring, and well done. Thank you !

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  4. Breathtaking visuals! The Valentino Collection is FABULOUS: ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

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  5. Great posting mark. Wonderful fashion with that touch of exotica.
    LeslEy blanch was a long time friend and brilliant until her passing. I am lucky enough to have some of her bits and pieces from her travels.

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  6. Amazing show and an amazing post.

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  7. Really great and smart post– you do these so well.

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  8. Beautiful, well researched post. breathtaking clothes that stretch beyond my budget but DEFINITELY have inspired me. Thank you.

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  9. I think Valentino is my new favorite…

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  10. I think PAul Gauguin painted that painting in 1882, not 1982.

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