These are pretty incredible! I’m torn between not wanting to make a big fuss when I one day die, having something simple and humble… and then on the other hand, build me something awesome, in the true sense of the word, and Gothic, and magnificent! Maybe a mausoleum? Anyway, that spider is pretty crazy/creepy!
Jan Lievens - Vanitas Still Life [c.1620-30].
God, that detail.
That’s exquisite! Who said still life was boring?! (I think I might have once when I was young actually)
The Tartar Tent, the Gothic Church, Temple to the God Pan, the Ruined column and the Pyramid all reside in the abandoned French garden ‘Desert de Retz’. Source.
I want a garden like this!!