Monday, July 27, 2009

Brief history lesson

I thought this was L O V E L Y:

"In Arthur Conan Doyle's first short story about Sherlock Holmes for The Strand,
Doctor Watson noted that the detective
'loathed every form of society with his whole Bohemian soul' and
'remained in our lodgings in Baker-street, buried among his old books
and alternating from week to week between cocaine and ambition..'"

The bohemians originated as gypsies entering France around 1840
from places such as Egypt or India.
They came as entertainers or blacksmiths,
nomads escaping social convention to engage in the "new cult of the individual."
The place which the settled,
"Bohemia" is now known as the Czech Republic..
Escapists, idealists.

Sounds a bit reminiscent of myself

Now here are some wonderful photos:

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