A selection of other favourte things and curiosities
Man with six finger hands
I have always admired Greta Garbo - her style, her mysterious aura and, when she finally spoke, her voice.
Cigar women of Havana! This great photograph accompanied an article I found about the high price of Cuban cigars in Britain compared to the rest of the world.
A button from my collection.
This is how you can gather dew. It should be collected on May Day. Sheets are stretched out on pegs overnight and in the early hours two people unpeg the sheets and squeeze the dew out over a container.
I know one person who still gathers dew on May Day and I am going to try it myself next year....
This engraving is from the MUTUS LIBER, (The Silent Book) an alchemical text published in France 1677
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