Jo Weldon (?) stripping in the Strand’s rare book room—photo by David Henry Sterry
And all my fantasies are fulfilled
The Vittoriale degli italiani (English translation: The shrine of Italian victories) is a hillside estate in the town of Gardone Riviera overlooking the Garda lake in Lombardy, Italy. It is where the Italian writer Gabriele d’Annunzio lived after his defenestration in 1922 until his death in 1938. The estate consists of the residence of d’Annunzio called the Prioria (priory), an amphitheatre, the light cruiser Puglia set into a hillside, a boathouse containing the MAS vessel used by D’Annunzio in 1918 and a circular mausoleum. Its grounds are now part of the Grandi Giardini Italiani.
Photo source: http://www.rocaille.it/il-vittoriale/
Completely inappropriate library wear, but lookin’ good on a ladder is no mean feat.
Set your dials to jaw-dropping for The Library of Parliament in Canada.
Blue Pueblo, Library Spiral Staircase, France