9 May 2011

BRIDESHEAD BIRTHDAY



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"The langour of Youth - how unique and quintessential it is! How quickly, how irrecoverably, lost! The zest, the generous affections, the illusions, the despair, all the traditional attributes of Youth - all save this come and go with us through life...These things are a part of life itself; but languor - the relaxation of yet unwearied sinews, the mind sequestered and self-regarding, the sun standing still in the heavens and the earth throbbing to our own pulse - that belongs to Youth alone and dies with it." - Evelyn Waugh

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At long last, I got to make a literary/aesthetic pilgrimage to my beloved Brideshead, namely Castle Howard in North Yorkshire. I couldn't have thought of a more pseudo-sophisticated way to spend my 21st birthday.
If you haven't heard of Evelyn Waugh or Brideshead Revisited, take a recommendation from me. And then, if you have the chance, go drink a bottle of champagne on the steps of the Temple of the Four Winds, dressed in silk pyjamas.


7 comments:

the nyanzi report said...

Happy twenty-first!

Raz said...

I absolutely LOVE Castle Howard. I go to uni in York and every time my mum comes up she treats me with a little visit there.

Laura said...

Happy Birthday, looks like the most perfect birthday celebrations! x

Uli said...

Beautiful pictures with a beautiful girl and a perfect bd celebration!

TheStrawberryFields said...

Happy 21st what a perfect way to spend it mines was in Barcelona,stunning pictures!

Adam said...

Okay, in love with this post too.
Those sandwiches look SCRUMPTIOUS.
Can we follow each other? Love.
xx
thehausofblog.blogspot.com/

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

I'm so in love with your blog. Happy belated birthday! x hivenn

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