Posts Tagged: Lady Hester Stanhope

Dress-down Friday equestrian special

Happy year of the horse!

Hester’s last ride

“The young missionary took a wrong turn in the dim light…The first thing he saw was a pile of bones with a skull on top, a lighted taper flickering through each eye socket, grinning at him amidst the shadows of plants and trees…”

Hester’s last ride

“The young missionary took a wrong turn in the dim light…The first thing he saw was a pile of bones with a skull on top, a lighted taper flickering through each eye socket, grinning at him amidst the shadows of plants and trees…”

Take zero

It’s a reckless gambit for any director to describe his film as “90 minutes of nonsense” but that’s how Italian filmmaker Davide Manuli labels his feature La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser, which premiered in Rotterdam.

Take zero

It’s a reckless gambit for any director to describe his film as “90 minutes of nonsense” but that’s how Italian filmmaker Davide Manuli labels his feature La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser, which premiered in Rotterdam.

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 3

The choice of blue plaque honourees is leadenly conservative and sometimes bafflingly perverse, celebrating lesser colonial administrators known only to their mothers. Or it may be that current residents would rather not have their homes associated with drunks, deviants and diabolists.

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 3

The choice of blue plaque honourees is leadenly conservative and sometimes bafflingly perverse, celebrating lesser colonial administrators known only to their mothers. Or it may be that current residents would rather not have their homes associated with drunks, deviants and diabolists.

Dress-down Friday: Lady Hester Stanhope

“I can assure you if I ever looked well in anything it is in the Asiatic dress,” claimed Stanhope, and like Isabelle Eberhardt, she found liberation not in assuming a traditional Arab female role, but by becoming an “honorary man”.

Dress-down Friday: Lady Hester Stanhope

“I can assure you if I ever looked well in anything it is in the Asiatic dress,” claimed Stanhope, and like Isabelle Eberhardt, she found liberation not in assuming a traditional Arab female role, but by becoming an “honorary man”.