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mortisia:

The Shelley Memorial is a memorial to the English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) at University College, Oxford, England, the college that he briefly attended and from which he was expelled for writing a pamphlet on The Necessity of Atheism. Although Shelley was expelled from the college, he remains one of its most famous alumni and is now held in high honour there. In 2005, the college acquired some of Shelley’s letters to further enhance its connection with the poet. source

One thing that I wish they did in the movie of IWTV was to provide more info on Louis’ wife. The way Louis grieved over her and his child’s death makes you think he really must have loved her and was looking forward to being a father. Imagining Louis preparing for his child with his wife makes me happy but then imagining him devastated when they died makes me sad. Poor Louis.

Yes, exactly ;A; I headcanon that Louis had this statue made in her likeness, I would think he was wealthy enough to do that, buuuuut it might also just be a generic angel statue…

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Pretty sure the portrait Louis burns when burning down Pointe du Lac is of his wife, sort of like, a “Darling, I can’t live without you any longer, I’m on my way, I’ll see you soon…” gesture ;A;

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I think they just didn’t have enough time to give us more, the movie is 2 hours long, and in 1994, I seem to remember movies being more in the 1.5 hour range. 

But in the script, we get her name, age (28), and the name of the child, at least:

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^BTW, I think the wife’s name is “Dianne” bc HELLO “Anne” Rice. “Die, Anne”? Maybe?

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wicked-felina:

Olive trees, the wide knowing Ionian sea, graffiti and old gods.

sixpenceee:

Displayed in the Saint-Étienne church in France is the figure of René de Chalon, Prince of Orange. The prince died at the young age of 25 during the siege of Saint-Dizier in 1544.

Rather then memorialize him in the standard hero form, his wife requested (or René himself requested, or possibly both) that he be shown as “not a standard figure but a life-size skeleton with strips of dried skin flapping over a hollow carcass, whose right hand clutches at the empty rib cage while the left hand holds high his heart in a grand gesture.” (Source)

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caffeinatedmusing:

1. L’ange du mal by Joseph Geefs

2. Le genie du mal by Guillaume Geefs

Here’s the wiki article on them.

snowywhiteghastlypale:

This is the hauntingly beautiful Shelley Memorial at Oxford. Commissioned to “depict” how his drowned body looked washed ashore. I hope to view this in person one day. Photo source: http://hcshakespeare.blogspot.com/