Tag : nymph

Nymphaea

Nymphaea

  The Sacred Blue lily of the Nile is a plant of extraordinary beauty, with an exquisitely perfumed flower of brief duration and mild narcotic, even aphrodisiacal properties, so it is not hard to see why Nymphaea Caerulea, was sacred to the god Nefertem. The flower slowly rises to the...

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Arcadia

Arcadia

  Nicolas Poussin the Frenchman and I have one thing in common, like him I have spent most of my adult life in Italy and we arrived at about the same age. The Rome he found in 1625 was however very different from today's, with a population of little more than 100,000 -  more of a town...

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