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Somedays you have to stop and stare into the abyss until it no longer threatens but beckons. Write about it. ~ Patricia Hickman http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikolinelr/3986929645/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Cléo de Mérode (1875-1966), an international sensation, one of the the most photographed woman in the world in her time, was a French ballerina, who achieved fame with her face, not her feet. Oh, and there was that dalliance with the king of Belguim ....

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Self-Portrait ~ Carl Joseph Begas (1794-1854), was a German historical painter who produced paintings that were placed in the churches of Berlin and Potsdam. Begas was also celebrated as a portrait-painter, and supplied to the royal gallery a long series of portraits of eminent Prussian men of letters. At his death he held the post of court painter at Berlin.

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Talbot Hughes (1869 - 1942)- The path of True Love never did run smooth, 1896