"There are people, as Oscar Wilde famously said, who know the price of everything but the value of nothing.  So, with that in mind, I made my way to the top of Little Saanich Mountain last weekend to bid a bittersweet farewell to The Centre of the Universe, due to close its doors at the end of August, one of the least deserving victims of Ottawa’s spending cuts. " ~ Stephen Hume: "Federal budget cuts to close renowned astronomy centre" , Vancouver Sun

"There are people, as Oscar Wilde famously said, who know the price of everything but the value of nothing. So, with that in mind, I made my way to the top of Little Saanich Mountain last weekend to bid a bittersweet farewell to The Centre of the Universe, due to close its doors at the end of August, one of the least deserving victims of Ottawa’s spending cuts. " ~ Stephen Hume: "Federal budget cuts to close renowned astronomy centre" , Vancouver Sun

Oscar Wilde  Napoleon Sarony  (American (born Canada), Quebec 1821–1896 New York City)    Date:      1882

Oscar Wilde Napoleon Sarony (American (born Canada), Quebec 1821–1896 New York City) Date: 1882

Maud Allan (1873-1956) was a famous  dancer who was born in Canada as Beulah Maude Durrant, raised in San Francisco, and who later trained in piano in Berlin. When her brother was hanged in 1898 for the murder of two women in San Francisco, the trauma affected her for the rest of her life. She changed her name to Maud Allan  and became a dancer.   In 1906 she premiered her Vision of Salome, based on Oscar Wilde’s play Salome. Especially notorious was her Dance of the Seven Veils.

Maud Allan (1873-1956) was a famous dancer who was born in Canada as Beulah Maude Durrant, raised in San Francisco, and who later trained in piano in Berlin. When her brother was hanged in 1898 for the murder of two women in San Francisco, the trauma affected her for the rest of her life. She changed her name to Maud Allan and became a dancer. In 1906 she premiered her Vision of Salome, based on Oscar Wilde’s play Salome. Especially notorious was her Dance of the Seven Veils.

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This story is engrossing: Maud Allan was a Canada-born dancer who found fame in Germany in the early 1900s. She performed in the Oscar Wilde play, Vision of Salome, famous for “the dance of the seven veils.” When Allan was in her 20s, her brother was executed for killing two girls. She changed her name to escape this notoriety but later found herself the subject of infamy, drawn into a litigation case defending her name against charges of “sexual perversion.” Allan’s artistic sensuality and…

This story is engrossing: Maud Allan was a Canada-born dancer who found fame in Germany in the early 1900s. She performed in the Oscar Wilde play, Vision of Salome, famous for “the dance of the seven veils.” When Allan was in her 20s, her brother was executed for killing two girls. She changed her name to escape this notoriety but later found herself the subject of infamy, drawn into a litigation case defending her name against charges of “sexual perversion.” Allan’s artistic sensuality and…

Oscar Wilde  Napoleon Sarony  (American (born Canada), Quebec 1821–1896 New York City)    Date:      1882  Medium:      Albumen silver print  Dimensions:      Image: 30.5 x 18.4 cm (12 x 7 1/4 in.)  Classification:      Photographs  Credit Line:      Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005  Accession Number:      2005.100.120

Oscar Wilde Napoleon Sarony (American (born Canada), Quebec 1821–1896 New York City) Date: 1882 Medium: Albumen silver print Dimensions: Image: 30.5 x 18.4 cm (12 x 7 1/4 in.) Classification: Photographs Credit Line: Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005 Accession Number: 2005.100.120

Oscar Wilde Napoleon Sarony (American (born Canada), Quebec 1821–1896 New York) Date: 1882 Medium: Albumen silver print

Oscar Wilde Napoleon Sarony (American (born Canada), Quebec 1821–1896 New York) Date: 1882 Medium: Albumen silver print

Shared by picturedpoetess #landscape #contratahotel (o) http://ift.tt/2pujode after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern. Oscar Wilde  #artistry_flair #artofvisuals #country #canada #elite_editz #flair_main #instagood #instaart #illustrious_art #illuminated_artists #jj_moodyhues #jj_sombre  _lovers _captures #manitoba #main_vision #naturelovers #nature_perfection…

Shared by picturedpoetess #landscape #contratahotel (o) http://ift.tt/2pujode after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern. Oscar Wilde #artistry_flair #artofvisuals #country #canada #elite_editz #flair_main #instagood #instaart #illustrious_art #illuminated_artists #jj_moodyhues #jj_sombre _lovers _captures #manitoba #main_vision #naturelovers #nature_perfection…

Blue plaque to Oscar Wilde, Portora Royal School by Charlie Phillips, via Flickr

Blue plaque to Oscar Wilde, Portora Royal School by Charlie Phillips, via Flickr

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