British architect and collector Sir John Soane was born #onthisday in 1753. Famous for his grand and ambitious neoclassical designs, Soane also amassed a collection of antiquities from around the world. He remodelled his home with the bold façade shown in this print, and a maze-like interior. You can visit his house – now the nearby Sir John Soane's Museum – and see his fascinating collection still displayed in the way he intended.
I was there and I recommend it so much! Fantastic collection and a real pittoresque house besides a wonderful park! I try to show it to my daughter when being in London next April!
Definitely a place to visit, it will amaze you!
A fascinating place - well worth a visit.
French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec died #onthisday in 1901. Here are some of his colourful prints depicting the elegance, glamour and excess of France in the 1890s.
Are you brave enough to try some buggy snacks at Cafe Insecta? BugFest 2017 is almost here!
What did ancient Egyptians eat?
Wheat and barley were the most important crops and were grown to make the staples of bread and beer. In this first wall painting, you can see cereals being collected ..