Elizabethan Library

September 13, 2013 – 14:10

The only air-conditioned room in the Matahari complex, the Elizabethan Library with its cozy Victorian chairs, cantabile classical music, and hundreds of antique books offers a resplendent suggestion of the Tudor dynasty with a seasoning of Elizabeths reign. Its a salon where guests of different nationalities meet and share their experiences of traveling in Bali and around the world. The books collected in this library include a limited 1901 complete Shakespeare, a selection of Dickens work about a hundred years old, and more than a hundred issues of "National Geographic" magazine 30 to 50 years old. Opulent, ceremonious, and colorful are words that epitomize the quintessence of Balinese culture. The ornate European decoration combined with the Balinese interior architectural installation art extends the quintessence and the international texture of modern life in Bali. A golden clock set dating to the period of Napoleon III about 150 year ago sits on top of an antique Krell piano. The clock consists of three Greek Mythology allegories of Terpsichore, Calliope, and Urania, which match the three major goddesses in Balinese Hinduism -- Saraswati, Indra, and Lukismi. The piano is an heirloom from the American inn-masters grandfather, who loved dogs as much as his own life. Pal, his black cocker spaniel-setter dog in the 1940s and '50s "played" two piano pieces, Chopin standing on his hind legs and Boogie Woogie running along the keyboard on all fours. The story of Pals invitation to play on TV appeared in "Jack and Jill" magazine. People often associate the scratches on the piano with the dogs from the Valse from Chopin that depicts a small dog chasing after its own tail. Besides world literature, the library also includes painting folios of Rembrandt, Leonardo Davinci, and Pablo Picasso, monographs of Michelangelo and Francisco Goya, Romanticism from Jean-Clay, Lamour Bleau from Cecile Beurdeley, The Age of Renaissance from Thames & Hudson Publishing Company, guide books of customs and tours of Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris, London, Prague, and man-made wonders including Mecca, the Forbidden City, the Tower of London, and the Colossieum, etc. A variety of music is also available on CD and cassette. Sitting in the Elizabethan Library, guests can browse the lengthy, splendid culture of human beings.

Source: www.matahariubud.com

Dover Publications Tudor and Elizabethan Fashions (Dover Fashion Coloring Book)
Book (Dover Publications)

Newbies to COS/Food Lovers

2009-11-29 04:51:39 by MsLotus

Newbies/food lovers might enjoy this new list of our new Colorado Springs residents. Listing recipes, advice, and setting up maybe a small pot luck for the Super Bowl. I am cooking authentic file gumbo and am willing to teach it and show my antique cook books.
We want a few good foodies to eat our gumbo and bring something of their own. Limited to 12. This is a low key deal, friendship and food go together and we have interests to share. Hope you will contact me. I live in the Downtown area in a cute little house. There is nothing pretentious about me!. I cooked Thanksgiving dinner (from my Virginia roots) and fed the neighborhood (or at least 6 neighbors who said...

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Open Storage of rare books, paintings, graphics, porcelain, bronzes, ceramics, genealogical materials and private collections. Pushkin and ..

"Storybook" by Peter Paone for Peacock Studios - Blank Greeting Card - Print of Antique Book Collage
Single Detail Page Misc ()
  • One of a Limited Edition Collection of 12 by American Artist Peter Paone
  • Approximately 4 1/2 x 6 1/4 - professionally printed using high quality paper and archival inks
  • Blank, all occasion card with envelope is wrapped in a plastic sleeve
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Dover Publications Elizabethan Costumes Paper Dolls (History of Costume)
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Ulan Press Catalogue of a Splendid Collection of English Literature: Including the Works of the Chief Elizabethan, Jacobean and Restoration Authors ; All from ... Wihout Reserve by Bangs & Co. ... Monday
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Nabu Press Hand-List of Unique Or Extremely Rare Elizabethan- Jacobean-Carolian Books ... Edited ... by ... Alexander B. Grosart
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