October arrived, spreading a damp chill over the grounds and into the castle. Madam Pomfrey, the nurse, was kept busy by a sudden spate of colds among the staff and students. Raindrops the size of bullets thundered on the castle windows for days on end; the lake rose, the flower beds turned into muddy streams, and Hagrid’s pumpkins swelled to the size of garden sheds.J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (via becomingroux)

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Wood carved spiral staircase, Peles Castle, Romania Photo by Marc Osborn
What doesn’t kill me should run, because now I’m fucking pissed(via meaty-bicycle)
October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.Hal Borland (via esotericallyarcane)


Jade Plate with dragon pattern 
960-1279 C.E (Liao to Song dynasties)


The Library of Nicholas II, Hermitage Museum, Russia