"The meteroric rise of the workshop of Abraham Roentgen (1711-1793) and his son David (1743-1807) blazed across eighteenth century continental Europe." source: The Met Museum
Here are some extravagantly ornate, yet extremely functional examples of the Roentgens' amazing creations.
I smiled while fantasizing about the conversations, cocktails, and competition I would have around this table. Who is up for a game of Spades?
It's all very go go gadget. I wonder what secrets were kept in the hidden compartments.
Just an exquisite piece. There is a place for everything. It must have been divine to tend to daily tasks, both business and pleasure, on this piece of furniture. Gag on the desk's final transformation and function which helped its owner put everything in perspective.
My Julius' story took place back in 1984. I was taken to the tavern by a handsome man named Tolson. We stopped there for what would be my first Bloody Mary. We then went to his place for what would be my first time having sex with a man!
Tolson was very sweet to me, and I was so excited about finally acting on these feelings I had for men. I remember going home feeling liberated and empowered.
Princess Rei Rei and I enjoyed our time at a table in the back sharing some fries, while I ate one of their cheeseburgers. Julius' takes pride in their burgers.
We went on to talk about tenacity and wondered what else made us want more in life, despite the obstacles that where in our way.
We both agreed that what made a big difference in our lives was we excelled in school during our elementary years. We were able to acquire the fundamentals in the three Rs. These skills then gave us access to experiences that helped us grow, thereby, expanding our options that we could pursue regarding career and life.
I would also add that we developed a sense of pride in being ourselves, because we came of age within a fierce GLBT community that taught us to be out, loud, and proud.
And, this pride and community was slowly built by fearless men and women, that came together in places like Julius'.