jolie-laide [jol-ee-led]

(idiom) Only the French would have such a way to describe beauty. A wonderful slang expression, it literally means “pretty and ugly” but describes the type of feminine beauty that is human, and not manufactured by plastic surgeons. It’s a kind of fascinating quirkiness implying charisma, a face you want to keep looking at, even if  you can’t decide whether it is beautiful or not. (via lostwithmargaret)

Ophelia - John William Waterhouse
illusionwanderer:

Venice
amyscrusade:

oregon lost lake on Flickr.