Ancient Stepwells

Stepwell India

I recently stumbled upon an article filled with gorgeous photographs of ancient stepwells.  I’m so overwhelmed with these spectacular stepwells that I had to share here on Filthy’s blog.
Stepwell India

A stepwell is exactly what it sounds like: steps down to a well. The earliest stepwells date back to about 600 AD and were developed in India as a way to access water dry during the dry months.

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Many of these functional structures were commissioned by wealthy or powerful philanthropists (nearly a fourth of whom were said to be women) as spiritual, earthbound bastions built to last for an eternity.

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How stunning are these pieces of forgotten architecture and art?
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Stepwell IndiaFor more information on India’s forgotten stepwells, check out the sources:  WikiThis Is Colossal & Honestly WTF

Love At First Sight

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Ainsley and Sebastien are an unconventional pair: They moved in together after just three weeks of dating and even got engaged in the middle of a photo shoot.

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So, it only made sense the images taken at their Las Vegas elopement would be as wild as Ainsley’s rainbow-hued hair and Sebastien’s scraggly beard.

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Photographer Janneke Storm captured the couple’s out-of-this-world aesthetic in heavily saturated shots snapped running through Vegas and lounging on a beach in Bali.

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Australian native Ainsley first met Canadian-born Sebastien when he served her coffee at a local organic cafe she’d been known to frequent.

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She told Rock n Roll Bride it was love at first sight.

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The pair exchanged “I love yous” after three dates, and married after spending more than five years together.

This past November, the pair flew to Bali for a tropical 1-year-anniversary celebration, slightly updating their Vegas wedding day outfits.

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Find more amazing photos on Elite Daily  Love is in the air <3

Rebena’s On Vacation

 

LifesABeachRebena is headed off to scour tropical beaches for pirate treasure and seashells.  Rebena’s Etsy shop will remain open for business but please keep in mind that items cannot be shipped from Friday, February 20 – Friday, February 27, 2015.  For your patience, please feel more than free to use coupon code “LIFESABEACH” at the checkout and save 15% off your purchase.  Coupon expires on February 28, 2015.

Wanderlust

We’ve gone wandering for treasures to stock in Filthy’s shop. Is there something you would like us to bring back from our travels?  In the meantime, use coupon code: WANDERLUST15 for 15% off while we are away. Offer ends 9/18/2014.
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