This Edwardian umbrella originally belonged to Bath suffragette Mary Blathwayt, but remained in my grandmothers possession from the 1960's when her father bought Eagle House, Batheaston which was used as a place for suffragettes to recuperate after protest activity. The umbrella is now in the care of @Bathfashionmuseum and will be the subject of a talk on Mary and the Batheaston suffragettes on March 2nd - International Woman's Day. #suffragettes #historyofcostume #fashion #bathfashionmuseum
Ala Kol is a rock-dammed lake in the Terskey Ala-Too mountain range in the Ak-Suu District of Issyk Kul region of Kyrgyzstan. Itlies at an altitude of approximately 3560 meters. The lake is 2.3 km long and 700m wide which makes it the largest of the 729 lakes in the Issyk Kul bassin. The crystal clear waters of the lake are fed by glacial streams and the outflow forms of waterfall. The lake's colour changes according to the time of day, the season and the weather - the waters can seem violet, dark blue, or even pink.