To me, there’s nothing more fun than looking at beautiful women in beautiful dresses. Here’s a great site with paintings from a bygone era. The modern age encourages us to be crass and amoral. We’ve gone from etiquette to attitude, from crinolines to Gaga’s meat dress. At least we have images like these on Marinni’s livejoural page to remind us of the beauty that once was. Yes, it’s in Russian, here’s a machine translation from google.