The author, publishing colossus, former president of Condé Nast and V&A chair shares the Insta accounts he loves.
He may now have hung up his glitzy presidential mantle, but the bestselling author and chair of the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Prince of Wales' Campaign for Wool, and the Gilbert Trust for the Arts is still, naturally, in possession of an unerring eye for the beautiful, the talented, the glossy and the downright cool. Here, he gives us a glimpse into his glossy and eclectic world via Instagram – from Indian travels with William Dalrymple (and his son) to California cool with his model goddaughter Cara Delevingne to Boris as a 1980s party boy in Oxford to, er, exceptionally well-presented sheep.
We’ve already, wholly uncoolly, declared our adoration for the great man in these pages. And now we love him even more. Here’s who to follow if you want to be just a little bit more Nicholas.
Covers historical and contemporary Turkish culture. Photographs of the Bosphorus, Islamic treasures, restaurant tips.
What it says on the tin: Indian miniatures and details of miniatures.
Excellent photographs by the omnipresent historian, mostly of India and Scotland. Sometimes the Thames towpath.
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The Galtaji kund Perched in mountain pass in the Aravali hills, the Galtaji temples were built by Diwan Rao Kriparam, a courtier of Sawai Jai Singh in the 16th century. The site has a more ancient history, having become north India's primary centre of Ramanuja Vaishnav philosophy a century earlier and a centre for yoga and meditation centuries prior. Today the temple is overrun by monkeys, lending it its colloquial name 'the monkey temple'
Photos by Willie Dalrymple’s son Sam of Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan.
Cool LA photos of my goddaughter, as followed by 43 million people. Nice to know what she’s up to.
Cool English photos of and by my other model goddaughter. A lot of green hair shoots from Love magazine and also eventing horses.
Mostly stunning pictures of sheep, part of the Prince of Wales’s campaign to save the wool industry.
User-generated and museum-generated pictures of exhibitions and the permanent collections.
Brilliant party pix from Eighties, Nineties and millennial High Society. Many of our current PM and other Oxford alumni involved in high jinx.
Fabulous photos of the Welsh and English countryside. Architecture and landscape. He is a genius.
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Just rewards. H H the Msharaja of Gwalior presenting medals to some of his Imperial Service Troops late 1939s / early 1940s. Many of the Indian Princely States sent substantial forces and other assistance to Britain during times of war. None were more committed than Gwalior whose ruling Maharaja, seed here, was given the name George and for whom the King George Vi stood sponsor. This is one of many smallish photos we have of the state by Diaz of Bombay. #gwalior #medals #jodhpurs #uniform #turban #india #maharaja #george #georgeV #cereminy presentation #HH #princelyindia #indianroyalty #vintagephoto #
Paintings and old photographs, medals and swords for sale, most with an India connection. I buy from them sometimes.
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