Category Archives: Historical Insight

Outlander covers a wide range of genres, historical ficiton being one of them. Reading the historical aspects of the story lead us to find out more about the history behind the Outlander story.

Fashion Fit for Royalty

I have always loved the costume designs detailed in Outlander. The first costume display I had seen was during season 1, where many of the iconic costumes were on display in Los Angeles. They were beautiful and authentic to the time period, even specifically weathered to make them more realistic. Seeing this exhibit made me truly appreciate the attention to detail and level of artistry displayed in Terry Dresbach’s designs. Nothing truly compares to her work. She was able to integrate the natural beauty of the landscape and culture into each design. It was breathtaking to say the least!

Claire and Jaime's wedding attire in Outlander season 1
Claire and Jaime’s wedding attire in Outlander season 1

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Sass3nachs Remember 9/11

Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

We woke up like every other day…but this was going to be a day never to be forgotten.

New York County Lawyers' Association plaque at 9/11 Memorial
New York County Lawyers’ Association plaque at 9/11 Memorial

 

8:46am EDT, an airplane crashed into the North Tower of The World Trade Center. Then, within 15 minutes a second plane crashed into the South Tower. Half an hour later, a third airplane crashed into the Pentagon. Another 30 minutes later, a fourth plane was deliberately crashed in a Pennsylvania field to avoid crashing into yet another building. Continue reading Sass3nachs Remember 9/11

Furniture Fit for an Outlander King

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Photo taken by sass3journey.com illustrating the view from the upper courtyard.

The Getty Center, located in Los Angeles, is a unique destination that was a must see! The architecture of the museum is as unique as the exhibits held inside. Before entering the museum, I first had to explore the Central Garden.  It can be described as a natural, living work of art that incorporates over 500 plant varieties that constantly change with the seasons.  A must see! Continue reading Furniture Fit for an Outlander King

Road Trip to the Getty Center

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Entry to the Woven Gold exhibit at the Getty.

A road trip to the Getty Center in Los Angeles was a must during Season 2 of Outlander. Since the first portion of Season 2 was centered around Paris, I needed to explore the exhibit “Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV.” The exhibition was held from December 15, 2015 to May 1, 2016.

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There is a direct link between King Louis XIV and the character King Louis XV of Outlander. King Louis XV, portrayed in the Outlander series, was born in the Palace of Versailles on February 15, 1710 during the reign of his great grandfather, King Louis XIV. Continue reading Road Trip to the Getty Center