The Middle-Earth aesthetic | crossover | The Elves +
The Belle Époque
The Belle Époque or La Belle Époque (French for “Beautiful Era”) was a period of Western history characterized by optimism, regional peace, economic prosperity and technological, scientific, and cultural innovations. In the climate of the period, the arts flourished. Many masterpieces of literature, music, theater, and visual art gained recognition. The Belle Époque was named in retrospect, when it began to be considered a “Golden Age” in contrast to the horrors of World Wars. A public’s nostalgia for the Belle Époque period was based on the peace and prosperity connected with it in retrospect.