A nearby plaque reads: “This statue, which depicts King Gustav II Adolf (1594-1632, king from 1611), was Sweden’s first equestrian statue, and the history of its origin is long and complicated. It was commissioned in 1757 by the Riksdag from the sculptor Pierre Hubert L’Archevêque (1721-1778). However, the Riksdag rejected his first attempt and a new statue was produced.
The complex bronze casting was not carried out until 1779. The casting process was not successful, and improvements needed to be carried out before the statue could be put into position in 1791. Another five years of work were then required before the monument could finally be unveiled on 17 November 1796.
The group on the plinth was sculpted by Johan Tobias Sergel (1740-1814), a student of L’Archevêque.”
The tallest building in JAPAN
A nearby plaque reads: “In ancient Chinese Forts, Corner Tower provided the highest watching platform for protection of the city.”
“Carnegie Education Pavilion.
This artwork commemorates the cultural legacy of the 1996 Olympic Games and was created by utilizing original architectural components from the facade of the downtown Carnegie Central Library that was built in 1901.”
I really impressed my first work with Infrared of Angkor Wat temple, by the way, It is my first Infrared photo at Siem Reap province and I would to say thanks to my friend at Siem Reap province who let me use IR camera during I tripped alone to Siem Reap province on June 18th to 20th 2015.
Photo by: Mardy Suong Photography
My name is Mardy SUONG, I am from the one of Cambodian Photographers. I wish to extend my heartfelt welcome to all international visitors and photographers to Cambodia-Kingdom of Wonder.
As one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in Southeast Asia, Cambodia’s rich heritage, cultural and natural resources offer a full range of cultural and eco-tourism sites that are both dynamic and sustainable. Highlights include Phnom Penh, the Angkor Wat and the Mekong River Dolphins, just to name a few.
The Kingdom’s capital is a dynamic city where visitors are in the mood for shopping, dining, sightseeing and more. As Cambodia’s hub for commerce, politics and tourism, Phnom Penh is also home to many important institutions and monuments such as Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace and the National Museum. The magnificent Angkor Wat and Preah Vihear, Heritage of Humanity and World Wonder, is probably the most exotic tourist destination in the world and the renowned yet very rare Mekong River dolphins can also be found in Cambodia. During your staying here, do visit and relax on Cambodia’s pristine beaches, explore the coral reefs around many of our beautiful islands and trek through lush mangrove forests. The bay of Cambodia has been inducted to the Most Beautiful Bay of the World Club.
Regards and thanks !
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