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Granada. by Soltyska

The Alhambra is a Nasrid “palace city”. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984. It is certainly Granada’s most emblematic monument and one of the most visited in Spain. It consists of a defensive zone, the Alcazaba, together with others of a residential and formal state character, the Nasrid Palaces and, lastly, the palace, gardens and orchards of El Generalife. from Wiki

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Former royal palace by bverbrugge

This is the former Dutch royal palace in Baarn, the Netherlands. Nowadays the palace is empty, but once it used to thrive with activity until 2004 when former Queen Juliana passed away. Originally the building was built around 1650. In its long history it has been altered and extended.

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OPERA DE PARIS by bullstyle

Conocida inicialmente con el nombre de «Academia de ópera», la «Academia Real de Música» se fundó en 1669 por empeño de Colbert y en respuesta a la Academia real de Danza. Con la misión de difundir al público la ópera francesa, no sólo en París sino también en otras ciudades del reino, uno toma la práctica de llamarlo simplemente «La Ópera». Teniendo como recursos financieros solamente las entradas de los espectadores (y no, como para la Comédie-Française o el Théâtre Italien, un subsidio real), la Ópera obtiene el privilegio de representar música con la prohibición para quien sea que haga algo semejante sin haber obtenido la autorización de los creadores. Los primeros que se beneficiaron de los privilegios fueron Pierre Perrin y Robert Cambert. Encarcelado por las deudas, este último se obliga a rendir su privilegio a Jean-Baptiste Lully en 1672, con el éxito que se conoce. Lully y sus sucesores además negociaron la transferencia del privilegio amargamente, de una parte o de forma entera, con contratistas de la provincia: Pierre Gautier compra en 1684 la autorización para abrir una academia de música en Marsella; luego las ciudades de Lyon, Ruan, Lille y Burdeos hacen alguno en los años siguientes.

La Academia Real de Música cambió trece veces de lugar de representaciones durante el Siglo XVIII, hasta su transformación, con la Revolución, en el «Teatro de las Artes», que se llama hasta el día de hoy la «Ópera Nacional de París». La Ópera de París estuvo a menudo endeudada. En 1875, la institución ocupó la Ópera Garnier, y luego, en 1990, la Ópera de la Bastilla.

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The Trumpeters by LindaEdgecombPhotography

The angel trumpeters on the Classical Corinthian Order Colonnade at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas…Each angel is made of marble…and each column is decorated with acanthus leaves…Please check out my friend Glenn Dipaola’s beautiful edition of this same place….:))) I want to thank all of you , my dear friends for your endless kindness always!! ^_^

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Palace of Farmers in Kazan by DariaKlepikova

The project of the development of the area, considering the construction of the administrative building of Ministry of Agriculture and food of Republic of Tatarstan is developed on the basis of the Order of the Head of Executive Committee of Kazan, program and conditions of closed contest for the best conceptual design of the development of the area considering the construction of the administrative building of Ministry of Agriculture and food of Republic of Tatarstan.

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knossos by vasiliosgavrilis

Knossos (pronounced Kuh-nuh-SOS) is the ancient Minoan palace and surrounding city on the island of Crete, sung of by Homer in his Odyssey: “Among their cities is the great city of Cnosus, where Minos reigned when nine years old, he that held converse with great Zeus.” King Minos, famous for his wisdom and, later, one of the three judges of the dead in the underworld, would give his name to the people of Knossos and, by extension, the ancient civilization of Crete: Minoan. The settlement was established well before 2000 BCE and was destroyed, most likely by fire (though some claim a tsunami) c. 1700 BCE.

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