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Faultlines by Turnipfarmer

Faultlines – Canada Water Library, London, England – http://ift.tt/V5qrF7

Sorry I have been quiet on here lately, I have been eagerly wanting to upload my Open House London images but I wanted to just wait a little as sometimes there can be too many uploaded onto Flickr in one go and sometimes can get missed with the mass upload.

This is Canada Water Library and one spiral staircase I didn’t know existed so was glad to add it to my ever growing list of Spiral Staircases. The staff here were very polite and allowed you to wonder around the building which from the outside is very interesting, almost looks like a bunker but when inside you would never know it looked like that from the outside.

Of course this is the centre piece of the whole building and my wide angle lens was just big enough to get it all in frame. Just a nice little touch to the overall image was the other photographer on the chairs at the bottom, I don’t know who she is but I like that little addition to the photo, I hope I was just as photogenic in your photo too :-).

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Sala del Trono – Alcázar de Segovia by neobit

Sala del Trono o del Solio, de planta cuadrangular y 8 metros de lado, corresponde a la ampliación realizada por Enrique IV de Trastámara en el siglo XV. Su actual configuración es un recreación que ha querido ser fiel a la forma que debió tener en tiempos de los Reyes Católicos. La sala se cubre con una cúpula octogonal mudéjar traída desde la Iglesia de Santa María de Urones de Castroponce (Valladolid), obra de Xadel Alcalde ya que la original del Alcázar ardió en 1862.

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Platbands by pavelalekseev

Gorokhovets (Russian: Горохове́ц) is a town and the administrative center of Gorokhovetsky District in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, located on the highway from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod. It also serves as a river port on the Klyazma River. Gorokhovets was first mentioned in a 1239 chronicle,[6] when it was sacked by the Mongols. It is believed that a minor fortress had existed there for several preceding decades.

In 1539, the Tatars of Kazan were about to burn it but retreated upon allegedly seeing a ghost in a shape of a gigantic knight with a sword. After that, the mount where the apparition was seen came to be known as Puzhalovo (“frightening one”).

The golden age of Gorokhovets is associated with the 17th century, when it was a merchandise center for a large area, which comprised today’s Vladimir and Ivanovo Oblasts. A number of churches, monasteries, and chambers were commissioned by the local merchants at that time. The 17th-century belfries of Gorokhovets are particularly noteworthy.

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