The Pyramids The Pyramids - 3D Virtual Tour The Pyramids virtual tours can be started by clicking the preview window or by downloading the stand-alone versions. Just drag the mouse to the direction you want to look. Use the scroll wheel to zoom at the details. AD Classics: Ariston Hotel / Marcel Breuer Located in the La Serena neighborhood of Mar del Plata, Argentina, the well-known yet now abandoned Ariston Hotel was designed and constructed in 1948 by the Hungarian architect Marcel Breuer, a great diffuser of the modern movement in architecture. Originally meant for housing social reunions, dances and cocktail parties, this project is notable for its elevated volume with a curving, clover-inspired form that permits maximum glazing. The Ariston Hotel is an icon of modern architecture in Argentina, distinguishing itself with its curved forms that allow for constant visual contact with the diverse landscape of dunes and sea. Thanks to this form and the large windows that cover each curve of the building, it is possible to look outward in a continuous and integrated manner.
Château de Versailles Lying in the suburbs of Paris, the Château de Versailles was the symbol of the absolute monarchy espoused by Louis XIV and royal palace from 1682 to 1789, when the monarch was forced to return to Paris. The first design of the castle was made by Philibert Le Roy and during the next two centuries there were four building enlargements and renewals, when Louis XIV reorganized the government of France and moved there, when the court was fully established on May 6th 1682. The centre of the power was within the palace walls, where the government offices and the thousands of courtiers lived. By obliging the nobility to spend some time every year in Versailles, the king prevented the development of regional powers, and established the etiquette which was rendered famous and copied all around the European court.
Espace d'Art Contemporain Fernet Branca - BIENVENUE " PIECES MONTREES FRAC ALSACE, 30 YEARS COLLECTING - The Impossible Collection " Curators : Olivier Grasser and Roland Recht 20 october 2013 - 23 March 2014 In 2013, the Fracs (French regional contemporary art collections) are celebrating their 30th anniversary. This anniversary is a chance for Fracs all over France to assert their presence and their missions through specific events, not only in the regional context but also at national and international levels. A part of this programme is a wide-ranging, institutionally orientated exhibition being held concurrently over 4 sites under the title Pièces Montrées – Frac Alsace, 30 years collecting.
Acropole d'Athènes The Propylaia, famous already in antiquity for its brilliant coffered ceilings and the unique design of the monumental entrance to the sanctuary of Athena, was a work of the architect Mnesikles (437-432 B.C.). It consists of a central building with two six-columned Doric porticoes east and west and two Ionic colonnades in the interior, framed at the north and south by two wings with porches in the Doric order. The outbreak of the Peloponnesian War meant that the final work on the surfaces of the monument was never completed. The destruction of most of the superstructure of the central building during the years 1640-1830 , after the explosion of gunpowder that was stored in the monument by the Turks, has led to a gradual loss of authentic building material, so that until now no more than one fifth of it had been recognised.
The Sideless Surcote By Lady Jehanne de Wodeford The Sideless Surcote by Lady Jehanne de Wodeford NEWLY UPDATED The sideless surcote, known in Spain as the pellote and sometimes referred to as the "gates of Hell" as it allowed glimpses of a shapely female figure, first appeared as a unisex garment in 12th century Spain. Within a few generations it had spread to England and France and, as illuminations in the Belle Heures of Jean, Duc de Berry indicate, were still being worn well into in the 14th century. No one questions whether men wore heraldic clothing in the Middle Ages. There has been some debate as to whether surcotes displayingheraldry were actually worn by women or whether they are an artistic convention that allowed the artist to identify the wearer.
Virtual Museum - Museo Galileo The Online Catalogue of the museum presents the more than 1,000 objects on permanent exhibition through color images and detailed descriptions. The user can access biographical data, explore "In Depth" information and find contextual background related to the selected object. For the more complex objects, simulation animations and/or videos are also made available.
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Skateboarder outside MACBA Placa de Sant Felip Neri Sagrada Familia Interior Sagrada Familia Carvings The Guggenheim Museum in New York Guggenheim Go New York On View Now On View Now Special Exhibitions Best Works of Art in the World Going to an art collection and seeing, in the flesh, a renowned work of art is the modern equivalent of the pilgrimage for many people. The best works of art, whether paintings, sculpture or applied arts, are considered the ultimate expression of humanity for a reason. No one should miss the experience of being touched by a great work of art. So enrich your holiday with a mini-pilgrimage of your own. Don't get hung up with having to see the whole art collection, or 'do' the museum like the tour groups. Google Street View – Explore natural wonders and world landmarks Zhoucun Ancient Town Zhoucun ancient commercial town now is national AAAA level tourism scenic spot, cradle land of Lushang culture, demonstration base of national culture industry, provincial level key cultural relic protection unit, provincial level civilized scenic spot, provincial level patriotic education base and one of top ten film shooting bases in Shandong. The total area of planning scenic spots is 4.92 sq.m, having protection area, control area and transition area. The protection area consists of historical cultural streets and districts such as: Da Jie (the main street), silk market street and silver market street.