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Plug & socket types Last update: 9 January 2014 There are 15 types of electrical outlet plugs in use today, each of which has been assigned a letter by the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA), starting with A and moving through the alphabet. Fine art Fine art, from the 17th century on, has meant art forms developed primarily for aesthetics, distinguishing them from applied arts that also have to serve some practical function. Historically, the 5 main fine arts were painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry, with performing arts including theater and dance.[1] Today, the fine arts commonly include additional forms, such as film, photography, conceptual art, and printmaking. However, in some institutes of learning or in museums, fine art and frequently the term fine arts (pl.) as well, are associated exclusively with visual art forms.[citation needed]

Connecting the past to present tougher than it looks Editor's note: This story is part of the iReport Weekend Assignment project, in which the CNN iReport community takes on a special-skills challenge once a week. Last weekend's challenge was to link the past with the present in a fun photo project.This weekend, we're challenging you to see how far $10 can go. Head to CNN iReport to join the fun and learn a little something while you're at it. (CNN) -- Kneeling down, holding up a piece of paper just steps away from the Alamo, a man with a gun and badge drew the suspicion of three guards. In a crowded scene of tourists milling about and a reenactment in full swing, detective Oren Skurnik was trying to line up a 1930s photo of two boys at the Alamo with the present-day scene. He was snapping the photo of a photo all in the sake of matching up the past and present.

KISHO KUROKAWA The Government of Kazakhstan organized an international nominated competition for the master plan and design of the New City of Astana, its new capital. On the 6th of October, the Government declared that the Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa was awarded the First Prize. Here is the outline: 1) Summary of the International Nominated Competition for the Master Plan and Design of the city center of the new capital in Kazakhstan 1.1. In 1997, the Government of Kazakhstan decided to transfer its capital from Almaty to Astana (former name: Akmola), and settle a new capital there. 1.2. In April 1998, the Government of Kazakhstan asked architects and city planners of international renown to participate in the design competition of the new capital. 1.3.

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Sweet Station Zemer Peled Peled was born and raised in a Kibbutz in the northern part of Israel. After completing a BA (Hons) at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem she graduated with an MA (Hons) from the Royal College of Art. In recent years her work has been featured nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including Sotheby’s and Saatchi Gallery-London, Eretz Israel Museum-Tel Aviv and the Orangerie du Senate, Paris among others. Zemer Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Celtic Folklore Sacred-texts home Legends and Sagas EnglandBuy CD-ROM Buy Books about Celtic Folklore Ireland Wales Scotland Brittany Cornwall Manx Fairies General Links Some of these books and texts are translations of Celtic legends and sagas; others are retellings of the material, folklore, or literary works based on Celtic themes.

Silk Road Seattle - Karakorum In the Russian-Mongolian and more recently the German-Mongolian excavations, particular attention was devoted to the site of a large building which had been located on the edge of the historic center of Karakorum. When it was excavated in the 1940s, the Russian archaeologist Kiselev concluded that this substantial structure was the Khan's palace. It is square in plan and had rows of columns, whose granite bases are impressive for their size. Remains of a large platform were in the center. The site is littered with evidence suggesting at some point it was a Buddhist temple; among other finds are hundreds of small votive clay stupas and images. On the basis of the most recent excavations, the German archaeologists have raised serious doubts that the building ever was a palace; in fact it probably was a Buddhist temple from its beginnings in the second quarter of the 13th century.

The Lost De Angelis Map of Jerusalem, 1578 by Alfred Moldovan, MD. Amongst Dr Moldovan’s collection of Holy Land material, which he has been amassing in America over the past ten years, is a sixteenth century plan of Jerusalem which scholars and collectors had thought was lost for ever. Here he discusses the early printed plans of Jerusalem, setting the stage for the De Angelis map and tracing the impact of his exciting find on later plans of the city. IN A NUMBER of books on the Holy Land, published between 1584 and 1609. there are references to an accurate plan of Jerusalem made by a Franciscan, Antonio de Angelis, which was published in Rome in 1578.

Hospitals Around The World by Region - Expatriates Search Guide to Hospitals & Health Care by Geographical Location by phalinn on Flickr One of the biggest considerations for expats when choosing where to move and live abroad is their access to healthcare. In many parts of the world, quality medical care is available at a fraction of the price that it would cost in places like the United States. Victor Enrich Creates Playful And Surreal Architecture Fictions A few weeks back we posted about Filip Dujardin’s digitally manipulated buildings, which gave buildings found in and around Ghent, Belgium an Escherian spin. And since then we’ve come across another photographer, Victor Enrich, who likes to bend reality by turning architecture into surreal playgrounds by forming buildings that, while fiction, are sometimes reminiscent of Frank Gehry‘s iconic, if controversial, designs. Where Filip Dujardin’s manipulations were subtle and implausible in their re-imaginings, the images below are far more outlandish.

Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history Smarthistory offers more than 1500 videos and essays on art from around the world and across time. We are working with more than 200 art historians and some of the world's most important museums to make the best art history resource anywhere. Use the "subject" pulldown menu (go to "Arts and Humanities") at the top of this window or click on the headings below to access our content: Art history basics

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