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Elizabethan buildings

Posted by on April 16, 2023 – 05:25 pm

Elizabethan buildings

First Renaissance style architecture in England - Hampton Court The Gothic style of architecture moved into the Renaissance style of architecture. And the first Renaissance style architecture in England was Hampton Court. Hampton Court was built by Cardinal Wolsey between 1514 and 1528. The style had shifted from the pointed, ornate Gothic style to the plainer Renaissance style which was symmetrical. The symmetry was displayed in both the architecture and the gardens. The emphasis was placed on a horizontal rather than vertical line. Hampton Court…

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Middle Ages buildings

Posted by on March 19, 2023 – 04:36 pm

Middle Ages buildings

Christianity played a significant role in unifying people and the same religious movement also helped in establishing feudal system in Europe. As a result, the buildings and architecture of this era of Europe were also influenced by the increasing power of Christianity as a mass religion. Buildings and architecture of the Middle Ages: During the medieval period, basically two types of buildings were built, religious medieval buildings and military medieval buildings. Christianity was well supported and promoted by kings and lords of the medieval…

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Cardiff buildings

Posted by on January 22, 2023 – 03:05 pm

Cardiff buildings

We are bringing forward plans for two major building projects that will further enhance the reputation of the University at home and abroad. The new projects are: a new Centre for Student Life on Park Place two new buildings which form the next phase of the £300m Innovation Campus - Innovation Central and the Translational Research Facility. We would welcome feedback from stakeholders and those living and working in the area as our teams prepare both projects for planning submission in July. Centre for Student Life The new Centre for Student Life…

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Heritage old Town

Posted by on December 25, 2022 – 02:47 pm

Heritage old Town

Spacious floor plans set these Alexandria, VA, apartments a step above the rest. Check out our floor plans and you’ll be amazed at how wide open the spaces are compared to the usual Alexandria apartments. Live the Old Town life in apartments in Alexandria, VA. Ask anyone who’s had experience finding Alexandria, VA, apartments for rent and they’ll tell you the same thing: living in Old Town Alexandria has too many advantages to count. Walking to shops, restaurants and Metro, being near DC, all with the distinctly quaint charm of one of the region’s…

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Famous buildings in Liverpool

Posted by on November 15, 2022 – 01:54 pm

Famous buildings in Liverpool

Think of Liverpool and you immediately think of The Beatles, Liverpool Football Club, and that unique Scouse accent. The heart of Merseyside lies on the east bank of the Mersey estuary, just three miles from the sea. At this point the Mersey is almost a mile wide, opening out inland into a basin three miles wide. This is one of the reasons Liverpool, with one of the largest harbors in the world not dependent on tides, remains a major port for transatlantic shipping. The city has many handsome historic buildings, as well as numerous gardens and parks…

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University of Aberdeen Library catalogue

Posted by on October 14, 2022 – 12:48 pm

University of Aberdeen Library catalogue

Manuscript & Archive Collections Special Libraries and Archives is home to more than 4, collections of manuscripts and archives, dating from antiquity to the 21st century, and containing material in some 25 different languages. The University of Aberdeen is a 15th-century foundation, with King’s College established in 1495, Marischal College in 1593, and the University formed in 1860 from their fusion. Collectively, their archives constitute a rich source for the history of higher education in Scotland and Europe, and illuminate the relationship…

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Famous buildings in Dublin

Posted by on July 8, 2022 – 06:48 am

Famous buildings in Dublin

2016 marks the 100 year anniversary of the 1916 Rising, an historical event that lead to Ireland gaining its independence from Great Britain a few years later. To celebrate this momentous moment in Irish history, there will be events held all over the country and we here at Wild Rover Tours will be organising 1916 Easter Rising historical walking tours around Dublin. If you are looking to check out some of the most historical sites in your own time, here are some of the most important and historical 1916 sites to visit around Dublin. 8. The G.P.O…

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Famous Tudor buildings

Posted by on May 4, 2022 – 03:25 pm

Famous Tudor buildings

The Tudors were a family that ruled England and Wales for 118 years from 1485 to 1603, and two of our most well known monarchs sat on the throne reigned in this period – Henry 8th and Elizabeth 1st. During the Tudor period, large houses underwent a significant change in style. For many years they were built for defence purposes, often surrounded by high walls and moats to keep out intruders. Now they were designed to be attractive, and were often laid out in ornate H or E shapes to look really impressive. It was also fashionable to incorporate hidden…

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Famous British buildings

Posted by on March 25, 2022 – 02:31 pm

Famous British buildings

It was the result of a need for speed rather than any grand artistic statement. So that a photo shoot didn’t obstruct the important business of their last studio recording, The Beatles decided a picture of them on Abbey Road’s zebra crossing would do the trick. The resulting half-hour session turned a regular piece of painted Tarmac in north-west London into a shrine for fans. More recently it became the first, and only, pedestrian crossing in Britain to win Grade II listed status. Attracting such a listing means that the site can’t be altered without…

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Top buildings

Posted by on January 24, 2022 – 12:41 pm

Top buildings

If you still think of Fort Worth, TX, as simply “Cowtown, ” then you’re due for a return visit. The city is home to the cutting-edge Modern Art Museum, with its five glass pavilions surrounded by a reflective pond—now crowned by T+L readers as one of the world’s top new buildings. This year, for the first time, Travel + Leisure asked readers to rank 60 landmarks, including skyscrapers, stadiums, museums, and opera houses. While they all had to have opened within the last 15 years, many of the top-ranking buildings are more recent arrivals, such…

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