Posts Tagged With: architecture

Salisbury, Wells, & East Meon, England

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Salisbury Cathedral Trinity Chapel

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Salisbury Cathedral

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Salisbury Cathedral

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Salisbury Center

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Salisbury

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Wells Cathedral

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Wells Cathedral

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Wells Cathedral

Wells town center

Wells Town Center

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All Saints Church, East Meon

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All Saints Church, East Meon

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British Museum and Crystal Skulls

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Although the crystal skull was said to have come from ancient Mexico, in fact it was acquired shortly before 1881 by the French antiquities dealer, Eugène Boban, when he was based in Paris. Five years later, having failed to sell the carving in Paris or Mexico City, Boban sold the skull to the New York jewellers Tiffany and Co, from whom more than a decade later, it was acquired by the British Museum. Analysis of inclusions in the quartz crystal indicates that the large block of material was obtained in the nineteenth century, probably from Brazil or Madagascar.

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British Museum

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Crystal Skull in Averbury Circle

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Crystal Skull in Averbury Circle

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Crystal Skull in Averbury Circle

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Mitchell Hedges Skull and Synergy, “Native legends speak of crystal skulls as an inheritance from ancient times. Said to “talk and sing” they are believed to carry messages for all mankind, including what may be discovered when we overcome our fear of death.” ~Sherry Whitfield, guardian of Synergy

 

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Pisa & Florence, Italy

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Leaning-tower-of-Pisa

Michaelagelo's David - Florence

Michaelagelo’s David – Florence

Basilica di santa maria del fiore in Florence

Basilica di santa maria del fiore in Florence

Basilica di santa maria del fiore in Florence

Basilica di santa maria del fiore in Florence

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Rome

Colleseum - Rome

Colleseum – Rome

Colleseum

Colleseum

Colleseum

Colleseum

Colleseum

Colleseum

Rome

Rome

Victor Emmanuel Monument -Rome

Victor Emmanuel Monument -Rome

Victor Emmanuel Monument -Rome

Victor Emmanuel Monument -Rome – AKA, The Wedding Cake

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Rome

Museum - Castel-santangelo-aka-Hadrians Mausoleum

Museum – Castel Santangelo aka Hadrians Mausoleum

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Capitoline Hill

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Black Forest, Germany

Black Forest

Black Forest

Black Forest

Black Forest

Black Forest

Black Forest

Black Forest

Black Forest

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral

Shrine of the Magi - Cologne Cathedral

Shrine of the Magi – Cologne Cathedral

Shrine of the Magi - Cologne Cathedral

Shrine of the Magi – Cologne Cathedral

Cologne, Germany

Cologne, Germany

 

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English Architecture

Big Ben

Big Ben

Parliament

Parliament

London

London

Bed & Breakfast - Wiltshire

Bed & Breakfast – Wiltshire

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Bed & Breakfast – Wiltshire

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Alton Barnes White Horse

Camelot Castle Hotel at Tintagel

Camelot Castle Hotel at Tintagel

Longleat House, Warminster

Longleat House, Warminster

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Longleat House, Warminster

Breamore House - Hampshire

Breamore House – Hampshire

Breamore House - Hampshire2

Breamore House – Turf Labyrinth

White Cliffs of Dover

White Cliffs of Dover

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

Situated on the north bank of the Thames near Tower Bridge, 'Girl with a Dolphin' was created by artist David Wynne in 1973.

Situated on the north bank of the Thames near Tower Bridge, ‘Girl with a Dolphin’ was created by artist David Wynne in 1973.

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Marlborough, England

Devizes

Devizes, England

 

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Egyptian Temples

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Temple of Horus at Edfu

Sokar Funerary Bark relief from Temple of Horus at Edfu

Sokar Funerary Bark relief from Temple of Horus at Edfu

Falcon-headed Horus - at Edfu

Falcon-headed Horus – at Edfu

Temple of Horus at Edfu

Temple of Horus at Edfu

Karnak Temple Complex

Karnak Temple Complex

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Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Castle

Heidelberg Castle

Heidelberg Castle

Heidelberg Castle

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Heidelberg Castle

 

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French Architecture

Sacred Coeur

Sacred Coeur

Theatre de l'Opera

Theatre de l’Opera

Theatre de l'Opera

Theatre de l’Opera

Obelisk-and-fountain-in-place-de-la-concorde - Paris

Obelisk and Fountain in Place de la Concorde – Paris

Arc-de-triomphe - Paris

Arc de Triomphe – Paris

Norte-dame-cathedral

Norte Dame Cathedral

Norte dame cathedral - Paris

Norte Dame Cathedral – Paris

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower - Paris

Eiffel Tower – Paris

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Hotel de Ville, Paris

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck

Innsbruck

Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck, Austria

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Edinburgh Castle

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King Robert de Bruce, Edinburgh Castle

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Edinburgh Castle

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Edinburgh Castle, Scottish National War Memorial

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Stone of Destiny

Stone of Destiny

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Edinburgh Castle

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