The story of one bedroom – an exhibition

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We cordially invite you to the exhibition  THE STORY OF ONE BEDROOM, which is dedicated to the end of the war 75 years ago.

The story is told by an ordinary bedroom from the 1930s about the difficult times of its owners, German and Czech families. Prepared by the museum library in cooperation with the furniture curator of the Regional Museum and Gallery in Most, after Alena and Diana Kvapilových, Miroslav Vrba.

It will run from 2 June to 25 October 2020.

Information about the exhibition: The Museum Library, represented by Alena Kvapilová and Diana Kvapilová, in collaboration with the curator of the furniture collection Miroslav Vrba, prepared a small exhibition in the form of a story of memories of an ordinary bedroom from the 1930s. The authors of the exhibition drew on materials from Jaroslav Drbohlav, the Laviček family archive, and the Jana Foukalová photo archive. The exhibition is conceived as the story of a bedroom that tells the difficult times of its owners – the family of the German businessman Karel Kraus, who became famous as a manufacturer of children’s sponge cakes and in 1945 committed suicide with his whole family and subsequently the couple Laviček, who returned from a concentration camp and bought this bedroom for their new home: “… I liked my owners … Just thinking about the troubled destinies of both families I belonged to would it be nice if they didn’t have to experience their sad stories. The first was happy and ended sadly, the second on the contrary … “

“I didn’t tell you my story to feel sorry for me, but to learn from it.”

The exhibition takes place from 2 June to 25 October 2020, without opening. 

Regional Museum in Most (Oblastní muzeum a galerie v Mostě)

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The museum and gallery is housed in the building of the former State Real Grammar School. The architecturally significant building was completed in 1913 . After World War II, the German grammar school disappeared and the building began to serve a secondary industrial school. It used the building until 1981 . The former school has belonged to the museum since 1982 – it was ceremoniously opened to the public after an extensive reconstruction completed in 1996 . Since 2019 , when the Regional Museum in Most and the Gallery of Fine Arts in Most were merged, the basement hall of the Dean’s Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Most has been a part of the exhibition space.

The focus of the museum is mainly regional – the main collection and research area is the territory of the former Most district with overlaps into the surrounding districts. From the geomorphological point of view, the museum monitors three important landscape units – the Ore Mountains , the western part of the Bohemian Central Mountains and the Most Basin .

The museum also included the Litvínov chateau in 1964–2005 and the Memorial to the Victims II in 2000–2013 . World War II in Most in the building of the former crematorium in the Municipal Cemetery in Most.

Saint-Léger Art Museum

The Fernand Léger Museum, French: Musée national Fernand Léger, is a French national museum in Biot, Alpes-Maritimes, in south-eastern France. It is dedicated to the work of the twentieth-century artist Fernand Léger. Wikipedia

Ledenika Cave

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Ledenika is a cave in the Northwestern parts of the Balkan Mountains, 16 km away from the Bulgarian city of Vratsa. Its entrance is approximately 830 m above sea level. The cave features an abundance of galleries and impressive karst formations including stalactites and stalagmites. Wikipedia

Burgas Aviation Museum

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The museum of aviation is located at the entrance to Burgas Airport. The museum was opened in 2017 and it is a great place for spending leisure time.

The exposition includes civil and military aircrafts that were part of the Bulgarian Aviation in the period 1960 – 1996. In the Museum of Aviation in Burgas can be seen TU-154 and AN-12 that are the last of their kind in Bulgaria. The impressive interactive exposition Homo Volans (The Flying Man) is placed in AN-12. It includes many authentic objects, airplane models, costumes, interactive installations and archives from the aviation history.

Unique experience for the visitors is also the ability to “navigate” an airplane with VR glasses.

Warwick Castle

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Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068. Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England, situated on a bend of the River Avon. The original wooden motte-and-bailey castle was rebuilt in stone during the 12th century. During the Hundred Years War, the facade opposite the town was refortified, resulting in one of the most recognisable examples of 14th-century military architecture. It was used as a stronghold until the early 17th century, when it was granted to Sir Fulke Greville by James I in 1604. Greville converted it to a country house and it was owned by the Greville family, who became Earls of Warwick in 1759, until 1978 when it was bought by the Tussauds Group. In 2007, the Tussauds Group was purchased by The Blackstone Group which merged it with Merlin Entertainments; Warwick Castle was then sold to Nick Leslau’s investment firm Prestbury Group under a sale and leaseback agreement.(Wikipedia)

Fishbourne Palace

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Fishbourne Roman Palace is in the village of Fishbourne, Chichester in West Sussex. The palace is the largest residential Roman building discovered in Britain and has an unusually early date of 75 AD, around thirty years after the Roman conquest of Britain. (Wikipedia)

Regional Museum and Gallery in Most: Josef Honys

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Josef Honys byl český básník, výtvarník a představitel českého experimentálního umění 60. let 20. století. Spojoval výtvarné umění s psaným textem, zabýval se experimentální poezií, je autorem vizuálních básní a kaligramů. V oblasti výtvarného umění vytvářel mimo jiné zejména koláže, asambláže a seriáže. Jeho malířská tvorba rozvíjí zejména princip psychologického vnímání rozvoje čáry: čára večera, čára sfingy, definice portrétu čarou.More at Wikipedia (CS)

Colonial National Historical Park: Yorktown Battlefield – Redoubt 9

Colonial National Historical Park is located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia and is operated by the National Park Service of the United States government. The park protects and interprets several sites relating to the Colony of Virginia and the history of the United States more broadly, ranging from the site of the first landing of the English settlers who would settle at Jamestown, to the battlefields of Yorktown where the British Army was finally defeated in the American Revolutionary War. Over 3 million people visit the park each year.(Wikipedia)

Formula One: Gordon Murray

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Ian Gordon Murray CBE, is a South African-born British designer of Formula One racing cars and the McLaren F1 road car. Wikipedia
BornJune 18, 1946 (age 73 years), Durban, South Africa

A fully-immersive, internet-based virtual exhibition of 40 different iconic race and road cards produced during the past 50 years of his illustrious career in vehicle design and engineering. The online exhibition, which brings to life the private ‘One Formula’ exhibition held in late 2017.

‘Walk’ among cars driven by legends including Piquet, Senna and Prost, and even ‘sit’ in the cockpits for a driver’s-eye view. Among the grand prix cars featured are the Brabham BT46B ‘Fan Car’, the BT49C which won the 1981 World Drivers’ Championship in the hands of Nelson Piquet, and the McLaren MP4/4, which Ayrton Senna drove to his first Drivers’ Championship victory in 1988.

Pop-Up Museum TLV

POP UP MUSEUM TLV
Is an innovative event, the first of its kind in Israel. Its purpose is to gather dozens of young artists under one building and to provide a platform for art and kicking creativity, with an emphasis on the art and graffiti culture that does not always receive exposure in classic art institutions.
The event provides a platform and roof for blurring the boundaries
Whether it is introducing the art of the street and the art of underground art into the space of a home and providing a museum platform for artists, and whether it is creating an open space that allows us to break the rules and paint on the walls of the house

Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, colloquially known as the Stedelijk, is a museum for modern art, contemporary art, and design located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Wikipedia

Chapelcross Nuclear Reactor

Chapelcross was a Magnox nuclear power plant near Annan in Dumfries and Galloway in southwest Scotland, in operation from 1959 to 2004. It was the sister plant to the Calder Hall plant in Cumbria, England; both were commissioned and originally operated by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

St Edmundsbury Cathedral is the cathedral for the Church of England’s Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. It is the seat of the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich and is in Bury St Edmunds. Wikipedia Captured by: DC Property Photography

AddressAngel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1LS, United Kingdom

Phone+44 1284 748720
Bells12+1
Tenor bell weight27 long cwt 2 qr 5 lb (3,085 lb or 1,399 kg)
Organ scholarMatthew Foster
Organist(s)Richard Cook
Years built1503–2007

Golden Lion

In 1911 a 16th-century timbered house was moved from Deritend and re-erected in the park by the Birmingham Archaeological Society, to serve as a refreshment room and cricket pavilion. Named the Golden Lion Inn it is a Grade II listed building but is now in a very poor state of repair and fenced-off. The bandstand, the bridge over the lake (‘Red Carriage Bridge’), and Cannon Hill House are also Grade II Listed.

Cannon Hill Park is a park located in south Birmingham, England. It is the most popular park in the city, covering 250 acres consisting of formal, conservation, woodland and sports areas. Recreational activities at the park include boating, fishing, bowls, tennis, putting and picnic areas. (Wikipedia)

American Revolution

“On the afternoon of April 19, 1775. the first day of the American Revolution is unfolding.” Two hundred and forty-one years after the original battle, scores of professional reenactors, organizers, onlookers and photographers gather at Lexington and Concord and Minute Man National Historical Park to honor the memory of this critical turning point in American history.

Bunker WN-62

Almost at the very eastern end of Omaha beach, just below the American Cemetery is Wn62 a German strong point. These strong points were located all along the Atlantic Wall as a first line of defense against an attack by the Allies. No two strong points were the same, each one being designed for the location and also with what equipment was available.
WN62 had as its major armament two 75 mm cannon housed in H669 casemates. These are bizarre as it would seem that the camouflage  is on the interior of the casemate and not the outside. One of the guns had been moved away from the site by D-day.
They were aimed along the beach to the west and had large concrete walls protruding to the seaward side at the front to protect then from an attack directly from the front.
Although the Germans manning the guns were billeted in the village a house nearby was used to feed the troops and allowed them to rest whilst on guard here.
There were two small bunkers used to house ammunition .
Two larger bunkers, served to house ammunition, and in times of bombardments
personnel, which the nearer D-day approached the more bombardments were received.
Various machine gun posts  were also installed and it is typical of the Atlantik Wall defenses that various calibre’s were thought to be in use here. There was also an anti tank gun and an 50 mm mortar mounted in a Tobruk. In common with most strong points there was a small fire control post or observation bunker to keep watch over the sea.
Before the casemates  were completed the cannons were mounted on concrete platforms.

Bassel Zoo

Zoo Basel is a non-profit zoo in the city of Basel, Switzerland. Its official name is Zoologischer Garten Basel — or in English: Basel Zoological Garden. Basel residents affectionately call it Zolli. (Wikipedia)

Luxembourg National Museum of History and Art

The National Museum of History and Art, abbreviated to MNHA, is a museum located in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. It is dedicated to displaying artworks and artefacts from all epochs of Luxembourg history. The museum is situated in Fishmarket, the historic heart of the city, in the Ville Haute quarter. (Wikipedia)

Georgian Bathroom: Cornwall

Nestled into a cliff-face towering over a secluded Cornish beach, a hidden gem is concealed amid the rocks.

It is far from any car parks – nowhere near any toilets or cafes – and there are no sign posts advertising that it even exists.

In a little cove tucked away in the cliff-side is a feature unique in Cornwall, and perhaps the world.

These stunning images from Cornwall Live offer a glimpse inside the 18th century en-suite Georgian bathroom, carved into a rock face.

Strangely, for such an exceptional feature that is over 220 years old, it does not seem to have been documented until the end of the 20 century, and very little has been written about it since.

This is, perhaps, fitting for such a personal space, hidden in a cave on a secluded beach to offer privacy to a Cornish gentleman and his wife when they wished to take a bath by the sea.

Four metres back into the solid rock of the cliff, a narrow tunnel opens out into a small chamber in which there sits a rock-cut bath, roughly one metre deep and always full.

It was built at the end of the 1700s for the botanist John Stackhouse, who owned nearby Acton Castle.

By the end of the 18 century, the benefits of bathing in sea water and in spring water were widely recognised by the aristocracy, and as a botanist spending time in the spa town of Bath with a special interest in marine algae, this growing health obsession did not escape the attention of Stackhouse.

After he married Susanna Acton in 1773, John Stackhouse had Acton Castle built above the remote Cornish cove where he found himself spending most of his time, studying seaweed and marine algae.

At some point between 1775 and 1804 (when he retired and moved to Bath,) Stackhouse had two rock-cut baths carved out for him down at the cove.

Some say it was because he was suffering from rheumatism, others say that they were for his wife, Susanna.

The first bath was a tidal seawater pool, cut into the rock on the beach with steps and a drain to keep the water at a constant level.

These outdoor baths cut into rock at beaches can be found elsewhere in Cornwall, such as at Portreath, where there are seven of them.

However, the second bath, inside a cave that had been carved out of the cliff, with its own constant flow of natural spring water, was unlike anything else.

Roughly two metres above the beach, the entrance to this peculiar bath resembles an adit to a mine shaft- clearly manmade in appearance, but with bright green moss and algae cascading out of it and down the rocks to the ground.

Originally, there were steps cut into the rock, leading up to the entrance, but these have been worn away by the sea over time.

The small tunnel, which is about 40cm wide and 1.80m high, leads back into total darkness. The only clue of what is at the end is the dripping of the natural bath tap that has been left on for two centuries.

Venturing into the tunnel, as daylight fades, the rich greens and reds of the algal biofilms on the rock begin to glow. The floor of the tunnel is carpeted in a wet green moss.

Four metres in, the tunnel opens out into the chamber which is almost entirely taken up by the bath, and has very little light, apart from that coming through the tunnel, and down from a man-made vertical shaft designed to feed the natural spring down into the bath.

The first detailed documentation of Stackhouse’s cave bath is considered to be by Michael Tangye, when he wrote about ‘Rock-cut baths in Cornwall’ in the Cornwall Archaeological Society’s 1997 booklet. In it, he writes:

“This remarkable and unique feature lies within the rock cliff face at the centre of the cove.

“Here, several feet above the beach level is a tunnel which at first glance resembles a mine adit outlet.

“It appears to have been originally approached by rock-cut steps ascending from the beach on the south side, of which only one, at the top, has survived sea erosion.”

Writing about the tunnel into the bath chamber, Tangye continues: “Pick marks can be seen on its walls. This leads into a rock-cut chamber 8ft (2.44m) square and 6ft (1.83m) high. In its floor a rectangular bath has been sunk 6ft (1.83m) long, 2ft 9ins (0.84 m) wide, and 3ft (0.92m) deep.

The vertical shaft that feeds the bath with slightly alkaline spring water is a sophisticated part of the design, and is described by Tangye as such: “In the north-west corner of the roof, a rectangular chimney-like shaft, again cut from the solid rock, ascends some 20ft (6.1m) to the cliff top.

Fresh water, from a small stream, drains into this, falls down the shaft, then through a hole in the stone roof of the chamber, 2ft 3ins (0.69 m) by 1ft 7ins (0.48 m), and into the bath beneath. The constant overflow drains along the approach tunnel to the exterior.

This fresh water bath, situated within its dark, cold and secluded chamber must have been again created for John Stackhouse and Susanna, his wife.”

There have been suggestions that for such a sophisticated natural spring-fed bath system to be built, John Stackhouse would have employed experts from Bath, where he also chose his architect for Acton Castle.

However, the local knowledge and skill of tunnelling into cliffs in that area was unmatched at the time.

Stackhouse had appointed local man John Carter as caretaker and key holder of Acton Castle, and entrusted him with the property for the long periods when he was not there.

But along with his brother, Harry, John Carter was a notorious smuggler, calling himself the ‘King of Prussia’ and creating a maze of smuggler’s tunnels on the south coast.

Whether John Stackhouse was aware of Carter’s smuggling activities is unclear, but he would certainly have known his skill with a pick axe.

Regardless of who built this hidden bathroom, it is unlikely to become popular again soon. Without the long exposures of the camera revealing the warm colours inside, the reality is that this space is cold, dark and teaming with spiders and marine bugs like sea slaters.

With the steps eroded away, access is treacherous and the strange echoes inside the cave can be unnerving.

But for an 18 century algae-loving botanist who wanted some privacy on his favourite beach, this bathroom would have been heaven.

Cornwall Regimental Museum

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The Cornwall Regimental Museum is a local military history is depicted through 12,000 artifacts including weapons & battlefield letters.

Bodmin Keep is over 160 years old and is the historic home of the Army in Cornwall.  This former headquarters of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry houses the museum, with more than three hundred years of military history, a library and meeting rooms. Each of the 12,000 collection items has its own story to tell. Stories about the battles that have been fought, weapons that were used or personal letters that were written on the battlefield.

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Come along and experience life in 19th century Dunfermline and what it was like to emigrate to America with just a few possessions. Discover how Andrew Carnegie became the richest man in the world and father of modern philanthropy, supporting the founding of internationally renowned landmarks such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Peace Palace in The Hague and Mount Wilson Observatory in California.

McMillian Auto Show: 2018

We have been invited back for the 8th annual Macmillan Cancer Support Classic Motor Show Surrey.

This is a show for everyday classic cars. Come and meet other Figaro owners in our own enclosure, on a social level, Bring a chair and picnic, Children and Dogs welcome

This is free to attend for our pre-registered members. All Figaro’s welcome. All proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Situated on the beautiful Clandon Park Estate by kind permission of Robin, Countess of Onslow. Clandon Park entrance is off the A246/A25 between Merrow and West Clandon, Surrey.
To register email thefigarodoctor@gmail.com
or telephone Nic on 07941 690372

Event Description: All classics welcome, silver cup presented to judge’s favorite, stalls, children’s entertainment, hospitality serving hot and cold food, picnic area, Birds of Prey display in the arena.
Please support us by coming

Standard Admission: £7 adult, £6 concession under 12
Pre-Registered car with driver+one passenger. Free (Facebook)

Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art: Coin Cabinet

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The National Museum of History and Art, abbreviated to MNHA, is a museum located in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. It is dedicated to displaying artworks and artifacts from all epochs of Luxembourg history. The museum is situated in Fishmarket, the historic heart of the city, in the Ville Haute quarter. Wikipedia

Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art: Arts & Crafts

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The National Museum of History and Art, abbreviated to MNHA, is a museum located in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. It is dedicated to displaying artworks and artifacts from all epochs of Luxembourg history. The museum is situated in Fishmarket, the historic heart of the city, in the Ville Haute quarter. Wikipedia

Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art: Old Masters

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The National Museum of History and Art, abbreviated to MNHA, is a museum located in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. It is dedicated to displaying artworks and artifacts from all epochs of Luxembourg history. The museum is situated in Fishmarket, the historic heart of the city, in the Ville Haute quarter. (Wikipedia)

 

 

 

Roundhouse

Tucked next to the Birmingham New Main Line Canal, the Roundhouse is a horseshoe-shaped building, constructed in 1874. It was designed by architect WH Ward as stables and stores, serving as the base for the City’s lamplighters and the horses of the Public Works department.

Unlike most of the neighboring Victorian architecture, this curious building survived the centuries and in 1976 was given a Grade II* listing due to its historic importance. But by the early 2000s, it had begun to fall into disrepair. Now, thanks to a partnership between the Canal & River Trust and the National Trust, a £2.5m National Lottery Heritage Fund grant and funding from Historic England the Roundhouse is being revived.

In 2020 the Roundhouse will open to the public as an exciting new destination for Birmingham. It will be a place to meet, to work, and a base from which to explore the City and its history – by foot, by bike and by water.

 

Adam’s: Important Irish Art

James Adam and Sons Ltd, trades as Adam’s, a household name in Ireland, and one synonymous with fine art and antiques for well over a century. Founded in Dublin in 1887, Adam’s is widely regarded as Ireland’s leading Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers. The firm has had a continuous presence on St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin’s city centre for over one hundred and thirty years.

Since 1887 Adam’s have developed expertise in a wide variety of fields and we currently offer a number of specialist auctions, ranging from Important Irish Art, Fine Period Furniture and Decorative Arts including Asian Art, Mid Century Modern Design and Contemporary Art, Fine Jewellery and Watches, Silver and Objects of Vertu, Historical Memorabilia as well as Vintage Wine and Spirits.

Adam’s Valuation Department is proficient in the appraisal, for various purposes, of whole collections as well as single items and with this experience and respect we are regularly instructed by institutions of State, national cultural institutions, universities, financial and other major corporate bodies and major private collectors to advise on, and prepare valuations of their collections. Valuations of domestic contents for insurance, probate and family division are also within our remit and are undertaken at very competitive rates.

Adam’s has the largest staff of academically and professionally qualified personnel of any Irish auction house ensuring our capacity to handle auction sales in the most appropriate and professional manner. We are a highly ethical firm, subscribing to the RICS/SCSI code of ethical standards in addition to the standards laid down by the Property Services Regulatory Authority. The firm’s commitment to international best standards and continuing professional development for all our specialists is borne out by the professional memberships and relevant degrees held by our staff.

Adam’s is proud of it’s honest reputation, something that we jealously guard and we are also proud of the fact that we act exclusively as agents for third parties only, owning none of the lots  we offer for sale.

Today, one hundred and thirty five years after James Adam founded the firm, we can say that we are one of the fastest growing companies in this field, offering a service of distinction as Ireland’s principal auction house.

New 7 Wonders of the World

New 7 Wonders of the World was a campaign started in 2000 to choose Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. The popularity poll was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foundation based in Zurich, Switzerland, with winners announced on 7 July 2007 in Lisbon. Wikipedia

London, UK

London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its center stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex and the entire city.

DistrictsCity of London & 32 boroughs
Population8.136 million (2011) United Nations

Elmore Court Mansion

Elmore Court is a historic English mansion that has been in the hands of the Guise Baronetage for nearly 800 years. The Guise family was granted the status of aristocrats by the British Crown and has been considered an English Baronetage ever since. Built in 1580, this mansion has been seated in Gloucestershire, England since the late 14th century. Still owned and occupied by the Guise Baronetage, the mansion has been updated to serve as a private venue for weddings and other special events.

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Grote Kerk of Breda

The Grote Kerk of Breda, Netherlands is a church that towers over the city’s skyline. With ties to the royal Nassau family, this Gothic medieval church has a rich history dating back from the 14th century. Its wide, open golden ceilings are one of this church’s many highlights.

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Chauvet Cave – Lion Panel

The wall to the right of the central recess has a large number of animals drawn on to it. The overall scene depicts a hunt. On the right of the composition there is a rhinoceros and a mammoth. On the left, there are four bison heads, and two more rhinos. Then there are seven bison, pursued by a pride of sixteen lions, mainly depicted by their heads alone. Above all of this drama, at a different scale, there is a large feline figure shown standing face to face with a lion cub. Almost all of the animals on this panel face left. This composition is unique in Paleolithic art. (Bradshaw Foundation)

Roman Colosseum

The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of travertine, tuff, and brick-faced concrete, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built. The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum. (Wikipedia)

Mont Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island and mainland commune in Normandy, France. The island is located about one kilometer off the country’s northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches and is 7 hectares in area. (Wikipedia)

The Mont Saint Michel Abbey is located within the city and island of Mont-Saint-Michel in Lower Normandy, in the department of Manche. The abbey is an essential part of the structural composition of the town the feudal society constructed. (Wikipedia)

Rembrandt’s Birthplace – Leiden

Rembrandt van Rijn was born in 1606 in the city of Leiden in a small millers house, right inside the city walls. The house was lived in by his family, his aunt owned the adjacent part and the backyard house was lived in by his grandmother. He lived in this place until about 1631 when he moved to Amsterdam to further his aspirations.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a Dutch draughtsman, painter and printmaker. An innovative and prolific master in three media, he is generally considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art and the most important in Dutch art history. (Wikipedia)

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris, often referred to simply as Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. The cathedral is consecrated to the Virgin Mary and considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. (Wikipedia)

Church of St Mary at Mount Naranco

The church of St Mary at Mount Naranco

Roman Catholic Asturian pre-Romanesque Asturian architecture church on the slope of Mount Naranco situated 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Oviedo, northern Spain. Ramiro I of Asturias ordered it to be built as a royal palace as part of a larger complex that also incorporated the nearby church of San Miguel de Lillo, 100 meters away. It was completed in 848. Its structural features, such as the barrel vault — with transverse ribs corresponding one-to-one with contraforts at the exterior, make it a clear precursor of the Romanesque construction. The exterior decorations, as well as the use of stilted arches mark the intended verticality of the composition. It was converted into a church at the end of the 13th century. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 1985.

Green’s Windmill and Science Center

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Green’s Mill is a restored and working 19th century tower windmill in Nottingham, UK. In the early 1800s it was owned and operated by the mathematical physicist George Green (1793-1841).

Never heard of George Green? Not too many people have, even though he was one of the most remarkable scientists of his – or any other – age.

You can visit his windmill and, when the wind allows, see it working and buy our award-winning organic flour.

In the small Science Centre next to the mill you can discover the remarkable story of George Green and his achievements and experiment with the things that fascinated him, such as light, electricity and magnetism.

Restored in 1985 by Nottingham City Council, the windmill is run on behalf of the City by the Green’s Windmill Trust,  a registered charity.

You can now donate online to help keep the sails turning.

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Diving Museum

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If you are looking for a great family day out, why not visit the Diving Museum? We have a fascinating selection of exhibits that will entertain, inform and educate the whole family. We were voted one of the top six family-friendly museums in the UK in 2015!

The museum was established in 2011 by The Historical Diving Society. It is located in a Victorian military battery in Gosport on the shores of The Solent. It is the only museum of its kind in the UK.

Gosport has a claim to being the ‘home’ of the global diving industry. In 1832 the Deane brothers (the inventors of the diving helmet) carried out the world’s first commercial dive just off the coast of the Isle of Wight. John Deane subsequently moved to Gosport to continue working on local wrecks. Their invention suddenly made underwater exploration possible and the new ‘art of diving’ was soon practiced all around the world. The prototype helmet which the Deane brothers used to perfect their diving helmet is currently on display in the Diving Museum.

Although it is small, the museum has a wide range of diving equipment including diving bells, chambers, and atmospheric diving suits. Every kind of diving is represented – recreational, military, scientific, commercial and even breath-hold diving. And every era from ancient to modern. There is something for everyone in this fascinating museum. A great family day out!

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Paros Archaeological Museum

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The Archaeological Museum of Paros was founded in 1960, in a room built next to the High School of Parikia. It is one of the most important museums in Greece because of its exhibits, which were found in excavations on Paros and Antiparos. Some of the most important exhibits of the museum are:
A marble statue of Gorgon (mid-6th cent. BC), a marble statue of Nike (470 BC.), the “Naked lady of Saliagos” – the oldest Cycladic figurine found so far, part of the original stone inscription of the “Parian Chronicle” 264 BC., and more.

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Monet Experience and the Impressionists

Monet Experience and the Impressionists, the new Crossmedia Group production, is a virtual and experience-based journey of enchanting images and sounds. A sensorial immersion inside the masterpieces of the painter who thrilled his audience as no-one else before for en plein air painting, expressing the beauty of nature in the unique moment of its own revelation. These works by the Great Master and other major Impressionist exponents appear now, released from canvas and frames, developed in a 360° environment on the huge screens and the architectures of our prestigious location, Santo Stefano al Ponte.
An evocative narration, taking shape from the multi-media installations in the introductory section, materializes in the 3D perceptional adventure of the Oculus and culminates in the real, actual immersive experience.


MONET VR EXPERIENCE

Modo Comunicazione is offering a conception of Virtual Reality applied to our Monet Experience world.
Thanks to Oculus VR access points the audience may live the experience of entering as protagonist inside the landscapes reinvented and painted by the Master of Impressionism.


THE INTRODUCTION SECTION

The introductory section of our exhibitions has always been intended for making the visitors’ experience more fascinating and interactive. Technology becomes an entertaining and didactic instrument. Tablets, monitors, video-projections, as well as reproductions and printings, mix their languages to offer the audience a great
opportunity to learn by having fun.

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Sotheby’s: Art Contemporain Day Sale

Sotheby’s is delighted to present our upcoming Art Contemporain Day Auction on 7 June, which brings together an exciting group of works by some of the most sought-after artists of the moment. This season’s sale features exceptional post-war works by Sam Francis, Mark Tobey, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, and Hans Hartung. Besides a strong post-war presence, the sale will also offer an exciting selection of works by celebrated contemporary artists. (Sotheby’s)

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Kühlhaus Berlin

The Society for Market Halls and Cold Storage was founded in Hamburg in the year 1890. Six years later, they commissioned their first compound in Berlin, an ice factory with a cold storage unit attached to it.

However, the demand for fresh produce kept increasing, and the facilities were soon incapable of handling the amount of trade going through them. As a result of this, in the year 1901, Europe’s biggest cold storage unit was built on a plot between Luckenwalder and Trebbiner Straße, along with the Gleisdreieck rail station.

The compound consisted of three buildings, Kühlhaus I, Kühlhaus II, and an administration building. The two storage units measured more than nine thousand square meters and even had their own connection to the city’s railway network through Anhalter Güterbahnhof.

The compound is a neo-gothic building, evoking memories of the unique brick buildings of northern Germany. The building’s endoskeleton, however, was modern in both style and function and made from steel. For the first time on a large scale, reinforced concrete was used for the ceilings of the separate floors.

In the fifties, the building was used as a storage hall for the city’s emergency reserves, since it suffered virtually no damage in the war. Many of the decorative elements on the roof and the façade were removed at this time.

Despite the excellent state they were in, the city decided to demolish the southernmost buildings of the compound in 1979. Only the Kühlhaus II was left, and its days were also numbered – plans were already made to destroy the building.

Kühlhaus II was saved and then listed through the efforts of the architect Dr. Helmut Meier.

The future of Kühlhaus Berlin is bright. The owners are in the process of re-modeling this fascinating and challenging building, focusing on realizing the potential of the currently unused spaces. This means that the future potential of the Kühlhaus Berlin is unlimited.

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Norwich Cathedral: Cloisters

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Norwich Cathedral is an English cathedral located in Norwich, Norfolk, dedicated to the Holy and Undivided Trinity. It is the cathedral church for the Church of England Diocese of Norwich and is one of the Norwich 12 heritage sites. Wikipedia

Norwich Cathedral has the second largest cloisters in England, only exceeded by those at Salisbury Cathedral. The cathedral close is one of the largest in England and one of the largest in Europe and has more people living within it than any other close. (Wikipedia)

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Hell Fire Club

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The Hell Fire Club is the name given to this former hunting lodge found on Mount Pelier Hill in Dublin, Ireland. Officially called Mount Pelier, the hunting lodge sitting atop this 383-meter hill was built around 1725 with the stone of rock cairns that previously occupied the site. The hunting lodge was used by members of the Irish Hell Fire Club, active between 1735 and 1741. Hell Fire Clubs across Europe were exclusive clubs for high society citizens and were often associated with outlandish and immoral behavior.

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Diocesan Museum Wooden Gallery

The Diocesan Museum in Udine is housed in the Patriarchal Palace, current seat of the Bishop of Udine. The 18th-century structure has roots in the 15th-century residence, which was begun as the residence of the Patriarchs of Aquileia. The collection of the museum includes about 700 works.

This exhibit explores the history of wooden sculpture in Udine from the 12th through the 18th centuries. Especially notable pieces include the statue of Saint Euphemia (circa 1350) in the first room, an altarpiece by master sculptor Domenico da Tolmezzo dating to 1488 in the second room. In the third room of Renaissance sculptures, don’t miss the statue of the Saviour by Giovanni Martini. The final two rooms present Mannerist sculptures (with animated expressions and gestures) and Rococo works. (Matterport)

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Museum of Medicine

The Museum of Medicine is intended for all enthusiasts, experts or simply anyone interested in medicine and medical thinking featured in art, history, and literature, from antiquity to the present day. Its proximity to Erasmus Hospital allows the museum to reconstruct its items in fascinating X-rays, revealing the secrets of their composition, such as the museum’s latest masterpiece, Dr. Auzoux’s “Ecorché”

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Art Paris 2017

Art Paris is a major springtime exhibition dedicated to Paris’ thriving arts scene. Host to some 130 modern and contemporary art galleries at the Grand Palais. Open to all forms of artistic expression including design, Art Paris Art Fair provides an overview of art from the postwar years to the current day with a theme-based approach that emphasizes discovery. This edition puts African art under the spotlight and features monographic exhibitions in the Solo Show section and up-and-coming artists in Promises. Captured by: IMMERSION 3D

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Galleri Fineart: Pushwagner

Norwegian pop artist Pushwagner is known for detailed color work and repetition that tells stories with black humor and satire. The artist gained international fame at the 2008 Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art when when he exhibited his graphic novel Soft City, which looks at modern life from his unique perspective. In this model, explore a retrospective 75th anniversary exhibition of Pushwagner’s work at the Galleri Fineart in Oslo. Step outside for a view of Oslo at night. Captured by: IMMERSION 3D

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Magna Carta | Salisbury Cathedral

Magna Carta (Latin for “Great Charter”) is one of the most celebrated documents in English history.

At the time it was the solution to a political crisis in Medieval England but its importance has endured as it has become recognized as a cornerstone of liberty influencing much of the civilized world.

Only four copies of Magna Carta dating from 1215 have survived the ravages of time and Salisbury Cathedral is proud to be home to the best preserved original manuscript. Elias of Dereham, priest, and steward of the archbishop of Canterbury is thought to have brought Salisbury’s copy of to Old Sarum in the days following the events at Runnymede and it has remained in the Cathedral’s care ever since.

Housed in our exquisite Chapter House, seeing Magna Carta presented in our family-friendly interactive exhibition is a highlight for many visitors.

The responsibility of owning and interpreting Magna Carta is important in shaping Salisbury Cathedral’s future objectives to this day. (Salisbury Cathedral)

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Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life

The Museum has been located in Carlisle Castle since 1932  but in 2014, with the help of Heritage Lottery Funding, it was moved from the Inner Ward to Alma block in the Outer Ward.

This provided more space and better access for visitors and gives us the opportunity to display items more effectively and even some of the collection’s vehicles.

Covering over 300 years of military history the Museum tells the stories of the 34th Regiment of foot, the 55th Regiment of foot, Border Regiment, King’s Own Royal Border Regiment and even the current serving Regiment The Duke of Lancaster’s.

The Museum now reinforces the strong links between Cumbria’s regiments and the local community and shares the remarkable stories of courage, loyalty and service.

Our Museum will continue to be an important source of information for former soldiers and their families, historians and family history researchers. By reaching out to schools and colleges, we’ll help keep the memories alive for future generations.

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life is run by the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment Museum Fund, a Registered Charitable Trust (No. 271943) and accredited under the Museums, Libraries and Archives Registration Scheme (No. 435).

We are managed by a board of trustees and run on a daily basis by a committed team of curatorial staff. (Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life) Captured by: Envision360Limited

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Berengaria Hotel

Once, the Berengaria Hotel was the most luxurious hotel in Cyprus, a royal one in the full meaning of the word. Even its name reveals luxury, a name given to the hotel in honor of Queen Berengaria, wife of Richard the Lionheart, who was married in the Limassol castle.

Local residents were honored to supply foods to the kitchen of the hotel, and winemakers competed for the right to submit their nectar to the royal table. After all, the hotel served as a haven for the royal and other titled guests.

Here, they used to go down to dinner in velvet gloves, and the stairs and halls still keep the hotel’s former greatness. It seems that we are talking about the “Titanic”, which sank in the deep sea, but its legends are still alive. So what caused the “flood” of this magnificent mountain hotel?

Its owner – a resident of Prodromos village – built it in 1930. “Berengaria” was the first major hotel in Cyprus. Realizing that holidays in the mountains was gaining popularity among the English, he gathered the available funds, borrowed some money from friends and invested in the construction of a luxury hotel that was developing quickly.

In the middle of the twentieth century (50’s-70’s) Berengaria hotel was at its peak. Locals came here for the weekend, and hundreds of Europeans fled here from the hot beaches of the island.

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Museum of the History of Medicine

The Museum of the History of Medicine (French: Musée d’histoire de la médecine) in Paris, is located at the second floor of the Paris Descartes University, 12 rue de l’École de Médecine, in the buildings of the historic Faculty of Medicine, created in 1803 on the site of the old College and Academy of Surgery.

The museum’s collections, among the oldest in Europe, were started by the Dean Lafaye, a professor at the Faculty of Medicine in the 18th century. The collection was successively enriched with many donations.

The core of the museum hosts an exceptional collection of surgical, diagnostic and physiological instrumentation spanning centuries. There are also paintings, engravings, and lithographs. Restored and open to the public, the museum’s goal is higher education and research. (Wikipedia)

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Castle “Ter Lede”

So-called “Kasteel Ter Lede” in the surrounding park located between the railway line Ghent-Antwerp and the Spoorwegstraat. Brick and stone castle with eclectic impact built in 1887 and originally owned by the Coget de la Kethulle family, later from the Morel de Westgaver family. Dated “Anno 1887” on a facing brick in the left stepped gable. Castle with double house curb, three bays wide and two stories on the basement, under the mansard roof (slate). Frontage with protruding angular ramparts delimited by corner pilasters. Savings field of left risalite ending on round arch inscribed in a stepped gable with shoulder pieces. A partially wood-built bay window on the ground floor with iron balcony railing. A whitewashed neoclassical porch on slender corner columns in the middle of the façade with a fan-shaped curved stairway, a wide mainframe with a balustrade in front of the terrace above. Right rear corner developed into a rectangular corner tower under a steep hip roof. Hard stone frames, flat tires, and circumferential frames and cordons.

Coach house and staff house housed in a picturesque brick building under a corrugated slate gable roof centered by a small wooden lantern. Corner house with the attic floor on a high basement illuminated by small barred arc windows. Spacious round arch window in both gables. Round-arched entrance door in the octagonal tower with bell-shaped slate tower helmet against the right side wall, accessible via a steep step ladder (11 steps). Round arch gate to the left of a slightly protruding middle ressault with round arch door under the roof overhang. A climbing roof window and an oeil de boeuf in the front roof shield. (https://inventaris.onroerenderfgoed.be) Captured by: vr-media.be

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Museum of Viljandi

Museum of Viljandi is located in an old pharmacy with an exhibition on two floors presenting the history of Viljandi up to the middle of 20th century. There are many stuffed animals and birds in the exhibition stand introducing nature. A varied collection of archaeological finds gives an overview of the prehistory.    A model of the Viljandi Order Castle with items from that period represent the Middle Ages and a model of a threshing room together with an exhibition of national garments and jewelry introduces folk culture. There’s also an overview of local life and events during the 19th and 20th century and you can also watch a film. Different exhibitions are held in the room of temporary exhibitions. (Visit Estonia)

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Pärnu Museum

Pärnu Museum is one of the most contemporary museums in the Baltic region, offering excitement for the entire family.
The permanent exhibition “11,000 Years of History – Experiences from Times Long Ago” takes you on a fascinating journey through time, starting from the Stone Age, continuing through the medieval trade routes and the Baroque fortified city to the nostalgic Soviet era. You can also learn about the evolution of the resort town that is very characteristic of Pärnu.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum has premises for temporary exhibitions; the multifaceted programme includes alternating exhibitions of art and history.
The museum café offers authentic food experiences from the historical periods.
The museum gift shop includes products from local artisans. (Visit Estonia)

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Tartu City Museum

The Tartu City Museum was established in 1955 as the Tartu Interdistrict Museum of Domesticism , whose task was to study the history, history, industry, agriculture, and culture of Tartu and Elva , Jõgeva , Kallaste , Mustvee , Otepää , Põlva and Räpina , Tartu and its coverage in the exhibition. 1957. In October, the natural history of the museum was abolished and the museum was named the City of Tartu and the Interdistrict History Museum. In 1959, in connection with the Elva Home Museumthe Tartu City and Interdistrict History Museum was transformed into the Tartu City Museum. [1] The museum focused on exploring and introducing the history of the city of Tartu. (Wikipedia)

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Monnow Valley Residential Recording Studio

Monnow Valley Residential Recording Studio is excited to announce we have partnered with American producer/mixer and three-time Grammy award winner, Andrew Scheps (Adele, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, U2, Justin Timberlake).

Andrew first worked at Monnow Valley Studio in 2007, returning on numerous occasions in the interim years. “I fell in love with the rooms at Monnow Valley and immediately knew the Neve would sound amazing there,” said Andrew. “When my move to the UK became concrete, I called Monnow Valley and we struck the deal. It’s great to see the equipment sitting next to one of my favourite live rooms.”

Andrew has spent the last 20 years rescuing gear from studios forced to shut their doors such as Sound City, Ocean Way Recording and Signet Soundelux. The centrepiece of his collection and the re-fit is a 64 channel Neve 8068 Mk II complete with flying faders. In addition to this Monnow Valley has inherited a fantastic selection of vintage Pultec and Lang EQ’s, Urei and RCA limiters, as well as valve classics from Neumann and AKG. Additional acquisitions include a Neve BCM 10 with 10 x 1073 modules, a pair of RCA Ku3a’s and a wide selection of boutique Mic’s, Compressors and EQ’s.

The install was overseen by studio co-manager Tom Manning alongside studio tech Richard Griffiths (ex Olympic Studios) and engineers Matt Glasbey, Curtis Elvidge, Liam Ross and Beau Blaise. Tom and Andrew designed the new layout installing Pro Tools HDX2 with 64 i/o. New solid oak flooring has been laid in the control room complementing the unique organic design which flows through the studio.

The move to the UK provides Andrew with the best of both worlds… these days he prefers to mix in the box but Monnow Valley also provides him with a huge live room for tracking projects. Monnow Valley, however, is far from Andrew’s own private studio and is still very much open for business. With word spreading about the re-fit, producers are eager to book in sessions.

“Whilst many studios are having to diversify or close completely, I am delighted that Monnow Valley will not only continue to provide our clients with a wonderful space to create, we have been able to expand into a place which now surpasses all our expectations,” says studio owner Jo Riou. “Andrew has brought something very special to this small corner of Wales and our vision is for it to continue for years to come.”

Since opening its doors in 1975, heritage studio Monnow Valley has been one of the UK’s leading residential facilities, playing host to artists including Black Sabbath, Oasis, Robert Plant, Simple Minds and Biffy Clyro.

The residential accommodation has also been upgraded whilst retaining its country house appeal. “Our clients love the home from home vibe at Monnow Valley,” says studio co-manager, Megan Griffiths. “We have seven lovely bedrooms, a spacious lounge and dining room, a gym, plus 3 acres of gardens and the beautiful River Monnow (including a mile of game fishing) on our doorstep.”

Clients also have the option of sampling our bespoke menus created by our in-house chef, or for those on a budget the studio continues to offer self-catering facilities. Having just the one studio guarantees artists complete privacy without the feeling of being completely isolated – the idyllic market town of Monmouth is less than 3 miles away.

Synonymous with its unique live room, picturesque setting and now enviable equipment list, Monnow Valley and Andrew Scheps have combined forces to present a world-class facility that offers the very best in vintage and modern residential recording.

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Bunker BS-8

In the 1930s, Czechoslovakia decided to build a defense system around its borders, in response to the rise of Hitler and fascism to power. Bunkers and small fortresses began somewhere at the level of Ostrava, copied north of Moravia, then the northern, western and southern Bohemia, stretching with South Moravia to move to Slovakia and continue to Transcarpathian Ukraine, which then belonged to Czechoslovakia. Some defensive lines in Bohemia and Moravia were to be doubled according to original plans. Fortifications should be built for several years. After the “Munich betrayal” in 1938 and the subsequent division of Czechoslovakia in 1939, work on this defense system was stopped.

Several hundreds of objects have been built in Slovakia, of which several decades have been preserved in the valley of the Morava River, Bratislava, Komárno and other places along the southern border with Hungary. The only complete defensive section was preserved in Bratislava on the territory of Petržalka. Bunkers copied the state border. They start north along the Danube opposite Karlovy Vary, continue towards the border crossing of Berg, pass through Kopčany settlement, turn east to Lúka and beside the Croatian shoulder again end at the Danube. The line went along the Croatian shoulder because Rusovce, Jarovce, and Čunovo did not belong to Czechoslovakia during this period (it happened only after World War II).

BZ – 8 “Cemetery” is the largest and most powerful armed heavy building in Bratislava. It formed the back of the defense in the middle part of the suburbs and the only one is a full-fledged analog of the heavy objects built at other points of the border to defend against Germany. Other “modern” heavy objects in Bratislava Petržalka were built more economically. What allowed a lesser degree of threat to this part of the border, which then met with neutral Austria and weak Hungary. Nevertheless, it was necessary to demonstrate the determination to defend mainly the city of Slovakia, which was obviously sufficiently strong. Bratislavský zrub – 8, resistance “Roman” II. These modern buildings were built in Bratislava in the years 1936-38 (along with BZ IV, BZ 13 and BZ 15). Captured by: Jan Hamorsky

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Museum of Islamic Civilizations

Born from the will of Mrs. Nadia Karmous, to propose in Switzerland a space around the muslim culture, the MUCIVI (Museum of the civilization of Islam) allows the cultural pole that is the Chaux-de-Fonds, to welcome a place of exchanges, meetings, and discoveries. The exhibition museum traces, in an innovative staging, mixing images, sounds, lighting atmospheres and technological devices, 15 centuries of history of the civilizations of Islam; a movement that leads to the proliferation of practices and questions posed today by a religion practiced by more than a billion and a half individuals around the world.

Opened in 2016, the Mucivi is housed in a listed Art Nouveau building on the main artery of the watchmaking metropolis. The latter also has several renowned cultural institutions whose architecture of streets and buildings has been listed since 2009 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. On the facade of the building, five women – allegories from five continents – place the visit under the auspices of the meeting and travel. The Mucivi was realized by a multidisciplinary team of specialists: a long-term project, dating back to the early 2000s, for a unique place in Europe.

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