Thursday, March 3, 2011

Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain - Museo Nacional del Prado

Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain - Museo Nacional del Prado


Prado Museum



Prado Museum
Prado Museum
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain - Museo Nacional del Prado
Madrid, Spain - Museo Nacional del Prado



When King Charles III of Naples returned to his hometown, he realized that Madrid had not improved at all since they had left there: Madrid continued that place, suddenly converted into capital by the grace of Philip II, grew hasty and disorderly and in a manner not very consistent.
Therefore decided to charge Juan de Villanueva, the royal architect, to design a building for the sciences and could house the Office of Natural History.
This was the culmination of the artistic career of Juan de Villanueva, which is the largest and most ambitious work of Spanish Neoclassicism.
With the construction of this building, designed as an urban high operating costs, King Carlos III intended to provide the capital of his kingdom with an urban and monumental, as it abounded in other EU capitals.
The construction of the museum lasted for many years, off the entire reign of Charles IV. But the arrival of the French and Spanish War of Independence, interrupted them.
It was then used for military purposes, and it was here established a military base. At this time began the deterioration of the building, I noticed that more and more as the year progressed.
Bored, Fernando VII and his wife, Maria Isabel de Braganza, brought an end to this situation, preventing the museum came to total ruin and restoring it.
Elizabeth was the major driving this project and it is that should the final outcome, even if did not live to enjoy it, for he died a year before the grand opening of the museum, 19 November 1819.
Containing collections of paintings and sculpture from the royal collections and the nobility, the museum had, during his inauguration, about 311 works of art.
It was therefore one of the first public museums throughout Europe and the first of Spain, thus noting its recreational and educational function.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

London England monuments pictures

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London England monuments pictures 1 - London Eye at night
London,London England, London England monuments, Tower-Bridge
London England monuments pictures 2 - Tower Bridge at night
London,London England, London England monuments, The Houses of Parliament London England
London England monuments pictures 3 - The Houses of Parliament Westminster
Pictures 1 to 3 courtesy bi: swollengland.blogspot.com
London,London England, London England monuments, London Big Ben at night
London England monuments pictures 4 - Big Ben at night
London,London England, London England monuments, Trafalgar Square Lion
London England monuments pictures 5 - Trafalgar Square Lion

Paris France pictures of famous monuments

Paris France pictures of famous monuments, Eiffel-tower
Paris, France pictures of famous monuments 1 - Eiffel Tower 2010
Paris France pictures of famous monuments, Eiffel tower at night
Paris, France pictures of famous monuments 2 - Eiffel Tower at night
Paris France pictures of famous monuments, Arc de triomphe Paris France
Paris, France pictures of famous monuments 3 - Arc de Triomphe at night
Paris France pictures of famous monuments, Louvre museu

Paris France pictures of famous monuments 4 - Louvre Museum
Paris France pictures of famous monuments, Grand Palais
Paris France pictures of famous monuments 5 - Grand Palais
Paris France pictures of famous monuments, Notre Dame Gargulas
Paris, France pictures of famous monuments 6 - Notre Dame gargula

Saturday, October 30, 2010

3 Most famous monuments of the world

Great Pyramid of Giza
The pyramids of Giza are one of the most famous monuments in the world. Like all pyramids, each one is part of a major complex that includes a temple, a ramp, a funerary temple and the smaller pyramids of queens, all surrounded by tombs (mastaba) of the priests and people in government, a real city for dead.
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Great Pyramid of Giza - Picture 1


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  picture egypt sphinx of giza
Great Pyramid of Giza and the Spinx- Picture 2


Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is a well-preserved pre-Columbian city , located atop a mountain at 2400 meters altitude in the valley of the Urubamba River, Peru.
It was built in the fifteenth century under the orders of Pachacuti. The site is probably the most typical symbol of the Inca Empire, either due to its unique location and geological characteristics, either due to its late discovery in 1911.
Only about 30% of the city's original construction, the remainder was rebuilt.
The reconstructed areas are easily recognized by the fit between the stones. The original building is made up of larger stones, and fittings with little space between the rocks.
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Machu Picchu picture 1
Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
Machu Picchu picture 2 - Baby alpaca


Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal, ia a beautiful monument built by Sah Jahan as a tumb of his preferred wife in Agra, India.

Taj Mahal wallpaper 2 - Agra India
Taj Mahal wallpaper 1 - late afternoon lights
taj mahal agra india wallpaper
Taj Mahal wallpaper 2 - Agra India
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Taj Mahal wallpaper 3 - Reflexions