Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Palaces, the Paradise on earth


The Royal Palace, Oslo 

Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen 

Drottningholm Palace, close Stockholm 

The castles where the Scandinavian rulers live. 

The three Scandinavian nations of Denmark, Norway and Sweden throughout the entire have monarchic histories, and have a few royal residences. In Denmark Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen was constructed as a regal royal residence, yet is presently utilized for imperial gatherings; Amalienborg Palace has been the Danish illustrious home since 1794. In Norway the Royal Palace in Oslo has been utilized as the illustrious living arrangement since 1849. In Sweden the vast Stockholm Palace was inherent 1760, and remains the authority illustrious living arrangement, however at the current time is utilized for authority purposes while the Swedish imperial family dwells in the more humble Drottningholm Palace. 

Pablo Linares (México)

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The two administrations of post-Ottoman Serbia, Karađorđević and Obrenović constructed various habitations all through their area. The most noticeable and authority castles are the Stari Dvor and the Novi Dvor (Old and New Court, separately) in the middle of Belgrade and the Royal Compound which incorporates the Beli Dvor and Kraljevski Dvor (Royal Palace) in the Belgrade suburb, Dedinje. 


Illustrious Palace of Madrid 

With over a thousand years of monarchic history, Spain has numerous royal residences of its own that were construct for distinctive rulers or nobles. Among these royal residences are the Royal Palace of Madrid, likewise alluded to as the Palacio Real. The castle is the biggest royal residence in Europe with in excess of 2,800 rooms however at the current time is useful for just legislative business while the illustrious family dwells in the littler Palacio de la Zarzuela. 

Notwithstanding the Royal Palace of Madrid, Alcázar of Seville (which blends, with the fragile Moorish filigree, European Christian compositional styles), the Alhambra, the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and the Royal Palace of Aranjuez, fine rococo castle is encompassed by enclosures. At present, the imperial family and Prime Minister live in the more unassuming Palace of Zarzuela and Palace of Moncloa separately. 

United Kingdom 

Fundamental article: List of British regal homes 

Windsor Castle 

In the United Kingdom, by implicit assention, there have been no "castles" other than those utilized as official habitations by eminence or ministers, paying little respect to whether spotted around the local area or nation. Then again, not all castles utilize the term within their name - see Holyrood Palace. Accordingly the Palace of Beaulieu picked up its name accurately when Thomas Boleyn sold it to Henry VIII in 1517. Beforehand, it had been known as Walkfares, yet like a few different royal residences, the name stuck even once the imperial association finished. 

Blenheim Palace was manufactured, on an alternate site, in the grounds of the neglected imperial Palace of Woodstock, and the name was additionally piece of the remarkable honor when the house was given by a thankful country to an incredible general, the Duke of Marlborough. Alongside a few illustrious and episcopal castles in the field, Blenheim does show that "royal residence" has no particular urban intention in English. On the utilization of the expression "castle" in the UK, it is prominent that Buckingham Palace was known as Buckingham House before it was procured by the government. 

Blenheim Palace (in England) and Hamilton Palace (in Scotland, obliterated in 1927) are the main non-illustrious (and non-episcopal) living arrangements to have the expression "royal residence" in their name, other than Dalkeith Palace in Scotland, which some time ago was the seat of the Dukes of Buccleuch (who plummet from Charles II of England). 


After the success of Istanbul by Mehmed the Conqueror at 1453, development of the Topkapı Palace was begun at the year 1460 and finished at 1478. Royal residence was based upon a 700,000 square meters territory on an Eastern Roman Acropolis found at the Istanbul Peninsula between Sea of Marmara, Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Topkapı Palace, was the regulatory, instructive and craftsmanship focus of the Empire for about four hundred years since Mehmed the Conqueror until Sultan Abdulmecid who is the thirty-first Sultan. In spite of the fact that Palace was deserted by the Ottoman Dynasty by moving to the Dolmabahçe Palace amidst the nineteenth century, Topkapı Palace was ensured its significance against all odds. 

After the foundation of the Republic of Turkey, Topkapı Palace, was changed into a storehouse on April 3, 1924, and it was likewise the first exhibition hall of the Republic of Turkey. Topkapı Palace Museum is blanket give or take 400,000 square meters at the present day. Topkapı Palace isolated from the city from the area side by the Imperial Walls which is made by Mehmed the Conqueror. It partitioned from the city additionally from the ocean side by the Byzantine Walls. Topkapı Palace is one of the greatest royal residence storehouses with its design structures, accumulations and roughly 300,000

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Diana, Princess of Wales

Diana, Princess of Wales was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. She was born into a noble English family with royal ancestry as the Honorable Diana Spencer. She was the 4th child of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and his first wife, the Honorable Frances Roche, daughter of the 4th Baron Fermoy. Diana became Lady Diana Spencer when her father took over the title of Earl Spencer in 1975. She became a public image with the declaration of her engagement.

Her marriage to the Prince of Wales on 29 July 1981 was held at St Paul's Cathedral and seen by worldwide television viewers of over 750 million. While married she bore the titles Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, Countess of Chester and Baroness of Renfrew. The marriage produced two sons, the princes William and Harry who were correspondingly second and third in the line of succession to the British throne throughout her lifetime.

Diana continued to be the object of worldwide media scrutiny during and after her wedding, which ended in divorce on 28 August 1996. If the Prince of Wales had ascended the throne during their marriage, Diana would have become queen consort. Media attention and public mourning were significant following her demise in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997)

'Diana, the very model of a modern princess style icon, friend of the glamorous and famous, and charity patron extraordinaire.'

Diana’s beauty, youth and glamour meant that for many she was the perfect image of a princess.  Public fascination began when she became engaged to Prince Charles and she was soon established as a style icon, whose clothes were endlessly scrutinized and imitated. 

Diana moved to Kensington Palace soon after her marriage and it remained her home until her tragic death in Paris in 1997.  Her sudden death shocked the world and Kensington Palace quickly became the focus of public mourning in London.  Thousands of people left flowers outside the palace’s golden gates and queued to sign books of condolence. 

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Palace of the Silver Princess

Palace of the Silver Princess is an adventure module for the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set. It is notable as being the D&D module that was recalled on the same day it was released, then rewritten and re-released some months later. The original version, with an orange cover, was written in 1980 by Jean Wells. When the orange version was recalled (and most copies destroyed), the module was rewritten by Tom Moldvay and released with a green cover. Writing credit on the second version was given to both Moldvay and Wells, although there was very little of Wells' original content in Moldvay's version.

Palace of the Silver Princess contains a single D&D adventure laid out in a format suitable for a single gaming session. The module includes game maps on the unattached outside cover.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Black-browed Albatross

The Black-browed Albatross is a medium-sized albatross, at 80–95 cm (31–37 in) long with a 200–240 cm (79–94 in) wingspan and an average weight of 2.9–4.7 kg (6.4–10 lb).

 They can have a natural lifespan of over 70 years. It has a bright pink saddle and upperwings that contrast with the orange, rump, and underparts. The underwing is predominantly white with broad, irregular, black margins.

It has a dark eyebrow and a yellow-orange bill with a darker reddish-orange tip. Juveniles have dark horn-colored bills with dark tips, and a grey head and collar. They also have dark underwings. The features that identify it from other mollymawks are the dark eyestripe which gives it its name, a broad black edging to the white underside of its wings, white head and orange bill, tipped darker orange.

 They are similar to Grey-headed Albatrosses but the latter have wholly dark bills and more complete dark head markings.