2014. szeptember 29., hétfő

Schönbrunn Palace Park, Austria


Schönbrunn Palace is a formerimperial 1,441-room Rococo summer residence in modern Vienna, Austria. One of the most important cultural monuments in the country, since the 1960s it has been one of the major tourist attractions in Vienna. The palace and gardens illustrate the tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs

Imperial view of Vienna The Gloriette was built in 1775, 100 meters long and 19 meters high. The works currently housed in a café in Vienna's wonderful to enjoy paorámájában shoppers. Sunday morning, live music, from classical to jazz.

The sculpted garden space between the palace and the Sun Fountain is called the Great Parterre. The French garden, a big part of the area, was planned by Jean Trehet, a disciple of André Le Nôtre, in 1695. It contains, among other things, a maze.

The interiors are not only provided for the placement of the imperial family, but also acted as representative purposes, countless ceremony, the event had to symbolize and enhance the prestige of the monarchy. The interior design combines styles from the Baroque and the Rococo, and Biedermeier, which form a harmonious ensemble.

The first floor of the west wing can be found in the imperial couple (Franz Joseph I and Empress Elisabeth) suites. The eastern part of Maria Theresa Billet and called. Charles Francis suites are housed in which the emperor's parents, Archduke Franz Karl and Archduchess Sophie lived their daily lives.


The palace is one of the most spectacular rooms of hundreds of local families of the imperial family apartments in the castle are open to the public.

Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps

Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps is a series of prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlements in and around the Alpsbuilt from around 5000 to 500 B.C. on the edges of lakes, rivers or wetlands. 111 sites, located in Austria (5 sites), France (11),Germany (18), Italy (19), Slovenia (2), and Switzerland (56), were added to UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2011. In Slovenia, this is the first cultural world heritage site.

Excavations, only conducted in some of the sites, have yielded evidence that provides insight into life in prehistoric times during the Neolithic and Bronze Age in Alpine Europe and the way communities interacted with their environment. As the nomination stated, the settlements are a unique group of exceptionally well-preserved and culturally rich archaeological sites, which constitute one of the most important sources for the study of early agrarian societies in the region.

Contrary to popular belief, the houses were not erected over water, but on nearby marshy land. They were set on piles to protect against occasional flooding. Because the lakes have grown in size over time, many of the original piles are now under water, giving modern observers the false impression that they always had been. 

2014. szeptember 24., szerda

Rupert Charles Wulsten Bunny (1864-1947) Australia Lady Sewing C.1906

Lady Sewing C.1906
Oil on canvas, 59 x 72.5 cm
Australian and International Fine Art; Selected Works from the Estate of Paddy Bedford; Aboriginal Art, Bonhams, Sydney.

Kossuth Lajos

Lajos Kossuth de Udvard et Kossuthfalva (19 September 1802 – 20 March 1894) was a Hungarian lawyer, journalist, politician and Regent-President of the Kingdom of Hungaryduring the revolution of 1848–49. He was widely honored during his lifetime, including in the United Kingdom and the United States, as a freedom fighter and bellwether of democracy in Europe. Kossuth's bronze bust can be found in the United States Capitol with the inscription: "Father of Hungarian Democracy, Hungarian Statesman, Freedom Fighter, 1848–1849".

Udvardi és kossuthfalvi Kossuth Lajos (Monok, 1802. szeptember 19. – Torino, 1894. március 20.) magyar államférfi, a Batthyány-kormány pénzügyminisztere, a Honvédelmi Bizottmány elnöke, Magyarország kormányzó-elnöke. A nemzeti függetlenségért, a rendi kiváltságok felszámolásáért s a polgári szabadságjogok biztosításáért vívott 19. századi küzdelem egyik legnagyobb alakja, a magyar szabadságharc szellemi vezére. Máig egyike azoknak, akik a magyar nép emlékezetében leginkább megtestesítik az 1848–1849-es forradalmat és szabadságharcot, Széchenyivel és Petőfivel együtt.
No foreign politician has been one
of the statues in the corridors
of the Capitol, and this Lajos Kossuth.

Bratislava Castle from the South East

Bratislava Castle  is the main castle of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. The massive rectangular building with four corner towers stands on an isolated rocky hill of the Little Carpathians directly above the Danube river in the middle of Bratislava. Because of its size and location, it has been a dominant feature of the city for centuries.
The location provides excellent views of Bratislava, Austria and, in clear weather, parts of Hungary. Many legends are connected with the history of the castle.

2014. szeptember 21., vasárnap

Chateau de Chenonceau, France, Loire

The Château de Chenonceau is a French château spanning the River Cher, near the small village of Chenonceaux in the Indre-et-Loire département of the Loire Valley in France. It is one of the most well-known châteaux of the Loire valley.
The current château was built in 1514–1522 on the foundations of an old mill and was later extended to span the river. The bridge over the river was built (1556-1559) to designs by the French Renaissance architect Philibert de l'Orme, and the gallery on the bridge (1570–1576) to designs by Jean Bullant.
Aerial view of the château and its gardens
View from the northeast showing the chapel and the library

2014. szeptember 19., péntek

The Hill Fortress of Gwalior

Gwalior Fort is an 8th-century hill fort near Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, central India. The fort consists of a defensive structure and two main palaces, Gurjari Mahal and Man Mandir, built by Man Singh Tomar. The fort has been controlled by a number of different rulers over time. The Gurjari Mahal palace was built for Queen Mrignayani. It is now an archaeological museum. 

Kolkata - Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Thanthania Kalibari is a Kali temple in Kolkata. The deity in the temple is known as Siddheshwari. On the occasion of Kali Puja, devotees gather at the temple for worship.
The Thanthania Kalibari was founded by Shankar Ghosh in 1803, a mentioned in the temple building itself. However, according a different tradition it was built in 1703. The image of the presiding deity Siddheshwari is made of clay and it is replaced every year by a new one. Tuesdays and Saturdays are considered auspicious for a visit to the temple.

Kolkata - Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Jaipur India Amber Fort

2014. szeptember 10., szerda

In Lithuania, Trakai Island Castle rests on the edge of Lake Galve, where it is surrounded by crystal blue waters.

Odhner antique mechanical calculator

Antique earthenware basin

Joan Geraldine Bennett

Joan Geraldine Bennett (February 27, 1910 – December 7, 1990) was an American stage, film and television actress. Besides acting on the stage, Bennett appeared in more than 70 motion pictures from the era of silent movies well into the sound era. She is possibly best-remembered for her film noir femme fatale roles in director Fritz Lang's movies such as The Woman in the Window (1944) andScarlet Street (1945).

Disraeli (1929)
Bulldog Drummond (1929)
Three live ghost (Three Live Ghosts) (1929)
Moby Dick (1930)
The doctor's wives (Doctors' Wives) (1931)
Listen Money (Hush Money) (1931)
Little Women (1933)
Mississippi (1935)
Big brown eyes (Big Brown Eyes) (1936)
I met with Love (1938)
The vasálarcos (1939)
The Green Hell (1940)
Son of Monte Cristo (1940)
Man Hunt (1941)
The double bedroom (twin beds) (1942)
Woman Behind the Window (1944, 1996)
Red Street (1945)
The Macomber Affair (1947)
Secret beyond the door (1947)
Empty Victory (1948)
Reckless moment (1949)
Father of the bride (1950)
Dad's favorite (1951)
We are not angels (1955)
The Ford Television Theatre (1955-1956)
Dark Shadows (1966-1971)
Sighs (1977)

retro car