The Pardo Palace The Pardo Palace is one of the residence of the Spanish Royal Family. It’s main use now is the use to host other country’s Royal Members whenever they’re visiting Spain. We can find it in the Royal Place of ‘’El Pardo’’, which belongs to Madrid’s area. It was built in the sixteenth century from a primitive building of the fifteenth century designed by Luis de Vega, the architect. Its current aspect corresponds to the reforms and extensions undertaken in the eighteenth century, at the request of King Carlos third, in which the architect Francesco Sabatini participated. A part of its architecture values, the palace highlights its interior decoration, representative of different times and styles. …show more content…
Sabatini built, to the east, a new building identical to the old palace and coalesced both through a pavilion that would house the lobby on the ground floor and the antechambers and dining room of the King on the first floor. The central courtyard of the new building was named "Patio de los Borbones", in opposition to the "Patio de los Austrias" of the old palace. To unify the whole, the red brick facade of the Habsburgs era was plastered and painted cream. The Pardo then acquired an appearance more similar to that of a French articulated through pavilions and with roofs in a Mansard style. Although Carlos Fourth hardly used the palace, he was responsible for entrusting Juan de Villanueva with the restoration, from 1806 to 1809, of the Royal Chapel and the House of Crafts, damaged by a fire. Ferdinand VII refurbished the palace, in this case with furniture and clear empire inspiration. He was the last monarch who habituated him regularly and he also owes the systematization of the garden and the construction of the small bridge that connects the royal apartments around the Patio de los Austrias with the …show more content…
Also, the lunchroom of Carlos Third became his personal office. In the famous reforms he made, we can highlight the introduction of the Mora Army as his personal guard. Life in the palace was very complicated, people think living in a palace is a luxury and a place where you can just avoid everyday problems. However, this is not true at all, my grandfather had a very hard childhood in the palace, with constant guards, armed, walking around the place and no time to see his family in privacy. Related with the architecture, the place was very cold and every single object of furniture had a massive value, so my grandfather and granduncles had to be very careful walking around the place. Their rooms were massive, they were very uncomfortable and It took nearly 5 minutes to walk from their rooms to the nearest kitchen. Also, there were no elevators, which made walking upstairs a pain. However, despite all the inconvenient of living in a palace, they are proud of being part of history and all what that
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Life in the Dominican during the dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina was as bad as one can expect a dictatorial reign to be, it sucked major ass. Junot Díaz, in his book The Brief and Wondrous life of Oscar Wao, he describes this type of life in the Dominican from the perspective of a boy named Oscar and his upbringing in the Dominican. Diaz also shares different perspectives and upbringings from Oscars family members like his sister, mother, and grandfather during Trujillo’s rule. Instead of presenting a length description of the Trujillo’s dictatorship and the events that transpired during his rule, Díaz tells a story of a family and their experiences in the Dominican to give a sense of how his rule effected people’s daily lives
In 1952 his brother, Hector Bienvenido Trujillo Molina, acted as Rafael’s puppet. He still had complete power over the country some way or another. He continued to rule by force until his death. Before he became a dictator, he had someone rewrite his family history. His true background remains unknown.
This building was designed by Thomas Jefferson himself and is often called an “architectural masterpiece”. He started construction in 1769 with only the knowledge he had learned through books, but was inspired by Renaissance and Neoclassical works of architecture during his time as American Commissioner to France. Jefferson used his architectural prowess and his inventive mind to create this building and fill it with his inventions like hideaway beds, dumbwaiters,and swivel chairs("Monticello"). These two creations serve as examples that Thomas Jefferson
During World War II, the United States discovered that the energy of the atom could be used in a new form of bomb. However, the Germans also discovered this, meaning that it would be a race to actually complete the weapon. The U.S. knew it needed to act fast and so three facilities were created for the development of the weapon in Washington, New Mexico, and Tennessee. The plants in Tennessee were based in almost the middle of nowhere.
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The subsidiary of the Hermes Group, La Peninsular, and the subsidiary of Higa, Concretos y Obra Civil del Pacífico, participate in the work of the Baroque International Museum of Puebla, with a value of 7 thousand 280 million pesos. According to Monreal Ávila, the construction will be paid in 23 years, with monthly payments of 22.4 million pesos. The work was offered under the plan of Projects for the Provision of Services, which allows contracting private companies for "the construction of public works affecting the public treasury for decades. The project was authorized by Banobras in 8 days, it was requested on June 20 and it was approved on June 28, 2012, a record time," he said. (Los 10 escandalos de corrupción más sonados en México
The architects for this extravagant Florida home are Marion Sims Wyeth and later Joseph Urban, with construction lasting only three years, from 1924 - 1927. Jefferson’s Monticello has an interesting history behind it. Jefferson was rather unimpressed with our nation’s architecture, as we see he vocalized often, putting down the architecture of Williamsburg as well as the structures across Virginia. They were not elegant, and often times copied that of England.
All roofs have flowing lines and elegant cornices, each corner of the roof has a number of statues, depending on how many people live there or, depending on the destination, only the number 9 is not touch, as is the number of the Emperor but the main problem figurines represent the evolution of the nails or something similar to the stability of the cornice in windy weather. The architect came up with a universal form, on the one hand to create a mythical atmosphere, on the other practicality and functionality, it is their practical role in ancient Chinese architecture. ( Beijing Attraction – Forbidden City – Beijing Palace Museum. Tai Yan Zhang .2012) Now let 's look at the structure and aesthetic qualities of forms of the Forbidden City,individually.
Most buildings were completed before World War I, with involvement by French administrators and Thai designers and architects. French influence can be seen in the formal gardens which enhance the palace, and there are some European-style buildings on the grounds. Now Royal Palace is a home to His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Sihamoni, King of Cambodia. The pagoda was originally constructed of wood in 1892 during the rule of King Norodom, who was apparently inspired by Bangkok’s Wat Phra Keo, and was rebuilt in 1962.
While art varies in many ways, one can also easily identify many similarities between cultures. These similarities and differences have been seen and identified throughout history as art has continued to evolve. Architecture is no different, meaning although two grand structures were built on different sides of the world, similarities can be drawn between them. These similarities are consist of symbolism, architecture, and materials used in the structures. For example, the Hagia Sophia and Charlemagne’s Chapel both share similarities and differences through their histories and the architecture and decorations that make these structures so grand.
Although Juan Carlo had Arias as Prime Minister; he did not let Arias political beliefs of dictatorship influence his actions, therefore demonstrating his integrity and self-discipline. Nevertheless, Juan Carlos was put in a predicament where he had to endure an immense amount of stress due to the battle between the left and the right, and having to cope with Arias. Despite this expressive stress Juan Carlos commitment to democracy did not stop him in pursuing his purpose of reaching government reform. In fact he worked harder towards his purpose; for instance, he put a great amount of time in establishing loyalty with armed forces; as well as traveling to different parts of Spain to demonstrate his loyalty towards democratization (Preston 354).