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Aiud

main churches, because it is located right in the Aiud Citadel, and is medieval in architecture style, being the oldest church in Aiud. Monasteries The most famous monastery in Aiud is the Râmeț monastery, which was built in the 15th century. Its architecture is classically Romanian, resembling the painted monasteries of Moldavia such as Voronet. In the monastery there is also a museum. In addition to Râmeț monastery, there are also monasteries at Magina and Cicau. Historical Colleges The Bethlen Gabor College, with 1011 students today and a rich history, is Aiud's most important educational institution. The college, named after Gabriel Bethlen, Prince of Transylvania (Principality of Transylvania (1570–1711)) (1613–1629), was founded in 1622 in Alba-Iulia, the capital city of Alba County, and it was then moved to Aiud. Later on, it was also moved to Cluj-Napoca for a short time. Today, the institution is located in a 19th-century historical building, and it is also home to an important library. Natural Attractions As well as rich culture, Aiud is also littered with wonderful scenic tourist attractions in terms of the environment (natural environment). There are also many activities available throughout the year, especially in fishing and hunting. This provides a strong base for ecotourism in the area, as there are beautiful forests, hills and mountains and fresh air. Accessibility and Transport Aiud is easily accessible from all parts of Romania due to its position in the centre of the country and its road network. The city is located on the national road running from Bucharest to Oradea and then crossing the Hungarian border to Budapest. Therefore, most public coach services running between Budapest and Bucharest via Oradea stop at Aiud. Railways Aiud is an important railway hub and is served frequently by CFR (Caile Ferate Române) national trains. It is located on the main line from Oradea to Bucharest via Cluj-Napoca. Consequently, there are 46 trains passing daily through Aiud (with very frequent connections to main cities), to and from the following main cities: * Cluj-Napoca - 18 trains daily * Alba Iulia - 10 trains daily * Braşov, Sighişoara and Ploieşti - 5 trains daily * Bucharest, Deva (Deva, Romania), Târgu Mureş and Timişoara - 4 trains daily * Sibiu - 3 trains daily * Oradea, Huedin, Arad (Arad, Romania), Satu Mare, Constanţa, Mangalia, Suceava, Iaşi - 2 trains daily * Craiova and Sighetu Marmaţiei - 1 train daily ''NOTE: The number of trains daily indicates trains in both directions. For example, to Cluj-Napoca there are 18 trains daily, meaning there are 18 trains TO Cluj-Napoca and 18 trains FROM Cluj-Napoca (a total of 36 services).'' Health In Aiud municipality, there is a new hospital built in 1993. It has 318 beds and 15 sections. There are also radiology services, 24-hour emergency services and a large ambulance station, making the hospital one of the better-equipped in the region. Nearby, there is also a medical centre with 14 specialised cabinets. There is also a tuberculosis sanatory in Aiud, and it is situated in the southeast of the city. This hospital was built in 1914 and currently has 220 beds. References Wikipedia:Aiud Commons:Aiud


Aktau

Entrance to the city On September 11, 2007, President Nursultan Nazarbayev started the ''Aktau city'' project in order to develop tourism and attract investment. New city project Khabar news agency A totally new city was to have been built to the north-west of the current city with 4 million sq. meters of residential and business buildings to be constructed. The architecture style was to have been derived from UAE's construction experience under the patronage of Sheikh Abdullah ibn Zaid Al Nahayan. In August 2013, nevertheless, the project was called off. http: www.lada.kz aktau_news society 10772-aydarbaev-aktau-siti-ne-budet.html Twin towns and sister cities wikipedia:Aktau Commons:Category:Aktau


Santa Fe de Nuevo México

, used the adobe technique, which gave the edifice a striking look of bold austerity. Centuries later the Pueblo Revival Style architecture style developed in the region. The Mission San Xavier del Bac near Tucson, Arizona, has Churrigueresque detailing from southern examples in New Spain. Its facade is framed by two massive towers and the entrance is flanked by estipites. - New Mexico NM align center 1912 Santa Fe (Santa Fe, New Mexico) align center 1610 align right 37.3 align center No align right 75,764 align right 183,732 Santa Fe is the longest serving capital in the United States. El Paso del Norte (Ciudad Juárez#History) served as the capital of the Santa Fe de Nuevo México colony-in-exile during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680–1692. Santa Fe has the highest elevation of any state capital. Albuquerque (Albuquerque, New Mexico) is the state's largest city. - - El Paso del Norte (now Ciudad Juárez CHH) (Ciudad Juárez#History) 1680 Capital of the Spanish (Spain) Virreinato de la Nueva España (Viceroyalty of New Spain) colony-in-exile of Santa Fe de Nuevo México (Pueblo Revolt 1680–1692). - The trail led northward from central Spanish colonial New Spain, present-day Mexico, to the farthest reaches of the viceroyalty in northern Nuevo México Province (Santa Fe de Nuevo México). The route later became El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. On 18 August 1824, the General Colonization Law was issued to populate the Northern Territories of (Alta California, Nuevo México (Santa Fe de Nuevo México) and the north side of the state of Coahuila y Texas). The decree left the administration of public lands in the hands of the states. On 24 March 1825, the congress passed a law to open the doors to foreign colonization fully; the law gave the settlers land privileges and exemption from taxes for ten years. The expedition was unofficially initiated by the then President of Texas, Mirabeau B. Lamar, in an attempt to gain control over the lucrative Santa Fe Trail and further develop the trade links between Texas and New Mexico. Lamar had already started courting the New Mexicans, sending out a commissioner in 1840, and many Texans thought that they might be favorable to the idea of joining the Republic of Texas. The Palace originally served as the seat of government of the Spanish colony of Nuevo Mexico (Santa Fe de Nuevo México), which at one time comprised the present-day states of Texas, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, California, and New Mexico. After the Mexican War of Independence, the Mexican province of Santa Fe de Nuevo México was administered from the Palace of the Governors. When New Mexico was annexed as a U.S. territory, the Palace became New Mexico's first territorial capitol. Before founding Originally, the present-day area of El Paso was under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Mexico (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico) which was established on September 2, 1530 by Pope Clement VII and included all of the territory of New Spain. On July 13, 1548 Pope Paul III erected the Diocese of Guadalajara (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guadalajara) which included the northern frontier of New Spain. In 1620 Pope Paul V established the Diocese of Durango (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Durango) which encompassed all of the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya (Nueva Vizcaya, New Spain) and Santa Fe de Nuevo México. In El Paso's present-day Mission Valley (Mission Valley El Paso), Spanish missionaries (Spanish missions in Texas) established Mission Corpus Christi de la Isleta del Sur (Ysleta Mission) in 1682 and Mission Nuestra Señora de la Limpia Concepción de Los Piros de Socorro del Sur (Socorro Mission) in 1682. In the 1770s the Presidio Chapel (San Elizario, Texas#San Elizario Chapel) of San Elizario was established. These mission churches function to this day as parishes of the diocese. As a result of the Mexican-American War (1846–1848), the region became part of the United States splitting from the Diocese of Durango and on July 23, 1850 the Vicariate Apostolic of New Mexico was established which on July 29, 1853 became the Diocese of Santa Fe (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe) under Bishop John Baptist Lamy, encompassing West Texas and New Mexico Territory, which at the time included the present-day states of New Mexico and Arizona. San José de Concordia el Alto was erected in 1859 on the site of the present Concordia Cemetery. It was the nearest Catholic church for El Paso residents at the time. There was no Catholic church in El Paso proper before 1881. Often Catholics from El Paso boarded a hand-pulled ferry to attend mass (Mass (liturgy)) at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Juárez (Ciudad Juárez). The Handbook of Texas Online http: www.tshaonline.org handbook online articles EE ice1.html


Stanstead, Quebec

in the federal parliament in 1878. The building was built in 1906-1909. The five-storey building was built by Pearson and Darling in the neoclassical architecture style with distinctive Corinthian order Corinthian


Ouarzazate

content 10-room hotel in Skoura, about 40 km from Ouarzazate. Expensive, but distinctive in every element: architecture, style, service, and food. They also have villas. * Wikipedia:Ouarzazate Commons:Category:Ouarzazate


Surakarta

are also found in the Javanese community. The Javanese Tengger tribe (Tenggerese) is still practicing Hinduism till today. Another common feature in Javanese building is ''pendopo'', a pavilion with open-side and four large pillars. The pillars and other part of the buildings can be richly carved (wood carving). This architecture style can


Kuta

November 2012 In 2011, a two-meter white sandstone fence, built in a Balinese architecture style, was built along the road to block the sand from blowing to the cafes and restaurants. The project costed Rp.4 billion ($0.47 million). Some tourists dislike it as it is considered blocking the beach view, while some others believe the wall helps dampen the sounds from the congested traffic street. http: www.thejakartapost.com news 2011 08 03 kuta-wall-‘ruins-beach-view


Bandung

office of West Java provincial government and West Java's house of representative. The modern and native architectural blending was followed by several Dutch architects that have shaped the city landmarks. In the 1930s, Bandung was known also as the city of architecture laboratory because of the many Dutch architects who experimented with new architectural designs. Albert Aalbers added the expressionist architecture style to the Art Deco by designing the DENIS bank (1936) and renovated the Savoy Homann Hotel (1939). C.P.W. Schoemaker (Wolff Schoemaker) was one of architects who strongly added native elements in his artworks, including the Villa Isola (1932), Hotel Preanger (1929), the regional military headquarter (1918), Gedung Merdeka (1921) and ITB Rectorate Building (1925). Culture Bandung is considered a major & significant cultural hub in Indonesia. Most people in the surrounding province of West Java are Sundanese (Sundanese people). Sundanese language is spoken as the first language and is commonly used as informal language for communication in streets, school, campus, work and markets, while Indonesian (Indonesian language)—Indonesia's national language and a lingua franca among its many ethnic units—is used as a second language and the language of government, businesses, and instruction at schools. Tourism thumb upright Denim (File:Denim store, Cihampelas Street, Bandung.jpg) store, Cihampelas Street Bandung is a popular weekend destination of residents of Jakarta. The cooler climate of the highland plantation area, the varieties of food, the cheaper fashion shops located in factory outlets and distros, golf courses, and the zoo (Bandung Zoo), are some of the attractions of the city. Java Experience http: travel.ciao.co.uk Java_Experience_5297272_5 Bandung is also a popular shopping destination for the good value of its textile and fashion products among Malaysians (Malaysian people) and Singaporeans (Singaporean people). Malaysians flock to Bandung to shop In the 1990s, local designers opened denim clothing stores along Cihampelas Street which transformed into a "jeans street". The city attracts people from other big cities to buy local fashion wares, as they are cheaper than branded items. Asia Travel http: www.asiatravel.com bandinfo.html Beside at Cihampelas Street, many factory outlets also opened at Riau Street, Setiabudi Street, and Djuanda Street (known as Dago (Dago, Indonesia)). Textile factories on the outskirts of Bandung have opened factory outlets on site selling what is marketed as ''sisa export'' (rejected or over-produced export quality items). The Lively Pulse of Bandung http: www.thingsasian.com goto_article article.2543.html Bandung Supermal, Bandung Indah Plaza, Ciwalk Commons:Category:Bandung Wikipedia:Bandung


Minsk

; The construction of the castle began at the end of the 15th century, in the Gothic architecture style. Building of the castle was completed by Duke Ilinich in the early 16th century near village Mir (formerly of Minsk guberniya). Around 1568 the Mir Castle passed into the hands of Mikołaj Krzysztof "the Orphan" Radziwiłł, who finished building the castle in the Renaissance style (Renaissance architecture). A three-storey palace was built along the eastern and northern walls of the castle. Plastered facades were decorated with limestone portals, plates, balconies and porches. - style "text-align:right;" 1 February 1985 WikiPedia:Minsk Dmoz:Regional Europe Belarus Localities Minsk Commons:Category:Minsk


Tianjin

. Colourful architecture style range from the Renaissance, Greek, Gothic, Romantic, Eclectic, and Carson, which constitute a true fun of art. The second part is the residential area, with the first small Western-style residential area for foreign people who opened up concessions, whose residence next to the office area, close to Jiefang Road, around the former Italian concession in the east of Marco Polo Plaza. In the 20th century, due to the current situation, Tianjin's position in China had become

with a history of 80 years is a famous residence combined both Chinese and European architecture style. It is now one of the heritage sites under city protection and the important historic architecture under the special protection area of Tianjin. Built in 1921, Jingyuan Garden, also named Qianyuan Garden, was the private residence of Lu Zongyu, minister-counselor to Japan appointed by the Northern Warlords’ Government. Later it was named by Puyi, the last emperor of the Qing Dynasty on July 1929 when he settled here with his wives. “Jing” means stillness in English and the Garden was named by the emperor who tried to strengthen himself with noble spirit by living in a peaceful environment. Jingyuan Garden with an area of 3360 square meters consists of three sets of courtyards, the front yard, the back yard and the side yard. The main building is a two-storied Spanish architecture. The first floor serves as a living room, a dining room, guest rooms and a kitchen, while the second floor as bedrooms, a library and a chamber. The exterior walls and balconies with projecting brims were used to add more room to the building. In front of the garden will be built a garden, in which enormous poplars, pagoda trees and cloves are planted and some ponds and pavilions are constructed. Besides, a reception office, a kitchen, a garage and a tennis court will be built on the northeast side of the garden. Jingyuan Garden integrates different architecture styles, such as Japanese and Spanish. The structure and material of gates are of typical Japanese style, simple and plain, while the low pitched roof and the detailed decoration are of obvious Spanish architecture style. The garden is now displayed following its original arrangements of furniture and adornments. And there also exhibit some paper materials and photos related with the daily life and political life of Pu Yi, the last emperor. * Commons:Category:Tianjin WikiPedia:Tianjin Dmoz:Regional Asia China Tianjin


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