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. Montevideo has a rich architectural and cultural heritage, the latter including tango (tango (dance)) and candombe. According to Mercer Human Resource Consulting, in 2007 Montevideo provided the highest quality of life in Latin America. File:Pena


* Bakras Castle * The panoramic view of the city from the heights of the Habib-i Neccar Mountain With its rich architectural heritage, Antakya is a member of the Norwich-based European Association of Historic Towns and Regions The Roman bridge (thought to date from the era of Diocletian ) was destroyed in 1972 during the widening and channelling of the Orontes. File:Antioch

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and churches. With a few exceptions, the architecture is domestic rather than monumental, with well-tended courtyards and rich architectural details.

Wheeling, West Virginia

+west+virginia+history&ots _zqYpRdE0v&sig RxvZa02P2ur7jOzAqzbUtWLh4wE#v onepage&q wheeling%20suburb&f false John Alexander Williams, ''West Virginia, A History'' , American Association for State and Local History, p. 176 With industry, Wheeling reached its peak of population in 1930. The Great Depression, and later changes and restructuring in heavy industry following World War II, led to a loss of working-class jobs and population. Capitalizing on its rich

architectural heritage, Wheeling has worked to revive its main street and heritage tourism activities near the Ohio River. In addition, West Virginia has constructed fiber optics networks for advanced communication. Wheeling is becoming a center in health services and education as well. Geography Wheeling is located at (40.070348, -80.698604).

Safavid dynasty

empires, the Safavid (Safavid dynasty)s and the British Empire would also later dominate the region. The first separate brand within mosque designs startet appearing in Persia (Iran). The Persians (Persian people) had inherited a rich architectural legacy from the earlier Persian dynasties, and they started incorporating elements from earlier Parthian (Parthian Empire) and Sassanid (Sassanid Empire) palace-designs into their mosques, influenced by buildings such as the Palace


TV Tower or the Botanic Gardens * '''Lasnamäe''' - the most populous district of Tallinn holds over a quarter of its inhabitants in the large Communist-era blocks of flats, but apart from the airport it has little of interest to the tourists * '''Nõmme''' - formerly and independent town founded as a leisure summer residence, Nõmme remains green and sparsely inhabited, with rich architectural heritage and many private villas * '''Kristiine''' and '''Mustamäe''' are residential districts southwest of the centre. Climate WikiPedia:Tallinn Dmoz:Regional Europe Estonia Harjumaa Tallinn Commons:Category:Tallinn


. Montevideo has a rich architectural and cultural heritage, the latter including tango (tango (dance)) and candombe. According to Mercer Human Resource Consulting, in 2007 Montevideo provided the highest quality of life in Latin America. * Spain

cities have a rich architectural heritage and an impressive number of writers, artists, and musicians. Carnival and candombe are the most important examples of African influence by slaves, as well as Umbanda religious beliefs and practices. Guarani (Guarani people) traditions can be seen in the national drink, mate (Mate (beverage)). The folk and popular music of Uruguay shares with Argentina, not only its gaucho roots, but also the tango (Tango (dance)). -- Umbanda Brazil Yoruba (Yoruba Mythology) (mainly) Uruguay Syncretism. Mixed the Yoruba's (Yoruba Mythology) deities (Orishas) with the Bantu (Bantu people)'s veneration of ancestral spirits (Preto Velho), indigenous elements (Caboclos and Caciques), Allan Kardec's Spiritism and Catholicism (Roman Catholic Church). Founded in the early 20th century. -- * 132 Aethra is a M-type (M-type asteroid) main belt asteroid * Uruguay ranks #132 in world population (List of countries by population) * Sonnet 132 by William Shakespeare With a style that spurned the traditional Italian stereotype of ''Catenaccio'', in 1994 (1994 UEFA Champions League Final) Milan routed the favourites FC Barcelona 4–0 to win the UEFA Champions League, earning them a reputation of one of the great sides of the modern era. Although Milan lost the Serie A title in 1995—finishing a disappointing fourth—Capello signed off from his six-year stint with the ''Rossoneri'' by regaining the league championship the following year. He was replaced by Uruguayan coach Oscar Tabárez who was sacked after only a few games. Additionally, he keeps a close friendship with the Uruguayan football player Diego Forlán. They first met in Castelló (Castelló de la Plana) when the latter was playing for the nearby La Liga club Villarreal (Villarreal CF). Article from the Uruguayan newspaper ''El País''


usaweb paginas 55-00EN.shtml Lone U.S. Marine in British Cemetery honoured on U.S. Marine Corps birthday Culture Montevideo has a very rich architectural heritage and an impressive number of writers, artists, and musicians. Uruguayan tango is a unique form of dance that originated in the neighbourhoods of Montevideo towards the end of the 1800s. Tango (Tango music), candombe and murga are the three main styles of music in this city. The city is also the centre of the cinema of Uruguay, which includes commercial, documentary and experimental films. There are two movie theatre companies running seven cinemas, WikiPedia:Montevideo Dmoz:Regional South America Uruguay Localities Montevideo commons:Montevideo


, so if you cannot speak Uzbek, Russian would be your best bet. See Architecture Uzbekistan has preserved a rich architectural heritage. The construction of monumental buildings was seen as a matter of prestige, emphasizing the power of the ruling dynasty, leading families and higher clergy. The external appearance of towns was determined to a great extent by their fortifications. The walls were flanked at regular intervals by semicircular towers and the entrances to towns were marked by ''darwazas'' (gates). These gates usually had a high vault and a gallery for lookout and were flanked by two mighty towers. The doors were closed at night and in case of danger. Along the main streets were rows of shops, specialized in different goods, and many skilled craftsmen had their workshops in these stalls. The most important covered markets are called ''tag'', ''tim'' or ''bazaars'' (shopping passages( and ''charsu'' (crossroads, literally "four directions"). In big cities the ''ark'' (fortress) was the administrative center. It contained the emir's palace, chancellery, treausry, arsenal and the jail for high-ranking prisoners. The towns also had large public centres, consisting of a ''maydan'' (open square) surrounded by large buildings for civil or religious purposes. Religious buildings * The '''Friday Mosque (Masjid Al Jumu'ah)''' is located in the town. It had a spacious courtyard with a surrounding gallery and a ''maqsura'' (screened-off enclosure) in the main axis. A typical example is the ''Kalan Mosque'' at ''Bukhara''. * The '''Oratory Mosque (Namazgah)''' is situated outside of the town. Prayers at two important Muslim festivals were conducted in public. The worshippers gathered in an open space in front of the building where the ''minbar'' (imam's pulpit) stood. * The '''Neighbourhood Mosque''' was smaller in size and consisted of a covered hall with the ''mihrab'' and an exterior gallery with columns. They were built from donations of the inhabitants of the neighbourhood and are often richly decorated. An example of this type is the ''Baland (Boland) Mosque'' at ''Bukhara''. * The '''Madrasa''' is an institition for higher education of ''ulama'' (Islamic scholars). The madrasa has a courtyard with two or four aywand (arched portals) on the axes which were used as classrooms in the summer, a row of cells on one or two floors, ''darsakhanas'' (lecture rooms) in two or four corners and a mosque for daily prayer. The main facade has a high portal with two or four minaret-like towers at the corners of the building. Madrasas from the 16th and 17th cent. which have been preserved are ''Madar-Khan'', ''Abdullah Khan'', ''Kukeldash'', ''Nadir Divan Begi'' and ''Abdul Aziz Khan'' at ''Bukhara'', ''Shir-Dor'' and ''Tilla-Kari'' at ''Samarkand'', ''Kukeldash'' and ''Baraq Khan'' in ''Tashkent'', ''Said Ataliq'' at ''Denau'' and ''Mir Rajab Dotha'' at ''Kanibadam''. Madrasas built in the 18th and 19th cent. include ''Narbuta Bi'' at ''Kokand'', ''Qutlugh Murad Inaq'', ''Khojamberdybii'', ''Khoja Moharram'', ''Musa Tura'' and ''Allah-Quili Khan'' in ''Khiva''. * The '''Khanaqah''' was originally a guest house for travelling Sufis near the residence of their ''pir'' (spiritual masters). Under the Timurids they became meeting places of the followers of a Sufi order, attended by representatives of the ruling elite and often a ''zikr-khana'' (room for exposition and Sufi rites) was added. Examples of khanaqas from the 16th and 17th cent include ''Zaynuddin'', ''Fayzabad'', ''Bahaudin'' and ''Nadi Divan-Begi'' at ''Bukhara'', ''Mulla Mir'' near ''Ramitan'', ''Qasim Shaiykh'' at ''Karmana'' and ''Imam Bahra'' near ''Khatirchi''. * '''Memorial buildings''' were erected in the 14th and 15th cent for ''Temur'' and his family, e.g. ''Gur-Emir'' and ''Shah-i Zinda'' at Samarkand and at ''Shakrizabs''. In the 16th and 17th cent. fewer mausoleums were built. An example from this period is the ''Qafal Shashi Mausoleum'' in ''Tashkent''. Monumental buildings were often erected near holy tombs. At ''Bukhara'' a monumental kanaqah was built near the founder of the Naqshbandi order, ''Bahauddein'' and at ''Char Bakr'', the family necropolis of the powerful Juybari shaykhs. From the 16th cent. onwards mauseoleums for rulers were no longer built. The rulers were interred in madrasas, the ''Shaybanids'' of ''Samarkand'' in the ''Abu Said Mausoleum'' on the ''Registan'', ''Ubaydullah Khan'' from ''Bukhara'' in the ''Mir-i Arab Madrasa'' and ''Abdul Aziz Khan'' in the ''Abdul Aziz Madrasa''. Civic architecture * '''Market buildings (Charsu, Tim, Taq)''' form the very heart of an oriental town. The ''charsu'' is a building covered by a central dome, standing at the crossroads, surrounded by shops and workshops covered by small domes. The ''tim'' is a trading passage and the ''taq'' a domed building on a smaller scale built at the intersection of major streets. At ''Bukhara'' the ''Taq-i Zargaran (Goldsmiths' Dome)'' has an octagonal central space covered by a dome set on 32 intersecting arches. Shops and workshops around the central space are toppes by small domes. * '''Caravanserais''' played an important role along the trade routes. According to the traditional plan a caravanserai is a rectangular building with a large courtyard, galleries for animals and baggage, lodgings for the travellers and a mosque. The outer walls were high and thick, the entrance was well guarded and at the corners there were towers for defense. The best exampla is at ''Rabat al-Malik''. A small number of caravanserais have survived, party in ruins, e.g. the caravanserai near the ''Qaraul Bazar'' on the road from ''Bukhara'' to ''Karshi'', the ''Abdullah Khan caravanserai'' on the road from ''Karshi'' to ''Termez''. * '''Bathhouses''' from the 16th and 17th cent. have been preserved at ''Samarkand'', ''Sahrh-i Sabz'', ''Bukhara'' and ''Tashkent''. They are heated by a system of channels under the floor, distributing the heat uniformly through the whole building. Some of them have rooms for disrobing, hot and cold rooms, a massage room or a water closet. Bathhouses are covered with domes which give them their characteristic external appearance. Architectural Ensembles * The '''Pay-i Kalan (Pedestal of the Great''' at ''Bukhara'', * The '''Kosh Madrasa''' at ''Bukhara'', * The '''Lab-i Hauz''' at ''Bukhara'', * The '''Registan''' at ''Samarkand'' * The '''Char-Bakr Complex''' at Sumitan, outside of ''Bukhara'' Nature Reserves * Commons:Category:Uzbekistan WikiPedia:Uzbekistan Dmoz:Regional Asia Uzbekistan


On 22 October 2009 she arrived at Liverpool for a six-day visit and moored at the cruise liner terminal at Princes Dock (Princes Dock#Cruise liner terminal). There was a fly past along The River

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