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in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. His father was a failed businessman and womanizer who married his mother for her dowry. Although a brilliant student, Pierre failed his final exam at the École Libre des Sciences Politiques. Wounded three times, his experience as a soldier during World War I had a deep influence on him and marked him for the rest of his life. The history of the Beaupre family can be accurately traced to about AD 1045 to 1050. Ancestors of this family may well have

Dominican Republic

; Architecture thumb right National palace in Santo Domingo (File:National Palace Dominican Republic.jpg) The architecture in the Dominican Republic represents a complex blend of diverse cultures. The deep influence of the European colonists is the most evident throughout the country. Characterized by ornate designs and baroque (baroque architecture) structures, the style can best be seen in the capital city of Santo Domingo, which is home to the first cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress in all of the Americas, located in the city's Colonial Zone (Ciudad Colonial (Santo Domingo)), an area declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Colonial City of Santo Domingo – UNESCO World Heritage Centre UNESCO around the World República Dominicana The designs carry over into the villas and buildings throughout the country. It can also be observed on buildings that contain stucco exteriors, arched doors and windows, and red tiled roofs. thumb left A house made with straw (File:USMC, 1922, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 20 of 26 (6227519514).jpg), locally known as 'bohío'; the ''bohíos'' were a legacy of the native Taínos (''circa'' 1922) The indigenous peoples of the Dominican Republic have also had a significant influence on the architecture of the country. The Taíno people relied heavily on the mahogany and guano (dried palm tree leaf) to put together crafts, artwork, furniture, and houses. Utilizing mud, thatched roofs, and mahogany trees give buildings and the furniture inside a natural look, seamlessly blending in with the island’s surroundings. Lately, with the rise in tourism and increasing popularity as a Caribbean vacation destination, architects in the Dominican Republic have now began to incorporate cutting-edge designs that emphasized luxury. In many ways an architectural playground, villas and hotels implemented new styles, while still offering new takes on the old. This new style, though diverse, is characterized by simplified, angular corners, and large windows that blend outdoor and indoor spaces. As with the culture as a whole, contemporary architects embrace the Dominican Republic’s rich history and various cultures to create something new. Surveying modern villas, one can find any combination of the three major styles: a villa may contain angular, modernist building construction, Spanish Colonial-style arched windows, and a traditional Taino hammock in the bedroom balcony. Cuisine WikiPedia:Dominican Republic Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic commons:República Dominicana

Mexico City

and current Senator. In 2005 she was nominated by the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) as the State of México (Mexico (state)) governor candidate (México state election, 2005). She lost to Enrique Peña Nieto of the PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party). - Mexico City align center MEX align center MMMX Mexico City International Airport align center - ''Mantra'', a portrait of Mexico City ca. 2000, reveals a deep influence of Science


people (United States) Métis . Three months later, the two became blood brothers. Hall had a deep influence on Spanbauer that directly led to the writing of ''The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon'':


in architecture at Cornell University, where his senior thesis for a new civic center for Philadelphia included an urban park at the position where Philadelphia's famous LOVE Park was later built. After college, while traveling the world on a small inheritance, Bacon found work as an architect in Shanghai, China (Peoples Republic of China), a city that exerted a deep influence on his thinking, and Philadelphia. After a year in China, he returned to Philadelphia where he worked for architect


that exerted a deep influence on his thinking, and Philadelphia. After a year in China, he returned to Philadelphia where he worked for architect William Pope Barney. Bacon continued to assert his vision for Philadelphia's future actively in his later years. During the 1990s he proposed new concepts to improve Independence Mall, Penn's Landing, and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. In 2002 at age 92, he skateboarded in LOVE Park, the plaza he founded and designed at Cornell in 1932, as a protest


he was four years old, during the second war of Schleswig in 1864, Jensen watched the Prussians invade his town, and burn his family's farm buildings. This invasion, which annexed the land into Prussia, left a deep influence on how Jensen viewed the world of man. He attended the Tune Agricultural School in Jutland, afterwards undertaking mandatory service in the Prussian Army. During these three years he sketched parks in the English and French character in Berlin and other

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