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Victoria Memorial Hall was built in the memory of Queen Victoria of England. The building was conceptualised by Lord Curzon who was then Viceroy of India. This marble architecture was designed by Sir William Emerson. The design of the structure represents a fusion of British and Mughal architecture and was inaugurated in the year 1921.
The ruins of this temple of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu is situated 29 km from Srinagar in Kashmir. The Shrine of Awantipura has been erected amidst the lush green valleys of Jammu & Kashmir in India by Emperor Avantivarman who ruled over the Jammu & Kashmir region during the 9th Century AD. Archiologists have gathered artifacts from Indus river civilisation which indicate that Hinduism dates back to 7000 BC.
The homestead on the Somerset West wine estate Vergelegen, a typical Cape-Dutch home.
Looking towards the Hottentot-Holland mountains.
This oak was grown from one of the last acorns from the King Alfred Oak in the gardens of Blenheim Palace in England and was planted here in 1928.
This English oak was planted in the Vergelegen gardens between 1700 and 1706, when the then governor of the Cape, Willem Adriaan van der Stel, owned the property.
Another view of the homestead, this is the rear of the building.
One of the arches and gates closing off a private garden of the homestead.
View of the grounds, looking towards one of the outbuildings.
This lane of camphor trees, now classified a historical monument, was planted by Van der Stel during his occupancy of the estate in the early 1700s.
The Tea Horse trail is 1300 years old and was used as a trade route during Tang dynasty. Chinese traded tea for horses and it looks like they may have lost a lot of horses during the journey.
Great art school with traditions of more then 300 years. The same academy of art that rejected application of Adolf Hitler twice.
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