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1832
The Forbidden City
One of the most impressive monuments in the World!
Beijing, China
Beijing, China
Type : Palace
Now that's a Palace! During my 2 days stay in Beijing, I could only spare 3 hours to visit this incredible Palace. So it was a super quick visit of the Biggest remaining Palace in the world. If you want to enjoy this jewel correctly, you need at least a full day to visit it. So I will definitly come back! It's definitly a must do in a lifetime, and it is much better to visit it with a guide. During the visit, the guide proposed us to go to one of the side buildings inside the Palace where one of the last emperor's descendants draws chinese caligraphy. We checked afterwards on the net to see if it's true or a classical tourist tricks. Nevertheless, the caligraphy is beautiful and drans in front of you. The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. Built in 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 720,000 m2 (7,800,000 sq ft). The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. Legend of the Plan in the Pictures section: A. Meridian Gate B. Gate of Divine Might C. West Glorious Gate D. East Glorious Gate E. Corner towers F. Gate of Supreme Harmony G. Hall of Supreme Harmony H. Hall of Military Eminence J. Hall of Literary Glory K. Southern Three Places L. Palace of Heavenly Purity M. Imperial garden N. Hall of Mental Cultivation O. Palace of Tranquil Longevity For more info, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbidden_City
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One of the most refined French Palaces One of the most refined French Palaces One of the most refined French Palaces One of the most refined French Palaces One of the most refined French Palaces One of the most refined French Palaces
1833
Vaux le Vicomte
One of the most refined French Palaces
Maincy, France
Maincy, France
Type : Palace
One of my favourite visits around Paris. A must if you can spare a day outside of Paris. It's preferable to visit Vaux le Vicomte during spring or summer in order to enjoy the gardens and the night candle visits. Check out the websit to see when they organize fireworks and you'll spend a fantastic evening in the gardens. A magical Romantic evening especially if you invite your beloved to dine in the restaurant "Les Charmilles" situated in the gardens, facing the Chateau. The other restaurant situated at the entrance is a kind of fastfood and is not very charming. It's practical if you want to grab something quickly before the visit. It's very important to visit it when the weather is nice, at least not raining. - Candlelight evenings : Every Saturday from May 7th to October 8th from 8.00 pm to midnight (last admission at 11.00 pm). Possibility to enter in the estate before 8p.m. Fireworks will be shot on the first and 3rd saturday of the month (except on september 17th) around 10:30 p.m. ! About Vaux le Vicomte: The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a baroque French château located in Maincy, near Melun, 55 km southeast of Paris in the Seine-et-Marne département of France. It was built from 1658 to 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet, Marquis de Belle Île, Viscount of Melun and Vaux, the superintendent of finances of Louis XIV. The château was in many ways the most influential work built in Europe in the mid-17th century and the most elaborate and grand house built in France after the Château de Maisons. At Vaux-le-Vicomte, the architect Louis Le Vau, the landscape architect André le Nôtre, and the painter-decorator Charles Le Brun worked together on a large-scale project for the first time. Their collaboration marked the beginning of a new order: the magnificent manner that is associated with the "Louis XIV style" involving a system of collective work, which could be applied to the structure, its interiors and works of art and the creation of an entire landscape. The garden's use of a baroque axis that extends to infinity is an example of this style. For more information, you can visit the Chateau website as well as the Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaux-le-Vicomte Pictures Wikimedia (by Jebulon)
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