Secular Structure

Palace and Park of Fontainebleau - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Palace and Park of Fontainebleau

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Palace, Secular Structure Introduction to the Palace and Park of Fontainebleau One of the grandest and largest of all the French royal chateaus, the Palace of Fontainebleau and its accompanying park are situated about 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Paris in the north central region of France. The building of this magnificent structure began in the …

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Blayes - Fortifications of Vauban

Fortifications of Vauban

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Fortifications, Secular Structure Introduction to Fortifications of Vauban A collection of 12 groups of fortified buildings and other sites, located along the northern, eastern, and western borders of France, the Fortifications of Vauban are named for the military engineer who designed them. Sebastian Le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707) was considered the best designer of fortifications of …

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Jurisdiction of Saint Emilion

Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Agriculture, Secular Structure  Introduction to Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion Situated in an area devoted entirely to viticulture, the wine-growing Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion in the region of Aquitaine has been lauded for its historic vineyard landscape and its notable monuments and historic villages. Recognized as a fertile region by the early Romans, the grape-growing industry in Saint-Emilion intensified …

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Royal Exhibition Building Australia - Aerial View

Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens

Country: Australia | Type: Cultural | Theme: Education, Secular Structure Introduction to Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens The Royal Exhibition Building has been said to be the most beautiful building in Melbourne, Australia. The building and the accompanying Carlton Gardens were designed by the architect Joseph Reed for the great international exhibitions in Melbourne in the 1880s. The building is constructed from …

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Monticello and the University of Virginia

Monticello and the University of Virginia

Country: United States | Type: Cultural | Theme: Education, Secular Structure Introduction to Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, Monticello is the home that Thomas Jefferson designed for himself at the heart of the University of Virginia.  Thomas Jefferson is known for his writing of the Declaration of Independence and United States presidency, but he was also …

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independence hall

Independence Hall

Country: United States | Type: Cultural | Theme: Monument, Secular Structure  Introduction to Independence Hall A Georgian style building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Independence Hall has a relatively modest appearance considering its historical significance.  Two historic documents, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, were signed in Independence Hall.  Both documents helped to define and shape the concepts of democracy and freedom …

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statue of liberty

Statue of Liberty 

Country: United States | Type: Cultural | Theme: Secular Structure Introduction to the Statue of Liberty An iconic American landmark, the Statue of Liberty stands at the entrance to the New York Harbor and, for decades, has been a sign of welcome to immigrants entering the United States. It is known world-wide as a symbol of freedom and liberty. This impressive structure is comprised …

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