Art and Architecture, mainly

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Country:Australia
State/Province:Victoria
Location:Melbourne

The fine arts, decorative arts and architecture of Europe, North America and Australia, 1650-1933.



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Square dancing teams, c1950  CaliforniaAmericans loved square dancing in the 1930s which grew out of trad­itional folk dance in the American West and out of folk dances in Scotland. American servicemen took the dance back to the UK la...

Belsize Fire Station Individual sleeping spaces for fire fighters below groundAfter London’s Great Fire 1666, insurance emerged. Families and busin­es­ses paid a fee to an insurance company to insure their pro­p­erty. The first compan...

one tower of Brooklyn Bridge under construction,1875photo: Amazing Photos of the Brooklyn Bridge Emily Warren (1843-1903) was born in New York to Sylvanus Warren, a New York State assemblyman and his wife Phebe. Teenage Emily moved intersta...

Strahan Visitor Centre, front of the wharf and Huon Pine Sawmill behindHells Gates and Cape Sorell Light­house The area around Macquarie Harbour in SW Tasmania was home to the Too­gee Aboriginal people for thousands of year...

The Library: A World History, 2013by James Campbell and Will PryceThis book was not selected by my readers, but I enjoyed itFrom fast-paced spy thrillers and moving family sagas to dramatic historical imaginings, BBC History Magazine (Dec 2020) asked...

Belarus and its 5 neighbouring countriesI knew the history of Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Russia very well, from school, university and family. But I knew precious lit­t­le about Belarus (pop 9.5m). So thank you Andrew Wilson. In 862 the Slavic...

Frick home in Pittsburghlater the Frick Art & Historical CentreHenry Clay Frick (1849-1919) was born to comfortable Mennonites, in West Overton, a rural community in SW Pennsylvania. He was the second of 6 children of an immigrant farmer who marr...