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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Czech director & writer Jan Hrebejk and Petr Jarchovsky created this very fine Slovak drama, and Zuzana Mauréry rightfully won Best Actress Award at the Karlovy Vary film festival. My husband & his sister remembered their childhood Czec...

Fairy penguins, Phillip Islandphoto credit: rove.meBenjamin Preiss has told the most amazing story of Peter Dann, the penguin protector, who is finishing up at Phillip Island.  Dr Peter Dann, Research Director at Phillip Island Na...

Casanova, attributed to Francesco Narichi1760Many words have been incorporated into our normal vocabulary, to connote the qualities that their namesakes were noted for. In fact there are many names of historical figures and fictional characters...

During WW1 Richborough Camp was built on the River Stour, the start­ing point of a ferry service across the Channel for troops and munitions to Fran­ce and Bel­g­ium. A railway was built from the main line to the banks of the Stour, so thou­s­a...

During WW1 Richborough Camp was built on the River Stour, the start­ing point of a ferry service across the Channel for troops and munitions to Fran­ce and Bel­g­ium. A railway was built from the main line to the banks of the Stour, so thou­s­a...

In the mid 1800s, Londoners didn’t have deep sewage toilets inside their homes. Citizens in the world’s biggest city used comm­unal wells & pumps to get water needed for drinking, cooking and washing. Septic systems were so pri­m­it­ive t...

In the mid 1800s, the good citizens of London didn’t have deep sewage toilets inside their homes. Citizens in the world’s biggest city used comm­unal wells & pumps to get water needed for drinking, cooking and washing. Septic syste...