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The New South Wales Art Gallery, Vernon building, main entrance

Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Sydney.

    The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), located in The Domain in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, is the most important public gallery in Sydney and one of the largest in Australia. The Gallery's first public exhibition opened in 1874. Admission is free to the general exhibition space, which

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A contemporary ballet leap performed with modern, non-classical form

Ballet

      Ballet /ˈbæleɪ/ (French: [balɛ]) is a type of performance dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French

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Shibai Ukie ("A Scene from A Play") by Masanobu Okumura (1686–1764), depicting Edo Ichimura-za theater in the early 1740s (author: Okumura Masanobu, PD-US).

Kabuki, classical Japanese dance-drama

      Kabuki (歌舞伎) is a classical Japanese dance-drama. Kabuki theatre is known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers. The individual kanji, from left to right, mean sing (歌), dance (舞), and skill (伎). Kabuki is therefore sometimes translated as "the art

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial (phot: taga on absfreepics.com)

Rushmore Mountain, South Dakota, USA

  Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore, a granite batholith formation in the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota, United States. Sculpted by Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of four United

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Leshan Giant Budha, Sichuan, China

  The Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. The Leshan Giant Buddha (simplified Chinese: 乐山大佛; traditional Chinese: 樂山大佛; pinyin: Lèshān Dàfó) is a 71-metre (233 ft) tall stone statue, built between 713 and 803 (during the Tang Dynasty),

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Tourist Attraction on Al Khazneh or The Treasury at Petra (author: Leon Petrosyan, 2014).

Petra, The Rock-Cut Architecture, Jordan

    Petra (Arabic: البترا, Al-Batrāʾ; Ancient Greek: Πέτρα), originally known as Raqmu to the Nabataeans, is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color

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Borobudur Temple, Mahayana Buddhist Temple.

            Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. The temple is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72

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The 9th century Hindu Trimurti temple Prambanan, located on the border between Yogyakarta and Central Java province

Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta

    Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple compound is located approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) northeast of the city of Yogyakarta

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Night traffic on the base of The Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Eiffel Tower (/ˈaɪfəl ˈtaʊər/ EYE-fəl TOWR; French: Tour Eiffel, pronounced: [tuʁ‿ɛfɛl]) is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Constructed in 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair,

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Javanese wayang kulit (shadow puppet) performance by a famous Indonesian dalang (puppet master) Ki Manteb Sudharsono

Wayang Kulit (Leather Puppet), Javanese Culture

  Shadow puppet theater is called Wayang kulit in Indonesia and it is particularly popular in Java and Bali. The term derived from the word wayang literally means shadow or imagination in Javanese, also connotes "spirit". The word kulit means skin, as the material from which the puppet is made is

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Pura Besakih, Bali

Bali Architectur, Bali.

    Balinese architecture is a vernacular architecture tradition of Balinese people that inhabits volcanic island of Bali, Indonesia. The Balinese architecture is a centuries-old architectural tradition influenced by Balinese culture developed from Hindu influences through ancient Javanese intermediary, as well as pre-Hindu elements of native Balinese architecture. Today, contemporary Balinese style is

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Miss Liberty, Statue of Liberty, New York.

  The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, was built by Gustave Eiffel

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Red Square, Moscow, Russia.

View of Red Square looking northwest from St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow.     Red Square (Russian: Кра́сная пло́щадь, tr. Krásnaya Plóshchaď; IPA: [ˈkrasnəjə ˈploɕːətʲ]) is a city square (plaza) in Moscow, Russia. It separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant

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Vienna, Austria.

    Vienna (i/viˈɛnə/; German: Wien, pronounced [viːn]) is the capital and largest city of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.8 million (2.6 million within the metropolitan area, nearly one third of Austria's population), and its cultural, economic, and political

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Agung Rai Art Gallery, Bali Fine Art, Bali.

    Welcome to Agung Rai – Fine Art Gallery.   The paintings in this catalogue have been selected from the collection of Agung Rai. The collection as a whole, with works dating from the turn of the century to the present, gives the viewer a sense of the evolution of Balinese painting during

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey London, Western façade (photo credit: Creative Commons).   Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St. Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is one of the most notable

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Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, Ungasan, Bali.

      One Place To Share Your Moments         An epic adventure becomes a reality for people of all ages at GWK Cultural Park. A view of a breathtaking monument, classic attractions, fantasy experience and modern technology blends in and transpire as you explore this unique cultural park. From the classic epic of the adventure

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Russian Ballet.

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL9seeU-5yQ   The dissemination of ballet in Russia and its deep rooted appeal to all Russians can be traced back to those nobles who, often living so far away from the capital, commanded their own entertainment, setting up ballet troupes often composed of serfs who had been trained at the Imperial School.

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Timofey Markov Press and Gallery, St. Petersburg, Rusia.

  This recently opened printing press was established by a local enthusiast and collector to publish limited edition hand-printed art books. Working closely with top local artists, Timofey Markov produces books devoted to St. Petersburg's rich cultural milieu, reviving traditions of graphic design and printing that stretch back to the avant garde

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Sova Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.

  This extremely friendly gallery is located in one of St. Petersburg's most picturesque corners, close to the major visitor attractions on Vasilievsky Island. Sova Art features painting and graphic works by St. Petersburg/Leningrad artists from the 1950s up to the present day, with particular emphasis on "unofficial" artists of the Soviet period.   Run

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