Alaviyan Dome 🔻 گنبد علویان همدان را میتوان یکی از برجستهترین جاذبههای گردشگری شهر همدان تلقی کرد. اگرچه در اطراف این گنبد جذابیتهای خاص دیگری وجود ندارد اما به عقیده بسیاری از گردشگران، ظرافت به کار رفته در گچ کاری و سنگکاریهای این بنا، حرفهای بسیاری برای گفتن دارد!
🔸 گنبد علویان را یکی از مهمترین آثار معماری ایرانی - اسلامی نامیدهاند.
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Alavian Dome in Hamadan, west of Iran, is located in a garden of the same name. The structure was initially a mosque built by the Alavian family during the Seljuq era (1038-1118) and later became a family crypt.
This 10th century structure once had a dome, which collapsed over time. With its unique stucco reliefs and delicate brickwork, this cube-shaped structure is an outstanding example of Persian-Islamic architecture.
It`s one of the architecture masterpieces after Islam in Hamedan. It was recorded in national monument list on 26th of December on 1931.
The interior of the structure has been lavishly decorated with stucco inscriptions, which are presumed to have been added during the Ilkhanid era, in the Kufic calligraphy hand.
There is a rectangular plaque with stucco honeycomb patterns and flower motifs above the entrance of the structure. The outer frame of this plaque bears stucco reliefs of Quranic inscriptions in the Kufic calligraphy hand.
It looks like the red dome of Maragheh which was built in the year 542 AH. Its interior dimension and rich decoration, eye-catching and mysterious, is somewhat similar to the building of Qazvin Heydarieh dome, built in the early 6th AH century.
It was built like a four-sided cube in size 8/12 in 5/12 and a height of 5/11.
There are four columns, like towers in four corners of the building, with 5/9m height, 2 meters diameter.
Each of towers has five triangular arches. Over the entrance and inside the rectangular box, there are beautiful decoration including intertwining flowers and plants.
Mount Grace Priory, North Yorkshire, England
The Carthusians were an order who returned to the early ideals of the Eastern Church, they practiced
the life of hermits and lived in communities only for protection and
prosperity. The order began in 1084 in Rheims, France.
Can you imagine waking up to this view everyday This is the view from Pyrgos Myrtos, facing away from Iraklion. A family owned place for centuries, the last building on this overlook was a villa. I would not have enjoyed the walk to get up that high hill every day (it was really steep and the house would've been isolated), the views were stupendous! In front of the porch area was pure blue sea, to the sides had beaches and rolling mountains as far as the eye could see. Now a days cities and towns have grown to interfere with the natural beauty, but then the towns would've been much smaller, if they had existed. Where do you think the most amazing morning views are in the world
The Imperial city of Hue, former capital of Vietnam.
Olite Castle, Navarre, Spain 🇪🇸 “Surely there is no King with a more beautiful castle or palace and with so many gilded rooms.” That was the opinion of a 12th century German traveller.
And as you walk through the passages of this royal castle/palace today, you’ll might also have a similar opinion.
The court held here was lavish. And not just because of the decorations. I mean, this castle had a zoo!
Apart from that, the gothic windows, renaissance entrance and watchtowers are just an added bonus that makes Palacio Real de Olite irresistible. Especially for us heritage lovers. 😉
Who would you travel to Palacio Real de Olite with
El viernes aprovechando que salía de vacaciones decidimos irnos al Norte en una furgoneta del año 82.
Se quedó varada en medio de la carretera. Pasé una noche en Burgos con poca ropa y con prisas. Mi única noche en el Norte y el que creía fin de mi aventura.
No tome fotos, pero hubiera sido genial ver captar el momento donde la grúa se llevaba la furgo y esperaba en medio de la carretera sumida en picaduras de mosquitos.
En medio del viaje de vuelta a Madrid decidimos pegar al Este, a ver si había más suerte.
Pase de Burgos a Cuenca en menos de 24 horas. Y aquí está la foto de mi última parada del fin de semana.
The Cabin Class Smoking Room aboard R.M.S. Cedric had a different appearance from its First Class days as shown in this image taken from a 1928 White Star Line brochure. Cedric carried the new 'Cabin Class' passengers from 1926. This alteration was to ensure her popularity and profitability against the competition of the larger express liners. Her new class promised solid standards of comfort at more modest prices than modern First Class travel could offer. Having undergone extensive refurbishments after the First World War, Cabin Class passengers could be sure to find accommodations which were greatly improved upon the standards which her First Class passengers had previously enjoyed.
The Smoking Room was situated down a long corridor aft of the main staircase on A-deck. The decoration in this room consisted of rich mahogany paneling and heavy damask wallpaper with an imitation leather effect. The seating had originally been arranged in intimate booths reminiscent of an old English public house, each with a large marble topped table. These were later replaced by large armchairs and settees arranged around small tables, creating a more open and inviting arrangement. The furnishings were upholstered in a mixture of deep red leather and modern geometric print fabric. A nautical theme was evident throughout the decor, from the decorative frieze around the ceiling to the scenes depicted in the stained-glass panels on double-sized windows. After 1926, the style was modernised by the addition of large mirrors and modern lighting in the art deck style. An impressive domed skylight provided additional illumination from above.
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Some months ago I received the letter cover I bought on eBay. According to the cover, William J Antrobus served in Company B of the 329th Infantry of the 83rd Infantry Division. He wrote a letter home in September 1945, months after the war. I requested his service records @footstepsresearchers and was surprised to discover that Antrobus served as a canoneer a medium tank in Company C, 22nd Tank Battalion of the 11th Armored Division.
On December 16, the 11th Armored "Thunderbolt" Division sailed across the English Channel to France. The division was needed; on December 16, the Germans launched a surprise attack on a 50-mile front in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium. The American lines were shoved back for several miles in what would be called the Battle of the Bulge.
The Thunderbolts were ordered to hold the Meuse River between Sedan and Givet. The 22nd Tank Battalion and the rest of the division raced 50 miles across France to help plug the gap in the Bulge. On the Meuse, the Thunderbolts got new orders. The 4th Armored Division had broken through to relieve beleaguered Bastogne, where troops of the 101st Airborne Division and other Army units had been surrounded. The 11th Armored was ordered forward to protect Bastogne's thin lifeline the Bastogne-Neufchateau Highway. Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John Wingard of Lexington, South Carolina the 22nd Battalion was split into companies and platoons in the Battle of the Bulge
On January 2, Company C of the 22nd was assigned to the 513th PIR, which was ordered to attack toward Flamierge. Company C was ordered to follow the infantry in a supporting role and be available as tank destroyers in the event of a German counterattack. It was cold and snowy and enemy fire was hot. Six Shermans of Company C were hit; three were destroyed. The attack was delayed four days while the 513th got its forces in place. The delay was unnecessary, according to the men of Company B.
According to the records, the 329th Regiment was just a transfer unit. Antrobus served with the 22nd Tank Battalion through out the war and was a Battle of the Bulge veteran. Unfortunately, I've not been able to get a picture of him.
Hylton Castle, North East England
Next to the castle stands the remains of a chapel dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria. A chapel is known to have existed here since 1157 but the current building dates from the 15th Century. It was modified in the 16th Century, when a five light east window and transepts were added.