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Few visitors know the secret history of the Palace of Versailles

The Cleveland American 21 Jan 2023
But a short distance away, inside the opulent ballrooms of the Palace of Versailles, thousands of people gathered ... Over the centuries since its construction, Versailles has become one of the most famous and most visited palaces in the world, welcoming 27,000 visitors daily ... “Versailles is more than paintings or chandeliers.”.

After The 77-Years War – Why There Is Still No Peace On Earth

Antiwar 28 Dec 2022
If you want to count bodies, 150 million were killed by all the depredations that germinated in the Great War, its foolish aftermath at Versailles, and the march of history into World War II and the Cold War that followed inexorably thereupon.

Pilgrimage to the birthplace of pizza

Khaleejtimes 19 Nov 2022
It began with truffles ... pizza ... “It’s like a Loro Piana jacket. But it’s pizza.” ... NYT ... excess and accessibility ... Holland ... One of the great historical marvels among Italy’s many glories, the 18th-century Reggia di Caserta — the Neapolitan baroque response of the Bourbon King Charles to Versailles — is among the largest royal residences ever constructed ... NYT.

50 historical facts that will warp your sense of time

North Shore News 13 Nov 2022
The pyramids of Giza remain one of the world's biggest mysteries—how, exactly, were they constructed ... He went on to become king at 4 years old and is most notable for his construction of the Palace of Versailles in France.  Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman.

Get On Up: Arts Calendar November 10-16

LA Weekly 10 Nov 2022
While her earlier work focuses on the idealization of glamor in contemporary advertising and consumer culture, Les Jardins De Versailles sets out to penetrate the fantasy of constructed environments ... Versailles as the template for her conceptual collages ... (De)constructing Ideology.

A Billionaire Is Demolishing a Perfectly Good $110M Mansion. Locals Aren’t Happy.

The Daily Beast 23 Oct 2022
They never actually lived in it, instead putting the property on the market for more than $80 million in 2015, before construction was completed ... Perhaps the starkest illustration of that change is underway six miles south, where billionaire Ken Griffin is constructing his own version of Versailles.

A Lavish New TV Series Will Offer A Feminist Take On Marie Antoinette’s Life

Vogue 22 Oct 2022
Among the historic shooting locations? Château de Fontainebleau and Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, in addition to Versailles itself and a vast studio in Bry-sur-Marne containing a recreation of the palace, constructed over a period of nearly three months.

'Queen of Versailles' Jackie Siegel on her new Neiman Marcus partnership

Business Journal 17 Oct 2022
She also shared more on the state of her new Versailles mansion that has been under construction for 20 years in Orlando, and suffered big leaks during Hurricane Ian last month ... .

Around the Island: Alameda kids back in school, so drive more carefully

East Bay Times 17 Aug 2022
‘Construction season’ starting in Alameda ... In the next few weeks, Caltrans will complete the installation and activation of flashing beacons at crosswalks at six Alameda intersections, including Encinal/Park Avenue, Encinal/Benton, Central/Page, Broadway/Calhoun, Broadway/San Jose, and Otis/Versailles.

East Huntingdon auto parts stores just one example of clustering effect

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 17 Aug 2022
Clustering of automotive-related businesses is not uncommon across the region, with examples in Greensburg, Hempfield, North Huntingdon, New Kensington, North Versailles and others. In East Huntingdon, two new auto parts stores are under construction, meaning motorists and mechanics soon will have four to choose from.

Estate Gardens – Cost is no object!

The People's Defender 09 Aug 2022
... Versailles” after the world-renowned French palace. Construction went on for...

Image of Imelda Marcos on her 93rd birthday causes stir amid copyright claims

The National 03 Jul 2022
Greenfield is also known for her work on The Queen of Versailles, a 2012 documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles, as well as 2006's Thin, the story of four women suffering from anorexia and bulimia in South ...

Ghost towns dot Western Pa., Pittsburgh landscape and history

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 20 May 2022
Over the years, however, rail lines were constructed, essentially cutting off the community. A similar story happened at Port Perry, which was located along the Monongahela River between Braddock and North Versailles. The town, which was constructed at the mouth of Turtle Creek, was largely home to coal miners.

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