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Himeji Castle 2 sakura

Himeji-jo is the finest surviving example of early 17th-century Japanese castle architecture, comprising 83 buildings with highly developed systems of defence and ingenious protection devices dating from the beginning of the Shogun period. It is a masterpiece of construction in wood, combining function with aesthetic appeal, both in its elegant appearance unified by the white plastered earthen walls and in the subtlety of the relationships between the building masses and the multiple roof layers.

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From Nara, Japan
Thanks Noriko !

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No.12 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC _ 0280

Mapcards of Republic Dominica

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From Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Thanks Idrialis !

SCHLOSS NEUSCHWANSTEIN _ 0279

Neuschwanstein Castle is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds.
The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886.[1] Since then more than 61 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with as many as 6,000 per day in the summer. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle and later, similar structures.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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From Germany
Thanks Lena !

COLORADO _ 0278

Cảm ơn anh Cattleyas Lee !

Mapcards of Colorado.

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From Colorado, USA