It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha who died of typhoid in 1861, and designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Gothic revival style.
Royal Albert Hall, left, opened 1871, and Albert Memorial, right, completed 1876.
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An arts venue dedicated to Queen Victoria's husband and consort, Prince Albert. It is situated in London, England in the royal borough of Westminster, within the area also known as Albertopolis. It forms the practical part of a national memorial to ...
More a fortress than a castle, Veste Coburg, once one of the largest fortifications in the Holy Roman Empire, provided refuge for Martin Luther in 1530. Now known as the Crown of Franconia, its massive stone towers and bulwarks command a hilltop overlooking Coburg.
Formerly a convent belonging to the Congregation of the Oratory, the Palace of Necessidades (Palácio das Necessidades, in Portuguese), located in the Largo do Rilvas, a public square in Lisbon, Portugal, was built in the eighteenth century, by order of King João V, in gratitude for prayers answered by Our Lady of Needs, whose first devotional chapel stood on this site.
The palace became ...
This is the birthplace of the word Highschool, in danish: Hoejskole, that went around the world. The school began started in 1844 as school for poor farmers. Today people go here to learn new things such as hobbies.
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