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|The museum was established in 1852 as the South Kensington Museum under the control of the Science and Art Department, following the success of the Great Exhibition of 1851, along with the Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Albert Memorial and the Science Museum - together they form a cluster of cultural sites known informally as Albertopolis. Its first director was Sir Henry Cole, a ut...||11/20/2006||318|
|Founded in 1882 as a successor to the National Training School for Music by the then-Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), the school opened in 1883 with George Grove as its director. It moved to its present location in the Albertopolis cultural quarter, next to Imperial College London and opposite the Royal Albert Hall in 1894. In the same year Hubert Parry became director, remaining until 1918....||12/20/2006||302|
|Anantasamakhom Throne Hall was built in the reign of King Rama V using marble for construction in Italian Renaissance architectural style, and was completed in the reign of King Rama VI. The throne hall use for receiving foreign dignitaries and meetings of the Royal Advisory Council. The ceiling of the dome was highlighted by exquisite fresco paintings of important Royal functions during the re...||08/23/2005||445|
|Near Coburg, Germany.|
His Royal Highness Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha ( 26 August 1819 – 14 December 1861) was the husband and consort of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. He was the only husband of a British queen regnant to have formally held the title of Prince consort.
|Hakons Hall was erected during the reign of King Hakon Hakonsson between 1247-1261. It was the largest and most imposing building of the royal residency in the 13th century when Bergen was the political center of Norway. ||01/27/2007||364|
|A bridge in the UK with really cool shadows. Lots of information, including a really great picture, within the placemark's description.||04/17/2006||326|
|In the suburb of Laken/Laeken, just outside the city center, lies the royal domain with the "Chateau de Laeken", or the royal residence. Whereas the palace in Brussels is the official office of the king, the royal residence in Laken is the place where the royal family lives. It was built in 1772 by Albert von Sachsen-Teschen, the Governor of the Austrian Netherlands as his residence. After the ...||11/21/2006||380|
|The Royal Palace of Amsterdam was build in the 17th century as the new city hall of Amsterdam.||08/26/2005||397|
|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.|
|Albert Park Lake, Victoria. Round 1 of Formula 1 car racing takes place here.||09/14/2005||719|
|Looks like the Blue Angel's "Fat Albert" C-130, Pensacola, Florida.||08/04/2005||356|
|This is one of Sweden's most interesting and imposing buildings, both in terms of its architecture and its interiors. |
The Nobel Prize Banquet takes place every year in the Blue Hall. Afterwards, the guests ascend the magnificent stairs to the Golden Hall for the dancing.