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Hellbrunn Palace Humorous Trick Fountains Purposely Leave Visitors Soaked

Hellbrunn Palace Humorous Trick Fountains Purposely Leave Visitors Soaked

Throughout the 2014 Salzburg Festival, the arts section of the Guardian Liberty Voice has featured articles about various museums and concert venues in Salzburg, Austria. The last article in this series is about the summer palace of a 17th-century prince-archbishop with a sense of humor. The Hellbrunn Palace grounds had humorous trick fountains installed that […]

Summer Riding School in Salzburg: From Equestrian Arena to Theater

Summer Riding School in Salzburg: From Equestrian Arena to Theater

The Summer Riding School or Felsenreitschule in Salzburg, Austria, was originally a 17th-century equestrian arena that was converted in 1926 to a theater for the Salzburg Festival. Its location is an example of re-used space, having been the quarry where conglomerate rock was cut for the Salzburg Cathedral. The space is recognized with its three […]

Mirabell Palace History Began With True Love

Mirabell Palace History Began With True Love

Mirabell Palace, or Schloss Mirabell, is a Baroque palace in Salzburg, Austria, with elegant gardens, fountains and statues of mythological creatures. It was built in 1606, during the time when Salzburg was an ecclesiastical state and part of the Holy Roman Empire. The wealth and power of the ruling prince-archbishops transformed Salzburg from a medieval […]

Salzburg Cathedral: Architecture of Beauty and History

Salzburg Cathedral: Architecture of Beauty and History

The Salzburg Cathedral, known as the Salzburger Dom, has been the site of sacred festivals, processions, religious services and concerts since the Middle Ages. It is the annual venue for one of the opening weekend concerts of the Salzburg Festival. Consecrated in 1628, the Salzburg Cathedral is an example of early Baroque architecture that combines […]

St. Louis Old Courthouse: Architectural Landmark and Historic Museum

St. Louis Old Courthouse: Architectural Landmark and Historic Museum

The Old Courthouse in St. Louis reflects the events that defined and divided Missouri and the nation during the 19th through early 20th centuries. It stands as an iconic architectural landmark and historic museum with exhibits, sculpture and paintings showing the growth of St. Louis from a small trading post to a vibrant city of […]

Buildings Begin to Breathe

Buildings Begin to Breathe

Buildings begin to breathe with a new architectural design in Jerusalem. Many believe that life is a mirror image of movement. However today, that theory is questioned by looking at life through an emanation of that which is innately beautiful. Evidence for this notion comes from Schwartz Besnosoff + SO Architecture, and their winning design for […]

Gateway Arch: Monument to the Past, Beacon for the Future

Gateway Arch: Monument to the Past, Beacon for the Future

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO, stands on the banks of the Mississippi River as a monument to Thomas Jefferson and the past explorers and pioneers who saw the westward movement as a beacon of hope for the future. It is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and is maintained by the National […]

Philadelphia Museum of Art to Expand

Philadelphia Museum of Art to Expand

One of the largest art museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has recently revealed plans to renovate and expand under the leadership of internationally renowned architect, Frank Gehry. The Pritzker Architecture Prize winner is based out of Los Angeles and has designed multiple famous buildings such as the Guggenheim Museum in […]

Ai Weiwei ‘@Large’ on Alcatraz This September

Ai Weiwei ‘@Large’ on Alcatraz This September

  Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist, political dissident and human rights activist, is set to present an exhibition on San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island. This will be the first time in history that the former California penitentiary will hold a major art exhibition. @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz will run from September 27, 2014 through April […]

London Presents ‘120 Years of Tower Bridge’ Exhibition

London Presents ‘120 Years of Tower Bridge’ Exhibition

More than a century old, the Tower Bridge is still very much a part of London life. Officially opened on June 30, 1894 by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII, the original ceremony was not short on grandeur. The Times newspaper reported on July 2, 1894, that on a clear day […]

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