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Perception urban advisor Beijing is a finished commute advisor to this old and interesting urban. Full-color pictures and maps throughout mix with authoritative textual content to motivate you to discover Beijing and its surrounding components. Be encouraged by way of the “Best Of Beijing” section, which highlights unmissable points of interest and stories, whereas a entire Travel Tips part offers the entire functional info and go back and forth suggestion you must plan what to do in your journey, together with selective listings for lodge and eating places. Lavish Photo Features supply a different perception into subject matters resembling conventional medication, existence within the hutong, and the city’s parks. Insight’s trademark history and culture insurance presents a desirable creation to Beijing’s place as capital of imperial dynasties for greater than 1,000 years in addition to its glossy existence, whereas positive factors via neighborhood writers delve into every little thing from existence within the New China, to faith, and foods and drinks. Ten Places chapters hide the town and its atmosphere, from Imperial Beijing, Wangfujing and the overseas Legation sector, and the Olympic Park, to the Ming Tombs and nice Wall, and the traditional village of Chuandixia.

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It can be visited on tours. There are at least three Royal garden parties in summer each year, to which over 30,000 people in total attend. Palace Garden PALACE LIFE The official business of the monarchy takes place in Buckingham Palace, which has a staff of over 800. The Duke of Edinburgh, Duke of York, Prince Edward and the Princess Royal all have offices here. The most senior member of the Royal Household is the Lord Chamberlain. The Master of the Household and the Palace’s domestic staff organize many functions every year, including Investitures for recipients of awards which are given by the Queen.

The Wilton Diptych 5. The Rokeby Venus Painted in Rome to replace a lost Venetian painting, The Rokeby Venus is the only nude by Diego Velázquez (1599–1660), court painter to Spain’s Philip IV. Venus, the godess of Love is depicted here with her son, Cupid, who holds a mirror up for her to see her reflection and that of the viewer. The Rokeby Venus 6. The Sunflowers Van Gogh (1853–90) painted this work in Arles in France during a period of rare optimism while he was awaiting the arrival of his hero, the avant-garde painter Paul Gauguin.

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