Design attributed to Giovanni Battista Lodi da Cremona (Italian, active 1540–52). The Bridal Chamber of Herse, from a set of eight tapestries depicting the Story of Mercury and Herse. ca. 1550, Flemish, Brussels. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941 (41.190.135)
It was supposed to work only as the entrance arch for the Exposition Universelle, a World's Fair marking the centennial celebration of the French Revolution in 1.889 and be easy to remove after that. Many French people hate it, many people from the world love it. Anyway, there it is, the icon of Paris, the cliché from the movies, the Eiffel Tower.
Eiffel Tower. Very cool
Nicholas II of Russia with the family (left to right): Olga, Maria, Nicholas II, Alexandra Fyodorovna, Anastasia, Alexei, and Tatiana. Livadiya, 1913. Portrait by the Levitsky Studio, Livadiya. Today the original photograph is held at the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Babylon , the old area called Mesopotamia, originally known as Sumer, and later as Sumer and Akkad, lies between the rivers Eufrat and Tiger, south of Baghdad today. The Babilonian civilization, between 18 BC sec and 6 BC, was like the Sumerian one that preceded it, with urban characteristics, although based on agriculture. The kingdom was composed of about 12 towns surrounded by villages.
German airship lands in Moscow, 1930