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The Palacio Real de Madrid (literally: Royal Palace of Madrid) is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family at the city of Madrid, but is only used for state ceremonies. King Juan Carlos and the Royal Family do not reside in the palace, choosing instead the more modest Palacio de la Zarzuela on the outskirts of Madrid

Pagoda-GyeongBokGung (경복궁) Palace-Seoul-South Korea A pagoda at GyeongBokGung Palace in Seoul, South Korea

Granada, Spain, via Flickr. Spent a day walking here in 2000 with a good friend, Curro, who showed me his hometown. Beautiful memories.

al khazneh, or the treasury, at petra, jordan. is this carved *directly out of the surrounding stone landscape*??? - or constructed in a more standard (although still very challenging) way?

The Palacio Real de Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, but is only used for state ceremonies. King Juan Carlos and family have chosen to live elsewhere. It was a medieval fortress which had severe damage. It was essentially rebuilt beginning in 1516. Spring Palace by lightavail