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The Russian Academy of Arts, informally known as the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, was founded in 1757 by Ivan Shuvalov, the favorite of Elizabeth I, the daughter of Peter The Great.Catherine the Great renamed it the Imperial Academy of Arts and commissioned a new building, completed 25 years later in 1789 by the Neva River.

Imperial Academy of Arts, St.

maison père, haussmann(^~^)2B

Maybe in the entrance way of our new house, would go well with the marble staircase. The plasterwork ceiling in the Entrance Hall at Clandon Park, Surrey. The ceiling is attributed to Giuseppe Artari.

Hall of War at Pavlovsk, Pavlovsk Palace & Park - Country Residence of the Russian Imperial Family

Hall of War - Pavlovsk Palace & Park - Country Residence of the Russian Imperial Family

Wow ... Beautiful staircase ...

Grand Staircase Palais Garnier (Paris Opera House) the detail is amazing! Reminds me if phantom of the opera! (Um, yeah, that's because it's where the Phantom took place.

✞ my temples truly are pretty ✞

Eliana // I quietly walk around the castle, making mental notes of where everything is. I nod, smiling as I admire a statue.

The Essence Of Frenchness

The Stone Hall at Houghton Hall – Norfolk, England. The plasterwork on the…

Palazzo Colonna

Palazzo Colonna

Robert Adam. Entrance Hall, Syon House. Middlesex, England 1762-63 #architecture

Robert Adam. Entrance Hall, Syon House. Middlesex, England 1762-63 #architecture

the wit and the will #inspiration #mood || Instagram @thewitandthewill || thewitandthewill.com

"Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere.

Neoclassical And Art Deco Features In Two Luxurious Interiors

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grlvity: City Hall, San Francisco ig: m.

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Spiral columns in Ravello cathedral. These spiral columns, decorated with mosaics, support the Pulpit of the Gospels in the Duomo of Ravello (near Amalfi, Italy). The pulpit was created in 1272 by Nicolo di Bartolomeo.

Bits, Pieces & Slices of Life

Converted church - architectural elements and molding.

Rare Russian Imperial Diamond Maid of Honor Decoration. Karl Hahn, 1896-1911, the reign of Nikolay II. Like Fabergé, Hahn was an important supplier to the Russian Imperial Court who also had the title of Court Jeweler. Recipients of these diamond ciphers were young unmarried women of aristocratic background  chosen by both the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna & Dowager Empress Marie). Worn on ceremonial occasions w/a court dress in  traditional Old Russian style.

Rare Russian Imperial Diamond Maid of Honor Decoration. Karl Hahn, 1896-1911, the reign of Nikolay II. Like Fabergé, Hahn was an important supplier to the Russian Imperial Court who also had the title of Court Jeweler. Recipients of these diamond ciphers were young unmarried women of aristocratic background chosen by both the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna & Dowager Empress Marie). Worn on ceremonial occasions w/a court dress in traditional Old Russian style.

Russian Imperial Diamond Maid of Honor Decoration by Karl Hahn, 1896-1911. Designed as the conjoined initials M A for Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna and Empress Alexandra Fedorovna, below a Romanov Crown set with diamonds, the scrolling terminals set with sapphires

Russian Imperial Diamond Maid of Honor Decoration by Karl Hahn, Designed as the conjoined initials M A for Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna and Empress Alexandra Fedorovna, below a Romanov Crown set with diamonds, the scrolling terminals set with sapphires

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