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Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Istanbul, Turkey

The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts is housed in a grand palace that was a gift for Ibrahim Pasha from his close childhood friend, and father-in-law, Suleyman the Magnificent.  It was designed by Sinan, Turkey's most famous architect, and completed in 1524.  Pasha, who served as Grand Vizier, did not get to enjoy his palace for long, as he was murdered in 1536, accused of plotting aga...

Library of Congress

Library of Congress

Washington DC, United States

The world’s largest library, it is housed in three different buildings and contains around 120 million items, including 22 million books, in addition to manuscripts, maps, photographs, films and prints. The first map to include the word ‘America’ and Thomas Jefferson’s personal collection are also housed here. The visitors center in the Jefferson building shows a brief film and there are guided...

Westminster Palace (Houses of Parliament)

Westminster Palace (Houses of Parliament)

London, United Kingdom

Like Westminster Abbey, Westminster Palace (or the Palace of Westminster) dates to the Anglo-Saxon period and the reign of Edward the Confessor.   Around 1050, he built the original palace.  In the century following the subsequent Norman Conquest, English governmental institutions began to move from the old Anglo-Saxon capital of Winchester to Westminster.  In 1310, under Henry III, the administra...

Zurichhorn

Zurichhorn

Zurich, Switzerland

 Zurichhorn is a public park along the western end of Lake Zurich (or the Zurichsee).    It's located at the small delta where the Hornbach stream flows into the lake.  During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, wealthy Zurichers built new homes outside the city walls in what is now the Seefeld district.  In the mid-nineteenth century, the area became a hub of sh...