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The Scottish National Gallery displays some of the greatest art in the world, including masterpieces by Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, El Greco, Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer, van Dyck, Tiepolo, Landseer, Gainsborough, Constable, Turner, and Angelica Kauffmann amongst many others. The most comprehensive part of the collection covers the history of Scottish painting – including Ramsay, Raeburn and Wilkie. The Scottish National Gallery comprises both the National Gallery Building and the Royal Scottish Academy Building. Both of these buildings, designed by William Henry Playfair, stand in the heart of Edinburgh.

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Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence & a source of national pride. Visitors can now step back into the sumptuous world of Stirling Castle’s royal court. Our £12 million project has returned the six apartments in the castle’s Renaissance palace to how they may have looked in the mid-16th century. A place of power, beauty and history, discover the favoured residence of Scotland's Kings and Queens! A great day out for all the family and simply unmissable! Stirling Castle was the key to the kingdom of Scotland, dominating a vast volcanic rock above the river Forth at the meeting point between Lowlands and Highlands. Its origins are ancient and over the centuries it grew into a great royal residence and a powerful stronghold. During the Wars of Independence, which were civil wars among the Scots as well as a struggle between Scotland and England, the castle changed hands eight times in 50 years. And it is no accident that famous battles such as Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn took place within sight of its walls. In times of peace Scottish royalty came to Stirling to enjoy its comforts, the superb hunting and to hold court – the castle was often the centre of government.

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My Bio will tell you about my past and present. The past is important but nothing is more important as the present ME! The Beautiful and strong ME! The ME that makes the people who know and love me happy to be in my presence, the present me is what matters. My values and morals and my way of thinking are what is important, the past was just the "making of", the preview one see's of movies and series, the past is an ancient scroll where most of my life is narrated by my parents, teachers, siblings and the other significant people who come and go from one's life, My present is the true picture of what I am and who I am so let me give you insight into who I am: I am a straight talker yet I am loving and a helpful person who is always willing to learn new things, I follow rules only when it makes sense and is fair. I was born to a mixed-race couple in the "old South Africa (during apartheid)" while the political climate was unstable and in its rebirth stage, my mixed-race background has made me culturally rich. ancestrally I come from a diverse lineage, I have a Scottish and Irish father, a mother with little french a little Indian (Afghan and Pakistani), I have a little of everything, which has made me the odd one out as I look different from the rest of my family, I do not fit in with the brown people, I do not fit in with the white people and there is nothing wrong with that I do not need to be labeled to feel like I belong, I am one of the reasons why our country is known as the rainbow nation a mix and mashed beautiful product of all that is good. my personality and likes have made me the odd one out and the weird one, luckily my husband is just as weird as I am, I always tell him my weird matches his weird, it makes us a perfect match, we were made for each other destined to be together almost as if it was written in the stars, a destiny fulfilled with a happy future in the ahead of us. happy and together forever and always, I still find it hard to believe that there is someone out there who not only gets me, who understands me, my way of thinking, and the way I view the world but most importantly who LOVE'S ME for ME! I consider myself spiritual and not religious although I was raised catholic and attended a convent where a lot of who I am today was made. The making of ME! The sisters of mercy and catholicism had the opposite of the intended effect on me I am not deeply rooted in the catholic faith, even though I had many lovable and amazing teachers and friends who made my school days worthwhile. religion does not make sense to me and I consider much of it to be untrue, designed and shaped to manipulate and to rule the masses or one could say those who prefer not to think for themselves who would rather be sheep and led to the slaughterhouse willingly. My philosophy is this: as long as I love myself and my neighbor I believe Im living the right way and try to instill those principles and values in my two sons. I believe that knowing and giving Love encompasses all the values needed to live a healthy life, Love naturally breeds, respect, forgiveness, and mindfulness. Love means living from the heart when one lives from the heart it naturally voids the ego, the ego destroys the manically malevolent whereas the heart creates and builds, Love is a tool with which one can build a life rich in emotional health, enlightenment, and mental stability. Love is my church, love is my essence and if ever I am in doubt I read up on the writings left to us by all the great masters, Jesus, Muhammed, Buddha the Dalai lama and so many more masters, some of whom are more modern and still living and basically all their writings convey the message of Love. So this me and there is more to me than what is written here, but what is written here is more than enough to get to know me better.

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Da oltre 15 anni ci occupiamo di comunicazione integrata: facciamo buona comunicazione capace di rappresentare un reale valore aggiunto per aziende, brand, enti e prodotti. Offriamo nuove visioni e prospettive alternative, produciamo idee che prendono vita sui media, creiamo azioni e strategie in grado di colpire il target, di aumentare la visibilità e la soddisfazione dei nostri clienti. Siamo come comunichiamo: senza filtro, senza giri di parole e senza frasi fatte, pronti a rispondere ad esigenze specifiche mettendo sempre d’accordo creatività e mission.Stampa e affissione, spot radio e video, supporti multimediali e siti web: le competenze interne ed il network di professionisti che collaborano con Senza Filtro permettono la realizzazione di azioni comunicative articolate per ogni tipo di esigenza. La nostra Agenzia supporta i suoi clienti anche con specifiche attività di ufficio stampa, gestione social media strategy e consulenza strategica per creare visibilità. Le azioni e il piano di comunicazione sono studiati a partire dalle caratteristiche specifiche di ogni realtà con l’obiettivo di creare materiali stampa ad hoc per valorizzare i contenuti dell’evento sui diversi media sia web che tradizionali. L’agenzia è in grado di offrire inoltre attività di PR e promozione finalizzate a individuare ed a coinvolgere i target di interesse strategico.

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Fusing ancient and modernist influences, and built on a site sacred to the local Gadigal people for thousands of years, the sculptural elegance of the Sydney Opera House has made it one of the most recognisable buildings of the twentieth century, synonymous with inspiration and imagination. As Pritzker Prize judge Frank Gehry said when awarding architecture’s highest award to the Opera House’s architect in 2003: “[Jørn] Utzon made a building well ahead of its time, far ahead of available technology... a building that changed the image of an entire country.” Built to “help mould a better and more enlightened community,” in the words of New South Wales Premier Joseph Cahill in 1954, the Sydney Opera House has been home to many of the world’s greatest artists and performances, and a meeting place for matters of local and international significance since opening in 1973. Today it is Australia’s number one tourist destination, welcoming more than 8.2 million visitors a year and one of the world’s busiest performing arts centres, presenting more than 2000 shows 363 days a year for more than 1.5 million people, from the work of the seven flagship arts companies to which it is home to First Nations’ arts and culture, talks and ideas, theatre and dance and the superstars of classical and contemporary music. The breadth of those experiences reflects our visionary 1961 Act, which charges the Opera House not only with the promotion of artistic taste across all art forms, but also “scientific research into, and the encouragement of, new and improved forms of entertainment and methods of presentation.” But while the tale of the Opera House is one of breathtaking triumph, it is also one of personal cost. The building’s design was inspired - entirely unlike anything that had been seen before. Pressures piled upon its architect, Jørn Utzon, who left Australia midway through construction, never to return to see the building completed. Nevertheless, Utzon’s masterpiece would define his career, and redefine the image of Australia both to itself and the world. An exercise in nation building, as Joe Cahill underlined, it was an extraordinary collective act of dreaming in public; a work of art built for the performance of works of art and brought to life by people who believed in the power of imagination. Realising the dream took us all - visionaries and pragmatists, politicians and architects, engineers, artists and, most fundamentally, the people of Australia.

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1930 was the year when it all began: on August 13 Rocco's grandfather started his businessof artisanal pastry shop with the inauguration of a stone oven in Piazza Assunta, in Delianuova. He was essentially a self-taught man, but the tenacity and passion led him to still produce quality and appreciated products: biscuits, savoiardi, paste secche and even ice cream and granita using the icebox, a luxury for the times. He considered himself a craftsman, because he worked essentially for the local lords or for particular events. When he married, the Pastry Shop began to take on a different connotation, thanks to the managerial management of that little big woman. And as things started to go well, they chose a different, more central location in Via Roma. Rocco's father was not destined for this job. In fact, at 24, he joined his brother in Canada and started helping him in his bakery for 5 long years. When he received the proposal to become a member of the business, almost determined to accept it, he wanted to return to Italy to talk about it first with my grandparents. By now they were old and tired to run a business alone. The day of the decision occurred in conjunction with the visit, in the pastry shop, by a representative of pastry paper. It was then that he asked hid son, Rocco's father,  if he should order a new supply of paper, with the words “Rocco Scutellà and son”, or suspend orders and close the business. He decided not to leave, and took the situation in hand, reviewing, for example, the prices of nougat, too low compared to the quality of the product. In 1992, he wanted to renovate the premises and, at the same time, he started directing his son Rocco, towards an apprenticeship in a craft workshop.  For 3 years, therefore, Rocco worked in the small workshop of Luigi Pellegrino in Messina, innovator of the pastry shop for those times, which made him fall in love even more with this profession. After the Sicilian experience he began to follow pastry courses throughout Italy every year. "I knew well, and I am still aware today, that there is always something to learn, which is why I try to improve myself day after day". Before starting to use mother yeast in 2007, Rocco took courses with experts such as Maestro Achille Zoia or Maestro Rolando Morandin. From there started producing small and large leavened products, such as panettone, a gamble for us that we are known above all for the pure almond nougat. In 2012 was inaugurated the new historical restaurant, still in Via Roma, a few meters away from the previous one. It is the place that contains all the sacrifices and the work of three generations, and that manages, better than any word, to let the world know about us. In that same year, the whole process began to become part of the Italian Master Pastry Chef Academy. A rigid and very long journey, which ended in March 2015, just in time to share this great joy with his greatest Master, my father.

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Santina Carbone è una donna con la D maiuscola. Originaria di Delianuova sulle montagne della Calabria, dove c'è l'aria più pura al mondo e una natura incontaminata e lussuriosa. La sua famiglia è da sempre impegnata in vari settori per sostenere lo sviluppo del territorio. Fin da giovane ha fatto esperienza nel gestire la società del padre nel settore edile e delle ristrutturazioni di edifici storici. Una famiglia, quella di Santina dove l'impegno sociale, con i giovani, gli Scout e tutta la comunità, è la prassi giornaliera della vita quotidiana. Casa aperta sempre per tutti e sostegno anche e soprattutto ai più deboli della società. Grandissima lettrice e appassionata di storia della Calabria, Santina ha cresciuto i suoi quattro figli con l'amore e la disciplina di una volta, e la tradizione d'impegno sociale si perpetua anche con loro. Si occupa delle terre sugli altipiani e di tutti i prodotti tipici del luogo.Il suo sogno è di far rivivere la storia della Calabria, dimenticata nei secoli. Una donna vivace, intelligente e che sa prendere sé stessa e la vita con sana ironia. Santina Carbone is a woman with a capital W. Originally from Delianuova in the mountains of Calabria, where there is the purest air in the world and unspoiled and lustful nature. Her family has always been involved in various sectors to support the development of the area. From a young age she gained experience in managing her father's company in the construction sector and in the renovation of historic buildings. A family, that of Santina, where social commitment, with young people, Scouts and the whole community, is the daily practice of daily life. Her home always open to everyone and support also and above all to the weakest of society. Great reader and passionate about the history of Calabria, Santina raised her four children with the love and discipline of the past, and the tradition of social commitment is perpetuated with them too. She takes care of the lands on the plateaus and all the typical products of the place. Her dream is to revive the history of Calabria, forgotten over the centuries. A lively, intelligent woman who knows how to take herself and life with healthy irony.

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Esegue, negli anni, eleganti opere pittoriche e decorative presso committenze di elevato prestigio in italia ed europa. Sempre alla ricerca dell'innovazione, si pone all'avanguardia con le più recenti tecniche pittoriche. Con il suo staff, composto da validi professionisti, pone estrema attenzione alla pulizia degli ambienti lavorativi, all'ordine a alla precisione. Maestro di trompe l'oei, pittura su superfice piana che crea l'illusione di tridimensionalità nello spettatore. Già in uso nell'antica grecia, nella società romana e nelle epoche successive. Esegue stucchi, marmorini, spatolati. Interventi conservativi e integrativi di pitture murali d'epoca, atti a svelare e salvaguardare la presenza di meravigliosi dipinti.

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Senini is the leading Italian company in the production of blocks, floors and curbs. The company invests in research to help improve the quality of life and to build an "eco-environment": houses, squares, streets and gardens where respect and care for the environment predominates, where attention to the well-being of people and the care of beauty are Heritage of all. Environments not only beautiful but also "healthy". Maximum transparency and maximum reliability: All Senini production uses only natural raw materials. Enriched with a new line of products for the bio-building sector senini Tecnohemp produces the block in hemp and Lime. A choice in step with the times, consistent with the strategy of the company for many years engaged in the production of innovative materials, eco-sustainable and low environmental impact. The houses of the future will increasingly be built with natural materials: a growing trend that contributes to preserving the environment and ensuring a better quality of life for all.

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Slow Food is an organization that promotes local food and traditional cooking. It was founded by Carlo Petrini in Italy in 1986 and has since spread worldwide to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us. Since its beginnings at Boccon di Vino a Typical Italian Trattoria, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food. Slow Food believes food is tied to many other aspects of life, including culture, politics, agriculture and the environment. Through our food choices, we can collectively influence how food is cultivated, produced and distributed, and change the world as a result.

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Antonio Stradivari è il liutaio più conosciuto al mondo, italiano, menzionato anche con il nominativo in lingua latina Antonius Stradivarius. È stato un costruttore di strumenti a corde di straordinaria fattura come violini, sin dall'inizio aveva modificato i modelli del suo maestro, intervenendo sulle bombature, la forma, le "f" e gli spessori. Probabilmente, fu proprio lui a compiere i primi studi sulla modifica dell'inclinazione del manico. Fino ad allora il manico era semplicemente appoggiato alle fasce e fissato con tre chiodi (metodo barocco), ma questi strumenti si potevano apprezzare solo in piccoli ambienti. Con l'avvento della musica moderna, che veniva eseguita nei teatri, fu deciso di dar maggiore tensione alle corde per avere più potenza di suono. Da qui la necessità di inclinare maggiormente il manico all'indietro e di eseguire l'"incastro", cioè incastrare e incollare all'interno dello zocchetto una parte del manico in modo che potesse resistere alla tensione creata. Fu poi necessario allungare la catena ed anche la tastiera in modo da poter accedere alle posizioni più alte e sostituendo quest'ultima con un legno più resistente: l'ebano. Era nato il violino moderno! Nacquero così i Grandi Stradivari, le sue migliori opere furono costruite tra il 1698 ed il 1725. Raggiunse l'apice tra il 1725 ed il 1730. Dopo il 1730 molti strumenti portano la scritta nell'etichetta "Sub disciplina Stradivarii", probabilmente perché costruiti dai suoi figli. Oltre a violini, viole e violoncelli, Stradivari creò anch arpe, chitarre, liuti e tiorbe; si stima in tutto oltre 1100 strumenti musicali.iole, violoncelli, chitarre, arpe; in quest'ambito è universalmente riconosciuto come uno dei migliori.

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Lo squero di San Trovaso sorge lungo il rio omonimo e risale a prima del Seicento. Squero è il tipico cantiere veneziano dove si creano, costruiscono e riparano le imbarcazioni di dimensioni contenute come gondole, pupparini, sandoli, sciopòni e altre barche tipiche della tradizione lagunare veneziana. Il termine squero deriva dalla parola "squara" che indica una squadra di persone che cooperano per costruire le imbarcazioni. È uno dei pochissimi squeri ancora in funzione a Venezia. L'edificio che lo ospita ha la forma tipica delle case di montagna, circostanza eccezionale per Venezia. Il motivo è duplice: da una parte tanto i carpentieri quanto il legname da costruzione provenivano dal Cadore, dall'altra l'inclinazione del piazzale antestante e la tettoia che in parte lo ricopre erano utili in caso di pioggia, oltre che come deposito per gli strumenti di lavoro.

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Sara Ferrara Carello spent most of her childhood in Turin. Very young, she married Massimo Carello and moved to London's Chelsea. She is mother of three successful boys and has always been very active with important charities and patronages. She especially sustains woman all around the world leaving in countries dealing with wars. Also made a difference in the prevention of breast cancer in the UK guiding to introduce a law to receive free tests. As a very successful Italian woman both in the UK and in Italy, she received the honour of becoming Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.

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Santino and his brother Giuliano are sons of art, their father a master of lime and construction work in the surroundings of Rome. Today their company Sa.Gi. performs renovations in the center of Rome and in the surrounding countryside on historic buildings. The care and passion of their interventions and the installers they use, denote a rare precision and attention in achieving the design results. The results are long-lasting and aesthetically of the highest quality.

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Saint Helena is a volcanic tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena. Saint Helena Island, was one of the many isolated islands that naturalist Charles Darwin visited during his scientific voyages in the nineteenth century. He visited the island in 1836 aboard the HMS Beagle, recording observations of the plants, animals, and geology that would shape his theory of evolution. Saint Helena Island is perhaps best known as the place where Napoleon Bonaparte I of France was exiled following his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815; he died and was buried on the island in 1821. Later, his remains were returned to France. Today, the island is a British Overseas Territory, with access provided thirty times a year by a single ship, the Royal Mail Ship St. Helena.

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Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. One of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas, it's known for its rugged, remote terrain of glaciers and frozen tundra sheltering polar bears, Svalbard reindeer, and Arctic foxes. To the uninitiated, Svalbard may seem desolate and barren with large open landscapes, sparse vegetation, and endless glaciers. But if you look beyond this first impression, you will discover an eldorado of nature-based experiences – all year round. The seasonal variations this far north are enormous – the long, dark season is replaced by bright winter months, which in turn are replaced by a surprisingly mild summer with sun 24/7.

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The historic center of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year. The Siena Cathedral (Duomo), begun in the 12th century, is a masterpiece of Italian Romanesque–Gothic architecture. Its main façade was completed in 1380. The original massive basilica, the largest then in the world, with, as was customary, an east-west nave. However, the scarcity of funds, in part due to war and plague, truncated the project, and the Sienese created a subdued version from the original plan's north-south transept. The east wall of the abandoned original folly of a nave still stands; through an internal staircase, visitors can climb for a grand view of the city.

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At Sacred Nature, we specialise in high-quality, intimate tours where we delve into the most remarkable medicinal plant sanctuaries on earth. From tropical rainforests, high and wild mountains, to the poetic and rich landscapes of Provence, you will have an authentic experience connecting with mystical cultures who maintain a deep connection with nature and spirit alike and who still possess ancient wisdom that so many have forgotten. More than a tour, what we offer are sacred journeys, where you will not only discover the healing power of medicinal herbs, ancient healing practices, and different cultural traditions but rediscover your own sacred nature. We are sure you will live a transformative and authentic adventure where you will deepen your connection with nature and with yourself. Sacred Nature was founded by Alicia and Guillaume. Both sharing a deep passion for travel, nature and natural ways of living, they discovered the healing world of plants. Enthused and amazed by how powerful Nature’s ability to heal is, they decided to quit the rat race and make their passions their daily reality.

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Lo studio santagiuliaDesign dell' Arch. Carlo Nonnis progetta e realizza arredi per interni su commissione. Attraverso contaminazioni tra vecchio e nuovo, offre la possibilità a chi lo desideri, di rendere unico ed originale un elemento d'arredo in proprio possesso. Il mobile vecchio o malandato, da disegno superato o più semplicemente inadatto all'ambiente circostante, viene elaborato nella forma, colore ed impiego abituale. Il processo di trasformazione a volte radicale, mira alla creazione di un oggetto nuovo ed inaspettato, verso forme insolite e volumi insospettabili.

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Susan Kleinberg is a New York-based artist. Her latest video installation piece, HELIX, derived from her work with the scientific team of the Louvre in April 2018, premiered in at the Museo Internazionale delle marionette Antonio Pasqualino in Palermo, Italy on June 2018, coinciding with Manifesta 2018 in Palermo. Susan works for a better world. She spoke with a wide range of people, primarily the least visible in our society, about what would make for a better world. The still photographs, which I took afterwards, were linked to the audio on a DVD. The densely colored DVD runs on plasma screens mounted on the walls. Hanging from the ceiling were painted Chinese fans with the photographs of the participants embedded into them. Visitors fanned themselves in the warm Turkish breeze, as they watched and listened.

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