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La Fondazione Marisa Bellisario è un network di energie e competenze, una lobby del merito, una rete di dialogo e confronto, un gruppo solidale e unito, che condivide attività e iniziative per costruire un Paese a misura di donne e di crescita. «Sono sempre rimasta colpita dall’energia e determinazione di questo network e dalla capacità di cogliere sempre il senso del presente, intraprendendo battaglie per il merito con estrema concretezza. Il coraggio di osare, la sfida perché le donne raggiungessero i vertici ma anche perché diventassero autentiche Protagoniste delle loro professioni e delle loro vite è stato il faro che ha illuminato il cammino della Fondazione. Se oggi le donne sono sempre più presenti nei gangli vitali del sistema economico e politico, in Italia come in Europa, il merito non è solo dei loro talenti finalmente riconosciuti ma anche di associazioni come la Fondazione Bellisario che hanno lavorato con serietà e dedizione per quest’obiettivo fondamentale» (Viviane Reding). Nel 1989, da un’idea di Lella Golfo, nasce la Fondazione Marisa Bellisario. L’obiettivo è sostenere le donne nella loro vita professionale e personale, valorizzarne il merito e il talento, favorire le carriere al femminile, sensibilizzare l’opinione pubblica, le istituzioni e l’economia al raggiungimento di condizioni di reale pari opportunità. La Fondazione Marisa Bellisario è oggi un network che raccoglie migliaia di manager, imprenditrici, professioniste, donne “arrivate” ai vertici e giovani promesse, tutte con un sogno realizzato o in fieri e tutte con la volontà di lasciare un segno e incidere sul presente e sul futuro del Paese. La Fondazione è un laboratorio di crescita e scambio d’idee ed esperienze che aiuta a leggere e comprendere la realtà e a trovare le soluzioni per “cambiare passo” e rendere le donne Protagoniste del loro tempo. Gli strumenti sono il dialogo e confronto con il mondo politico, le Istituzioni e l’imprenditoria per portare avanti progetti sul lavoro, sull’imprenditoria, sulle politiche di welfare e sulla violenza di genere. Ma l’azione muove anche dalle iniziative concrete e innovative che negli anni tracciano la strada del cammino verso la parità delle donne italiane. Inseguire i sogni, lasciare un segno: «La Fondazione Bellisario rappresenta un pezzo di storia d’Italia. Prima che nascesse, il nostro Paese era certamente meno maturo e consapevole delle tante risorse femminili di cui dispone e che deve utilizzare se vuole avviare un percorso di sviluppo equilibrato e sostenibile. Le tantissime Mele d’Oro ci hanno mostrato e fatto conoscere talenti che fino a quel momento erano rimasti in un cono d’ombra e che dopo hanno conquistato anche incarichi di prestigio. I riconoscimenti a giovani donne e il Premio alle neolaureate hanno dato a tante ragazze lo sprone a inseguire i propri sogni di vita e carriera. Le tante iniziative della Fondazione Bellisario hanno poi contribuito a quel cambiamento culturale che in tanti oramai giudichiamo indispensabile» (Antonio Catricalà). The Marisa Bellisario Foundation is a network of energies and skills, a lobby of merit, a network of dialogue and discussion, a united and united group, which shares activities and initiatives to build a country suitable for women and growth. «I have always been struck by the energy and determination of this network and by the ability to always grasp the sense of the present, waging battles for merit with extreme concreteness. The courage to dare, the challenge for women to reach the top but also for them to become authentic Protagonists of their professions and their lives was the beacon that illuminated the path of the Foundation . If today women are increasingly present in the vital ganglia of the economic and political system, in Italy as in Europe, the merit is not only of their finally recognized talents but also of associations such as the Bellisario Foundation who have worked with seriousness and dedication for this 'fundamental objective' (Viviane Reding). In 1989, from an idea of Lella Golfo, the Marisa Bellisario Foundation was born. The goal is to support women in their professional and personal life, enhance their merit and talent, promote female careers, raise awareness of public opinion, institutions and the economy to achieve conditions of real equal opportunities. The Marisa Bellisario Foundation is today a network that gathers thousands of managers, businesswomen, professionals, women "arrived" at the top and young promises, all with a dream come true or in progress and all with the will to leave a mark and affect the present and on the future of the country. The Foundation is a laboratory of growth and exchange of ideas and experiences that helps to read and understand reality and to find solutions to "change pace" and make women the protagonists of their time. The tools are dialogue and confrontation with the political world, institutions and entrepreneurship to carry out projects on work, entrepreneurship, welfare policies and gender-based violence. But the action also stems from concrete and innovative initiatives that over the years have traced the path towards equality for Italian women. «The Bellisario Foundation represents a piece of Italian history. Before it was born, our country was certainly less mature and aware of the many female resources at its disposal and which it must use if it wants to start a balanced and sustainable development path. The many Golden Apples showed us and made known talents who until then had remained in a shadow and who afterwards also won prestigious positions. The awards to young women and the award for recent graduates have given many girls the spur to pursue their dreams of life and career. The many initiatives of the Bellisario Foundation then contributed to that cultural changewhich many now consider indispensable» (Antonio Catricalà).

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Born and raised in England, Penelope Chilvers originally trained as a painter at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London, and was granted a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Culture, to complete an MA at Complutense University in Madrid. Her love affair with Spain and local craftsmanship began long before. As a child, she spent every school holiday in the province of Girona, where she first came across rustic, handmade alpargatas. She has been trying to make the perfect raw edged, bullhide moccasin that only exists in her childhood memories ever since! Penelope lived for a few years in the city of Barcelona, as a painter and designer, where she collaborated with artists and artisans. She worked with woodturners, designed for the textile industry and worked on interesting projects e.g. the restoration of the Picasso Museum. While living in Barcelona, she enjoyed riding in her lunch break in the national park of Collserola in the hills above the city, wearing traditional Spanish riding boots. She pursued the idea of bringing the Spanish riding boot to England and commissioned a small number of traditional artisans in the hills of Spain to make the perfect equestrian boot – our Long Tassel boot - to her own specifications. This boot remains a firm favourite in the collection, most famously worn back in 2004 by Prince William’s then girlfriend, Kate Middleton. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, continues to wear her boots to this day, most recently on a royal engagement in County Durham to visit Manor Farm. Having returned to the UK, Penelope began to work from her kitchen table, selling over 100 pairs of the Long Tassel Boot in a short space of time to a leading fashion boutique in Notting Hill, called The Cross. From that moment on, she got to work, designing her first comprehensive collection to launch at Paris Fashion Week in 2004. The collection has since grown to include iconic styles, such as the Incredible Boot, our highly sought after après ski boot, the crepe soled Neon Safari boot and a solid offer of Goodyear welted outdoor boots and footwear for experience and adventure.

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Artenova, dopo una decennale esperienza nella produzione di manufatti artistico-ornamentali ha deciso di rispondere ad una evidente flessione della domanda di mercato, iniziando ad utilizzare, dopo una lunga fase di sperimentazione, la pregiatissima argilla di Impruneta per la realizzazione di grandi giare in terracotta per la lavorazione del vino. Il nuovo corso aziendale, grazie anche alla preziosa collaborazione interdisciplinare di vari esperti, ne ha sancito un immediato successo internazionale. Ad oggi Artenova è l’unica fornace in Italia a produrre Giare per vino e conta fra i suoi clienti, oltre a numerose aziende italiane, produttori da numerosi paesi del mondo (Stati Uniti, Australia, Nuova Zelanda, Francia, Canada, Austria, Serbia, Albania, Sud Africa ecc.) La terracotta di Impruneta è il risultato di un particolare tipo di argilla, presente soltanto in una ristretta area geografica intorno al paese, in grado di conferirle speciali caratteristiche di resistenza e di colore. Una terra speciale, unica, inalterabile nel tempo ma che, per essere lavorata, ha bisogno di una grande maestria artigianale. Artenova, after a decade of experience in the production of artistic-ornamental artefacts, has decided to respond to an evident decline in market demand, starting to use, after a long period of experimentation, the highly prized Impruneta clay for the creation of large terracotta jars for wine processing. The new company course, thanks also to the precious interdisciplinary collaboration of various experts, has sanctioned an immediate international success. To date, Artenova is the only furnace in Italy to produce Jars for wine and counts among its customers, in addition to numerous Italian companies, producers from numerous countries around the world (United States, Australia, New Zealand, France, Canada, Austria, Serbia , Albania, South Africa etc.) The terracotta of Impruneta is the result of a particular type of clay, present only in a limited geographical area around the town, capable of giving it special characteristics of resistance and color. A special land, unique, unalterable over time but which, in order to be worked, needs great craftsmanship.

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I'm the family person, hard-working woman, a mom of a handsome boy, adventures and a God fearing woman. I worked at the Department of Health as an Administration Clerk for 5 years. We've opened an N.P.O Youth Initiative. We are developing youth in programs such as soccer, reading and our culture. We conduct awareness campaigns about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. We facilitate the formation of support groups. And I have passion in farming. We started poultry farming and rabbits and we are selling the eggs in our community. I've done short course in Financial Management at University of Forte at PFMA.

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The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a unique Kansas City attraction: a time capsule of life on the American frontier in the mid-19th century. Visitors have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience everyday objects that made life possible for pioneers in the 1800s. Voted “Favorite Kansas City Hidden Gem” by Visit KC, the museum is one of Kansas City’s most popular attractions. It is the largest single collection of pre-Civil War artifacts in the world, featured by National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian Magazine, PBS, Antiques Roadshow, Good Morning America, Southern Living, CNN, the History Channel and many other news and entertainment organizations. ​The Steamboat Arabia was one of many casualties of the perilous Missouri River—the longest river in the United States that claimed nearly 400 other steamboats over its 2,500-mile course. In September 1856, the Arabia was carrying over 200 tons of cargo intended for general stores and homes in 16 Midwestern frontier towns. The steamer was still fully loaded when it hit a tree snag and sank just 6 miles west of Kansas City. Due to erosion, the Missouri River changed course over time, and the Arabia was buried underground for over a century – along with all of its precious cargo. Lying 45 feet deep beneath a Kansas cornfield, the Arabia’s payload was protected from light and oxygen and, thus, was remarkably well-preserved. In the winter of 1988, five men and their families banded together to begin the adventure of a lifetime … recovering the Steamboat Arabia's long-lost treasure. What they found will astound you. In 1991, the Arabia’s cargo was transformed into the Arabia Steamboat Museum, a top Kansas City attraction and favorite local destination in the historic City Market. From fine china and carpentry tools to children’s toys and the world’s oldest pickles—the Arabia’s artifacts captivate visitors of all ages. The museum accommodates all types of visitors, including walk-ins, families, RV groups and more. It has become a favorite destination for Kansas City field trips year after year. ​The collection is a work in progress as preservationists continue to clean 60 more tons of artifacts in a preservation lab that’s available for visitors to watch. Come and see what they are working on today. More artifacts and interactive displays are added on an ongoing basis. Whether it’s your first visit to this favorite Kansas City attraction or you come in every year, the treasures of the Steamboat Arabia will connect you to American history in a new and exciting way.

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Dal 1435 la famiglia Mazzei produce vini unici con spirito e passione che si rinnovano di generazione in generazione. A Fonterutoli nel Chianti Classico come a Belguardo e a Zisola vive la stessa filosofia nella valorizzazione dei vitigni autoctoni. Contemporanei dal 1435. 600 anni di attività vitivinicola, ricerca e valorizzazione del territorio nel Chianti Classico, in Maremma e Sicilia. Visita la spettacolare cantina di Castello di Fonterutoli. Da oltre sei secoli, la nostra famiglia si dedica all’attività vitivinicola con passione e impegno che si rinnovano di generazione in generazione. La continua ricerca di nuovi orizzonti qualitativi ci ha portato a estendere le nostre attività su diverse frontiere enologiche, da quella storica del Castello di Fonterutoli nel Chianti classico, verso due realtà altrettanto promettenti: Belguardo nella Maremma Toscana e Zisola nella Sicilia Sud-Orientale. Attraverso il loro potenziale espressivo vogliamo declinare in contesti diversi il nostro patrimonio di esperienza, sempre nel rispetto delle caratteristiche e delle specificità di questi grandi “terroirs”. La costante attenzione a questi valori si riflette su tutti i nostri vini, per la soddisfazione dei “connaisseurs” di tutto il mondo che riconoscono nel nome Mazzei uno dei punti di riferimento del panorama enologico italiano. Con questo spirito lavoriamo per continuare a meritare la fiducia dei nostri estimatori, nel presente e nel futuro. Since 1435 the Mazzei family has been producing unique wines with spirit and passion that are renewed from generation to generation. In Fonterutoli in the Chianti Classico as in Belguardo and in Zisola, the same philosophy lives in the enhancement of native vines. Contemporary since 1435. 600 years of winemaking, research and enhancement of the territory in the Chianti Classico, Maremma and Sicily. Visit the spectacular Castello di Fonterutoli winery. For over six centuries, our family has been dedicated to the wine business with passion and commitment that are renewed from generation to generation. The continuous search for new qualitative horizons has led us to extend our activities on different oenological frontiers, from the historical one of the Castello di Fonterutoli in the classic Chianti, towards two equally promising realities: Belguardo in the Tuscan Maremma and Zisola in South-Eastern Sicily. Through their expressive potential we want to decline our wealth of experience in different contexts, always respecting the characteristics and specificities of these great “terroirs”. The constant attention to these values ​​is reflected in all our wines, to the satisfaction of the "connaisseurs" from all over the world who recognize in the name Mazzei one of the reference points of the Italian wine scene. With this spirit we work to continue to deserve the trust of our admirers, in the present and in the future.

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Patrimony UNESCO from over 20 years, the city of Venice and its Lagoon, form a pearl set in a territory rich in charm which extends for kilometers. Your visit to Venice will remain in your heart forever. Piazza San Marco is the beating heart of Venice and is considered one of the most beautiful squares in the world. That of San Marco is the only town square overlooking the sea, and is the favorite place for Venetians and tourists to stroll along an extraordinary path of Italian art and history. Napoleon Bonaparte called it "the most beautiful hall in Europe". It was built in the 9th century and paved in 1177, 100 years after its construction. The first church dedicated to San Marco, commissioned by Giustiniano Partecipazio, was built next to the Doge's Palace in 828 to house the relics of San Marco. When thinking about Saint Mark’s Basilica, the first images that come to the minds of many people are those of the mosaics and their golden backgrounds. More than 8000 square metres of mosaic cover the walls, vaults and cupolas of the Basilica. Essentially Byzantine in its architecture, the Basilica finds in the mosaics its natural integrating element. The mosaic decorations were developed through some 8 centuries of the Basilica’s history. The island of San Giorgio Maggiore is the smaller of the two and is a few tens of meters from the Giudecca Island: it is a magical and silent place, far from the tourist itineraries and, for this reason, it maintains its ancient charm intact, whose roots can be found in the distant 10th century, when the Benedictine monks founded the first convent with an adjacent church here. The Civil Hospital of Saints John and Paul in Venice is one of the major monumental complexes in the city; it is also an architectural-artistic compendium that spans nearly nine centuries; it is a moral and medical-scientific reality that is indispensable for knowing and experiencing the extraordinary Venetian civilization. In fact, it contains the hospital world of contemporary care but also the world of culture, history, art, spirituality. The sixteenth-century Hospital of San Lazzaro overlooks the Rio dei Mendicanti with the original double-façade church; on the Campo Ss Giovanni e Paolo, on the other hand, the most beautiful Renaissance facade of a secular Venetian building is mirrored, this is one of the most important urban spaces with the great Dominican Basilica of the thirteenth century and the amazing equestrian monument of Andrea Del Verrocchio, master of Leonardo . The Rialto Bridge is the oldest bridge that was built to cross the Grand Canal. What most characterizes Venice are its canals, which cross the city like streets. The largest is the Grand Canal, which divides the city in two, with its four kilometers in length. The first thing that catches the eye when you arrive in Burano is the variety of colors of its houses. It goes from yellow to fuchsia. From teal to fiery red. A kaleidoscope that amazes our view and magically reflects the lagoon. Burano is an inhabited center of 2373 inhabitants, which rises on four islands of the northern Venice lagoon. It is part of the municipality of Venice and in particular of the municipality of Venice-Murano-Burano. It is connected by a bridge to the island of Mazzorbo, which has become a sort of appendage. The town is known for its typical brightly colored houses and for the centuries-old needlework of Burano lace.

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Rome caput mundi, that's how the Romans used to entitle the city of Rome. In their times it really was the head of the world, today we can still enjoy the Heritage that tells us the history of the Roman Impire of more than 2000 years ago. Your visit to Rome will start from it's symbol: the Colosseum. The Colosseum, the construction of the Flavian Amphitheater, better known as the Roman Coliseum, began around AD 7 under the Emperor Vespasian. The Colosseum became the largest Roman amphitheater, with an elliptical structure of 188 meters long, 156 meters wide and 57 meters high. Made in brick and covered with travertine was divided into five levels with a capacity for more than 50,000 people. Close to the Colosseum, you will walk into the The Imperial Fora, a monumental architectural complex, formed by a series of buildings and monumental squares, the centre of the political activity of ancient Rome, built in a period of about 150 years, between 46 BC and 113 AD. If you get there during the sunset you will enjoy the special lights of the Roman skyes. Walking towaard the centre, you will find another beauty, the Pantheon, the only ancient Roman building remained nearly intact through the centuries. The Pantheon's dome, is the largest hemispherical dome ever built in unreinforced concrete. Despite being so ancient, with its internal diameter of 44.30 m, the dome of the Pantheon is still the largest hemispherical dome ever built in unreinforced concrete. According to tradition, St. Peter's Basilica is built on the site of the tomb of the apostle Peter which dates back to the year 60. He was crucified in the circus of Nero next door. The foundations of the basilica were then completed and the works begun in 315 were completed eleven years later. During the Renaissance, Bernini was entrusted with the redesign of the place from 1629, in particular by building the great colonnade, between 1656 and 1665. The Trevi Fountain with its 26 meters high and 20 wide is one of the largest fountains in all of Rome. Famous throughout the world for its majesty, its history has very ancient roots. From 19 d.c. to 1700, emperors and popes took turns until the restoration in 2014. Famous the scene with Anita Ekberg walking into the fountain during the Dolce Vita movie. Piazza di Spagna, with the Spanish Steps, is one of the most famous in Rome. It owes its name to the palace of Spain, seat of the Iberian state embassy to the Holy See. In the center of the square there is the famous Barcaccia fountain, which dates back to the early Baroque period, built by Pietro Bernini and his son, the most famous Gian Lorenzo. Piazza Navona, at the time of ancient Rome, was the Stadium of Domitian which was built by the emperor Domitian in 85 and in the third century it was restored by Alexander Severus. It was 265 meters long, 106 meters wide and could accommodate 30,000 spectators. Piazza Navona is one of the most famous monumental squares in Rome, built in the monumental style by the Pamphili family at the behest of Pope Innocent X with the typical shape of an ancient stadium.

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The idea of a national garden in Singapore started in 1822 when Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore and a keen naturalist, developed the first ‘Botanical and Experimental Garden’ at Fort Canning. It was only in 1859 that the Gardens at its present site was founded and laid out in the English Landscape Movement’s style by an Agri-Horticultural society. The Gardens was soon handed over to the British colonial government (in 1874) and a series of Kew-trained botanists saw the Gardens blossom into an important botanical institute over the following decades. Today, the Gardens is managed by the National Parks Board, a statutory board of the Singapore government. In the early years, the Gardens played an important role in fostering agricultural development in Singapore and the region through collecting, growing, experimenting and distributing potentially useful plants. One of the earliest and most important successes was the introduction, experimentation and promotion of Para Rubber, Hevea brasiliensis. This became a major crop that brought great prosperity to the South East Asian region in the early 20th century. From 1928, the Gardens spearheaded orchid breeding and started its orchid hybridisation programme, facilitated by new in vitro techniques pioneered in its laboratories. In contemporary times, the Gardens also played a key role in Singapore’s Garden City programme through the continual introduction of plants of horticultural and botanical interest. Established in 1859, the 82-hectare Gardens holds a unique and significant place in the history of Singapore and the region. Through the botanical and horticultural work carried out today, it will continue to play an important role as a leading tropical botanical institute, and an endearing place to all Singaporeans. The Gardens has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) on 4 July 2015. The Gardens is the first and only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It is the first in Asia and the third botanic gardens inscribed in the world following Orto botanico di Padova and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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Born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo and I am currently living in South Africa at Cape Town for seven years. I am single from now and busy shaping my programming skills and IT knowledge at Cape Peninsula university of technology (CPUT). I am a software developer, I am always keen to discover and learn about new technology and invention in IT world, I have a good understanding of programming languages, internet cloud services and Desktop support CompTIA A+. I am a self-motivated person, reliable, determined, very skilful in communication, fast learner with an open mind to expose myself into new world and concept. Live is a journey about challenges and discovering that’s why I am always ready to face new challenge in technology and software world. I really like to play guitar and read books about science and others because knowledge for me is one of the keys to open doors, make a difference and discovering new area in live.

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I have a love for the outdoors, the sea, and try to spend time as much time as possible partaking in activities in these environments. It is all about balance. From a corporate perspective I have extensive experience in management from the various industries I have been involved in namely:- Military - submarine branch Manufacturing Technical training Advertising ICT Lottery & Gaming Industry Automotive industry Drone Industry (UAV) Steel Fabrication Industry I have now reached a stage in my career where it is becoming more important to coach and mentor individuals, a key outcome of my time in Zambia. I am a very practical and technical person and pay particular attention to detail. I believe relationships are currency and have to be built on a foundation of honesty and trust. I am a very healthy and motivated individual. My major corporate achievements have been the implementation and setup of the 1st and current South African National Lotteries and my most recent achievement has been the setup of a Scratch Card Lottery in Zambia. One is never too old to experience and learn new things, I have now entered the digital arena, this is certainly exiting and the way forward.

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Set in the heart of the historic Rother valley landscape, with spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis, 14th century Bodiam Castle is one of Britain's most picturesque and romantic ancient monuments. One of the most famous and evocative castles in Britain, Bodiam was built in 1385 as both a defence and a comfortable home. The exterior is virtually complete and the ramparts rise dramatically above the moat. Enough of the interior survives to give an impression of castle life. There are spiral staircases and battlements to explore, and wonderful views of the Rother Valley from the top of the towers. In the impressive gatehouse is the castle's original wooden portcullis, an extremely rare example of its kind.

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En 2021, Chambord célèbre le 200e anniversaire de l'ouverture au public d'un monument qui continue de susciter admiration et fascination dans le monde entier. Sélectionnée en 1840 pour la première liste des monuments historiques de France, inscrite depuis 1981 au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO, Chambord s'impose comme l'une des constructions Renaissance les plus impressionnantes. Loin d'apparaître comme un palais d'habitation ou un pavillon de chasse, Chambord incarne une véritable utopie : œuvre d'art inépuisable, elle n'a pas encore livré tous ses secrets. En effet, l'utopie était le mot d'ordre de son 500e anniversaire et la philosophie directrice de la Renaissance. In 2021, Chambord is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the opening to the public of a monument that continues to elicit admiration and fascination throughout the world. Selected in 1840 for the initial list of historic monuments in France, listed since 1981 in the UNESCO World Heritage, Chambord stands out as one of the most awe-inspiring Renaissance constructions. Far from figuring as a residential palace or a hunting lodge, Chambord embodies genuine utopia: as an inexhaustible work of art, it has yet to deliver all its secrets. Indeed, utopia was the watchword of its 500th anniversary and the guiding ethos of the Renaissance.

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Lieu de résidence des rois de France du XVe au XIXe siècle, son destin est indissociable de l'histoire de France. De nombreuses personnalités littéraires et artistes y ont été conviés, comme Léonard de Vinci dont le tombeau est conservé au château. Ce château royal est ainsi l'expression du luxe à la française. Depuis ses balcons, ses toits et ses jardins en terrasses, le visiteur peut contempler les paysages de la Loire et se délecter de ce dont jouissaient les rois. A place of residence for French kings from the 15th to the 19th centuries, its destiny is inextricably linked to the history of France. Numerous literary figures and artists were invited here, like Leonardo da Vinci whose tomb is preserved at the château. This royal château is thus the expression of French-style luxury. From its balconies, its roofs and its terraced gardens, visitors can take in the Loire landscape and delight in what the kings enjoyed.

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Sieben Wochen nach dem Tod König Ludwigs II. wurde Neuschwanstein im Jahr 1886 dem Publikum geöffnet. Der menschenscheue König hatte die Burg erbaut, um sich aus der Öffentlichkeit zurückzuziehen – jetzt wurde sein Refugium zum Publikumsmagneten. Neuschwanstein gehört heute zu den meistbesuchten Schlössern und Burgen Europas. Rund 1,4 Millionen Menschen jährlich besichtigen "die Burg des Märchenkönigs". Im Sommer drängen sich im Durchschnitt täglich mehr als 6.000 Besucher durch Räume, die für einen einzigen Bewohner bestimmt waren. Das führt – in Verbindung mit dem alpinen Klima und Licht – zu erheblichen Belastungen für die wertvollen Möbel und Textilien, um deren Erhalt wir uns intensiv bemühen. Die idyllische Lage von Neuschwanstein ist einmalig. Allerdings müssen Bewegungen im Fundamentbereich ständig überwacht und die steilen Felswände immer wieder gesichert werden. Ebenso greift das raue Klima die Kalkstein-Fassaden stark an, was immer wieder Sanierungsmaßnahmen erfordert.Seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig II , Neuschwanstein was opened to the public in 1886. The shy king built the castle to withdraw from the public eye - now his refuge has become a crowd puller. Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most visited palaces and castles in Europe. Around 1.4 million people visit "the castle of the fairy tale king" every year. In summer , an average of more than 6,000 visitors a day push their way through rooms that were intended for a single resident. In connection with the alpine climate and light, this leads to considerable strain on the valuable furniture and textiles, which we strive to preserve intensively. The idyllic location of Neuschwanstein is unique. However, movements in the area of ​​the foundations must be constantly monitored and the steep rock faces must be secured again and again. The harsh climate also has a strong impact on the limestone facades, which repeatedly requires renovation measures.

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My name is Noxolo Femele and I'm 42 years old and I have 2 kids both are girls age 17 and 14 years. I worked for 43 Air School as a Receptionist for the past 5 year, and while I was there I used to help out at the Admin area and at Marketing department. That's where I got the interested on becoming 1 of the Managers but unfortunately we got retrenched. Then I went to work at Lendcor group as a Sales consultant for 1 year 6 months same we got retrenched. That's where I decided to start my small business just to make money and put food on the table until now, but things are not doing well due to covid19.

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Windsor Castle has been the home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. It is an official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, whose standard flies from the Round Tower when Her Majesty is in residence. The Queen spends most of her private weekends at Windsor Castle and takes up official residence for a month over Easter, known as 'Easter Court'. The Queen is also at Windsor for one week each June, while attending Royal Ascot and the service of the Order of the Garter at St George’s Chapel. Windsor Castle is still very much a working royal palace and is regularly used for ceremonial and State occasions, including official visits from overseas Heads of State. St George’s Hall makes a spectacular setting for a State Banquet, when a table seating 160 guests is decorated with porcelain and silver-gilt from the Royal Collection. While it was William the Conqueror who first built the castle, he didn’t live in the castle, it was used as a defensive base at the time. The Castle has been enlarged and restructured by different kings and queens during their reigns. Find out more about who built the Castle. The first king to use Windsor Castle as a residence was Henry I. Henry’s marriage to Adela, the daughter of Godfrey of Louvain, took place in the Castle in 1121. The first Plantagenet king, Henry II, lived at Windsor and built extensively there between 1165 and 1179. Windsor was also one of the favourite residences of Henry III, and he invested heavily in the royal accommodation at the Castle during his reign from 1216. It was Edward III who left the greatest impression on Windsor in the 14th-century. Windsor was the intended centre of his court and government, and the seat of the newly founded Order of the Garter.

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O Palácio Nacional da Pena é como uma joia sagrada que coroa a Serra de Sintra. O parque envolvente, em sintonia com o caráter feérico do palácio, desperta emoções de mistério e de descoberta. Nos seus recantos, os olhares perdem-se de encanto. Os tons coloridos do palácio, expoente máximo do Romantismo em Portugal e obra eterna de D. Fernando II, Rei-Artista, abrem portas à imaginação de todos os que ali chegam, e os infinitos matizes de verde que pintam o parque circundante constituem um cenário idílico, frequentemente sob o véu do característico nevoeiro da serra de Sintra. Como que saído de um conto de fadas, este lugar faz sonhar todas as gerações dos que por ali passam e que com ele se deslumbram. The Palácio Nacional da Pena is like a sacred jewel that crowns the Serra de Sintra. The surrounding park, in tune with the fairy character of the palace, awakens emotions of mystery and discovery. In its corners, eyes lose their charm. The colorful tones of the palace, the greatest exponent of Romanticism in Portugal and the eternal work of D. Fernando II, King-Artist, open doors to the imagination of all who arrive there, and the infinite shades of green that paint the surrounding park provide a backdrop idyllic, often under the veil of the characteristic fog of the Sintra mountains. As if out of a fairy tale, this place makes dreaming of all the generations who pass by and who are dazzled by it.

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I am a young vibrant lady full of energy and emotions. Born and raised in Kinshasa, DR Congo in a family of 5 children. I am the 3rd. I have studied nursing, I worked for few years as a nurse then I have changed professions and followed the path of customer service. My love for meeting new people and helping people resolve their issues has brought me there. I love challenges and I am not afraid to face one. I always say to myself "Your body is ready, I just need to set up your mind". I am married to an Amazing man, Mirand since 2018 and together we have an adorable energetic 2 years old Girl Ryleigh. I love cooking, entertainment and traveling. I spend a lot of time on TV and social media. I have a YouTube channel about food and live style : Lady Mag. I am a big fan of movies and stand up comedies. I am more of a family person, I love my family members and keep each one of them dearly in my heart. I am a spiritual person, I believe in Jesus Christ. I love kids, I have been service in the Kids Ministry in church since 2007. I enjoy being around Kids and teaching them about life and spirituality. I am an open person, always ready to hear more and learn more. Oh and... I talk a lot! I enjoy talking.

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Gehen Sie mit uns auf eine Zeitreise durch 850 Jahre…In einem Seitental der Mosel zwischen Koblenz und Cochem steht auf einem steilen Felskopf inmitten unberührter Natur Burg Eltz – die Burg mit über 850 Jahren Geschichte. Der Name der Burg stammt vom vielfach gewundenen Elzbach, der sie umfließt. Burg Eltz wurde erstmals 1157 urkundlich erwähnt und überstand alle Wirren der Jahrhunderte unbeschadet. Somit gehört sie zu den wenigen niemals zerstörten Burgen in Europa. Seit dem 13. Jahrhundert bewohnten die drei Hauptlinien des Familie Eltz verschiedene Häuser der Burg: Eltz-Kempenich, Eltz-Rodendorf und Eltz-Rübenach. So waren zwar die jeweiligen Wohnbereiche und Haushalte getrennt, die Einheit der Familie blieb aber durch den gemeinsamen Namen und das Wappen gewahrt. Diese Wohn- und Erbengemeinschaft überdauerte viele Jahrhunderte. Seit nunmehr 34 Generationen befindet sich Burg Eltz nach wie vor im Besitz der Edlen Herren und Grafen von und zu Eltz. Mit ihrer einzigartigen Architektur und ihrer malerischen Lage ist sie für die Besucher der Inbegriff einer deutschen Ritterburg! Der englischen Autorin Katherine Macquoid erschien sie mit ihren Erkern, Spitzen und Türmen wie ein „wahrhaftig verzauberter Platz, ein Märchen aus Stein“, denn in der 500-jährigen Bauzeit entstand um den Innenhof herum ein verwinkeltes Ensemble mit eng aneinander geschmiegten hohen Wohntürmen. Die Führung durch Burg Eltz nimmt den Gast mit auf eine Zeitreise durch acht Jahrhunderte, die sich in der Architektur der Räume und in deren Einrichtung widerspiegelt. Ob in der Rüstkammer, im Rittersaal, Jagdzimmer, Schlafgemach oder in der Küche – überall werden vielfältige Einblicke in das Leben auf Burg Eltz gewährt. Die Möbel und Kunstwerke aus dem Besitz der Familie Eltz vermitteln einen unvergesslichen Eindruck mittelalterlicher Wohnkultur. In den Kellergewölben der Burg erwartet den Besucher die Schatzkammer – eine private Sammlung von über 500 Exponaten nationaler und internationaler Bedeutung, darunter Gold- und Silberschmiedearbeiten, Schmuck, Porzellan, Waffen und Rüstungen. Wir freuen uns über Ihren Besuch! Übrigens: Bis in die frühen 1990er Jahre war eine Banknote der bekannteste Werbeträger für Burg Eltz - sie zierte lange Zeit die Rückseite des alten 500-Mark-Scheins. Come with us on a time travel through 850 years ... In a side valley of the Moselle between Koblenz and Cochem, Eltz Castle stands on a steep rock head in the midst of untouched nature - the castle with over 850 years of history. The name of the castle comes from the winding Elzbach that flows around it. Eltz Castle was first mentioned in a document in 1157 and survived all the turmoil of the centuries unscathed. This makes it one of the few castles in Europe that has never been destroyed. Since the 13th century, the three main lines of the Eltz family lived in different houses in the castle: Eltz-Kempenich, Eltz-Rodendorf and Eltz-Rübenach. Although the respective living areas and households were separated, the family unity was preserved through the common name and the coat of arms. This community of living and heirs lasted for many centuries. For 34 generations, Eltz Castle has been owned by the noble lords and counts von und zu Eltz. With its unique architecture and its picturesque location, it is the epitome of a German knight's castle for visitors! The English author Katherine Macquoid saw it with its bay windows, spiers and towers like a “truly enchanted square, a fairy tale made of stone”, because in the 500-year construction period a winding ensemble with high residential towers nestled together was created around the inner courtyard. The guided tour through Eltz Castle takes the guest on a journey through eight centuries, which is reflected in the architecture of the rooms and their furnishings. Whether in the armory, in the knight's hall, hunting room, bedchamber or in the kitchen - diverse insights into life at Eltz Castle are granted everywhere. The furniture and works of art owned by the Eltz family convey an unforgettable impression of medieval living culture. In the vaulted cellar of the castle, the treasury awaits the visitor - a private collection of over 500 exhibits of national and international importance, including gold and silversmiths, jewelry, porcelain, weapons and armor. We are looking forward to your visit! By the way: up until the early 1990s, a banknote was the best-known advertising medium for Burg Eltz - it adorned the back of the old 500-mark note for a long time.

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