The castle on a hill called Tor has existed since before the Norman invasion, even though it was made of wood until the end of 1100.
In the late 1300s the castle was purchased by the Luttrell family who lived there until 1976 when the castle and land were donated to the National Trust.
On several occasions, especially in the Tudor period, the Luttrell family renovated the property practically transforming it into a villa.
In 1800 it was renovated again to adapt to modern tastes, it was the times of the Neo-Gothic revival and then the castle was transformed into a building in that style that is as you see it now. The architect who worked there was Anthony Salvin, also famous for the works of Alnwick Castle which is Hogwarth in the Harry Potter films, therefore2nm you can imagine the style.
Almost nothing remains of the medieval castle now except the large tower and the ruins of some towers. The castle can be visited in spring and summer and is managed by the National Trust, if you are registered with this organisation you will not pay the entrance fee.
Among the many things to see at Dunster Castle are the interiors which are undoubtedly interesting, a portrait of John Luttrell’s Tudor times showing him along with the three graces and several Greek goddesses.
Dunster Castle is also home to several species of bats that you can find in the park, and don’t miss the gardens which are an oasis of the Mediterranean in the middle of Somerset.
The views of the Bristol Channel that you can get from the park are also not to be missed. You can also visit a perfectly functioning old water mill.
Like all self-respecting castles Dunster Castle has a ghost, rumored to be in King Charles’ bedroom. Dunster Castle also hosts numerous events throughout the year, from falconry to Easter egg hunts.
The new Munch Museum in Oslo opens in October 2021
It will open on Oct 22nd this year. The new Munch Museum in Oslo will have 11 exhibition halls, concert and conferences spaces, a panoramic terrace, bars and restaurants, as well as a large bookshop and various lounge areas, where you can take a break or have a chat. The new Oslo museum, is aiming to become a dynamic cultural centre. The new buildings if five times larger than the previous one.
The project has been the target of harsh criticism related, above all, to the aesthetics of the building, a structure which, according to many, would be cold and clumsy. Beyond the aesthetic aspects, it is worth underlining the architects’ commitment and attention to sustainability issues.
Obviously, the figure of the artist Edvard Munch , from which it takes its name, will be told and enhanced through different approaches and multiple points of view. The new museum will also present the work of other Norwegian artists in a more comprehensive way, says the press release.
The new Munch Museum is being financed by the Oslo City Council and will be located in the city centre, not far from the National Museum of Art .
The large exhibition program designed to enhance the immense heritage museum consisting of over 26. 000 works of art, including paintings, sketches, graphics, drawings and sculptures made by Munch himself, as well as an infinity of his personal items, letters and photographs.
New acquisitions will support and enrich both the permanent exhibition and new temporary exhibitions, which will thus remain open to the public throughout the year. The permanent exhibition presents a representative selection from the approximately 60 works of art related to Munch’s early artistic attempts.
After the opening, we will not only see a collection exhibited by themes in the sections “Infinite”, “Up close”, “Huge”, “Stenersen” and “All is life “. There will also be the work of contemporary artists compared with Munch, starting with the exhibition “ Tracy Emin / Edvard Munch. The solitude of the spirit “.
- Polish Release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. The disk DOES NOT have English audio and subtitles.
- Geir Wetby, Gro Fraas (Actors)
- Peter Watkins (Director)
- English (Subtitle)
- Audience Rating: Parental Guidance
- Hardcover Book
- English (Publication Language)
- 224 Pages - 04/11/2019 (Publication Date) - Thames and Hudson Ltd (Publisher)
What is that spire outside Charing Cross station in London?
The cross was destroyed in the year 1647 by the Puritans during the English Civil War. After the construction of Charing Cross station in 1865, a reproduction of Eleanor Cross was created and placed outside the station and not in its original place in Trafalgar Square where the equestrian sculpture dedicated to Carlo.
The reproduction was created by the architect EM Barry himself who built the railway station. He used uncommon images available from the original. at the top, there are eight images of Eleonora, 4 as a queen, with imperial symbols and 4 represented as a Christian. Below are curved angels and shields with royal weapons and those of Ponthieu, Castile and Leon, all copied from still extant Eleanor Crosses who were at Waltham Cross and Northampton.
Incredible painted medieval village
Every so often you hear of a wonderful place for the first time and you wonder how you had never heard of it before. Today we are talking of a medieval village found near Bologna, in Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy.
The Medieval Village of Dozza
In fact, the walls of the buildings and situations are completely covered with artistic work and frescoes. We are talking about an open-air museum, where we can admire drawings, colours and paintings that are quite magical.
If you are near Bologna go and see Dozza
It has a beautiful historic centre and a castle called Rocca Sforzesca with beautiful halls. There is also a beautiful church and the food is to die for. Dozza also hosts a couple of food festivals every year, food is very important here. ior54kl mrior587io
Every two years in September there is a festival when artists paint the walls of the houses. The Biennale del Muro Dipinto.is the most important event in Dozza. In four days of September, famous national and international artists perform permanent works on the walls of the houses of the small town, giving it the peculiar characteristic of an open-air art gallery. Dozza has been inhabited for thousands of years, it was a Celtic village before the arrivals of the Romans.
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