Corner, plant, abandonment

Monte do Gozo Monte do Gozo (Hill of Joy) is a hill in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. It is known for being the place where Christian pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) get their first views of the three spires of their destination, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. At 370 metres (1,210 ft), this is the pilgrims’ last hill…

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Corner, plant, banana

Banana A banana is an edible fruit – botanically a berry – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called “plantains”, distinguishing them from dessert bananas. The fruit is variable in size, color, and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind, which may be green, yellow, red,…

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Corner, plant, papyrus

Papyrus Cyperus papyrus (papyrus, papyrus sedge, paper reed, Indian matting plant, Nile grass) is a species of aquaticflowering plant belonging to the sedge family Cyperaceae. It is a tender herbaceous perennial, native to Africa, and forms tall stands of reed-like swamp vegetation in shallow water. Papyrus sedge (and its close relatives) has a very long history of use by humans, notably by the Ancient Egyptians—it is the source of papyrus paper,…

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Corner, plant, Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree (137 kilometres or 85 miles) north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia‘s Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore’s territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23%…

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Corner, plant, Christmas

Christmas tree A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce, pine, or fir or an artificial tree of similar appearance, associated with the celebration of Christmas. The modern Christmas tree was developed in medieval Livonia(present-day Estonia and Latvia) and early modern Germany, where Protestant Germans brought decorated trees into their homes. It acquired popularity beyond the Lutheran areas of Germany and the Baltic countries during the second half of the 19th…

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Corner, plant, Antwerp

Anversa (Antwerpen in neerlandese, Anvers in francese) è una città di 506.922 abitanti del Belgio settentrionale, la più importante nella regione delle Fiandre, una delle tre regioni dello Stato, e il capoluogo della provincia omonima. Secondo una leggenda risalente al XV secolo, il nome “Antwerpen” deriva dalla frase Hand werpen cioè “lanciare la mano” riferita…

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Corner, plant, exposition

TATE Tate è un complesso di quattro musei pubblici britannici, due dei quali si trovano a Londra (Tate Britain, 1897, già noto come Tate Gallery, e Tate Modern, 2000), uno a Liverpool (Tate Liverpool, 1988) e un altro a Saint Ives in Cornovaglia(Tate St Ives, 1993). La sede si trova nella ex Tate Gallery, edificio di Millband progettato da Sidney R. J. Smith. Con il susseguirsi degli…

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Corner, plant, sofa

STAVANGER Stavanger (IPA: [stɑˈʋɑŋər]) è un comune e una città della Norvegia situata nella contea di Rogaland, della quale è capoluogo amministrativo. L’area metropolitana è la terza più grande area urbana della Norvegia[2], include anche i comuni di Sola, Randaberg e Sandnes raggiungendo così una popolazione complessiva di 241 990 abitanti[1]. Stavanger ha ricevuto lo status di città nel 1125. Stavanger è nota come la capitale del petrolio della…

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