A Visit To The National Museum Of Art
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A-Visit-To-The-National-Museum-Of-ArtThe National Museum of Art may be gone through in one day. However, with the frequent rotation of traveling exhibitions, there is almost regularly a reason to return to the museum. If you have never been to the National Museum of Art, it is recommended that you give yourself extra time so that you may give each gallery the time it deserves.
The National Museum of Art, likewise renowned as the National Gallery of Art, is a massive gallery located in Washington, D.C. The gallery focuses on the art of those who have had historic ties to the United States of America, with a focus on American, British, Spanish, French, Dutch, Flemish plus Italian arts. With a variety of art styles, ranging from paintings to sculptures, there is a little of something for everyone at the National Museum of Art.
The National Museum of Art is a 2 building, multi story complex with garden cafe plus four wings of galleries. There is a sculpture hall, as well as a Rotunda in the upper floor of the west building. The ground floor is dedicated to prints, drawings, sculptures, decorative arts besides is the location of all temporary exhibitions that are currently visiting the museum. The east building contains shops and auditoriums, as well as extra galleries that are used as needed. There are likewise a huge deal of offices plus storage facilities situated in the east building that is not open to the public...

Singapore Jurong Bird Park
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One of the main attractions nestles in the corner of the island, a very unassuming locale with an ornate gate and a collection of the most rarest and beautiful species of the animals of flight you will ever see; the Singapore Jurong Bird Park is definitely a must visit for anyone to be visiting this lovely island named after the mythical sealion. This place appeals to anyone with a love for the unusual, exciting, the colourful and an experience that closely resembles a natural rainforest within the edifices of concrete and steel.
The Singapore Jurong Bird Park is located in the westerly area of Singapore and the rustic locale just adds to the rustic charm. It feels like an adventure as you leave the busy lights and mass crowds of the town centres and the charming suburbs - languishing slowly through a busy highway that slowly but sure becomes quieter and quieter as the kilometres go by. Reaching the all familiar sign, you will be treated to an almost minituaristic Jurassic park like entrance, only instead of a roar and a thunder shaking rumble - you will experience the warm smiles of the staff and the calls of different species echoing through the air...

Piazza San Marco - One of the World's Most Elegant Squares
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Piazza San Marco by night
Perpetually packed by day with people and fluttering pigeons, it can be magical at night, especially in winter, when mists swirl around the lamp posts and the Campanile.
If you face the basilica from in front of the Correr Museum, you'll notice that rather than being a strict rectangle, this square opens wider at the basilica end, creating the illusion that it's even larger than it is.
The Piazza was paved in the late 13th century with bricks laid in a herringbone pattern. Bands of light stone ran parallel to the long axis of the main piazza. These lines were probably used to help set up market stalls and in organizing frequent ceremonial processions. This original pavement design can be seen in paintings of the late Middle Ages and through the Renaissance, such as Gentile Bellini's Procession in Piazza San Marco of 1496.
On your left, the long, arcaded building is the Procuratie Vecchie, built in the early 16th century as offices and residences for the powerful magistrates...

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