I never knew I wanted a room full of giant antique chandeliers before this moment. (Go ahead and start singing it - you know you want to.) This was around the time I learned someone (whose name rhymes with pie) was obsessing over linen cafe curtains. Some people are so sensible and practical. #visitgent #theprettycities #sharingaworldofshops
Mahkama du Pacha, a parliamentary building in Casablanca, Morocco
Photo credit: @hannahchen_yj
The Mahakama du Pacha, located in the Habous Quarter of Casablanca, in the central-western part of Morocco, is actually a palace built in the middle of the 20th century which served both as a palace for the justice and the place of reception for the pasha.
This unique building was erected on a hill, so it rises above the quarter like a castle, and its architectural style shows strong Moorish influences. On the inside, graceful arches coexist with ornate doors. Tiles of various colours — yellow, blue, and black — complement the marble pillars. Rich furnishings adorn the floors.
The name of the building can be loosely translated as ‘Pasha’s courthouse’, which is appropriate considering the function of the building.
The ceiling is made of carved cedar wood that harmonizes perfectly with the chiseled stucco and polychrome mosaics which can be found decorating the interiors. There are also white, marble columns and rigid geometric designs which add the finishing touches to an already unimaginably graceful interior.
The building is also sometimes referred to as the ‘Prefecture of Habous’. As it stands today as a working building, it is not always possible to gain inside access.
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🇫🇷 Petit Palais - Une dernière photo (promis!) pour terminer cette série. L’occasion pour moi de remercier chaleureusement chacune et chacun d’entre vous avoir contribué à son grand succès !
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Sigirya. No words can describe 😍
So you have 2 options when you get to Sigiriya. Go right, pay around £30, trek up a well-trodden path to the main event.
OR, you can go left, get to the temple, take your shoes off and cover shoulders and legs, pay £2.15, walk through the temple area, take a photo with a sleeping Buddha, leave the temple area, put your shoes back on, and proceed on a steep climb that becomes more like an assault course for each moment you ascend, and then reach the top of #Pidurangala , where you get to view the main event. We know we will be back to Sri Lanka for certain, so we went for the cheap route first and well.. this was the result. No regrets. 📸 🇱🇰
Design that never fades. The historic clock tower was the tallest building in the world when it was first built in 1909. Still one of my favorites in the city, I think I’ll always be drawn to the historic character over glass skyscrapers.
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Shot of the Prinsengracht with the Westerkerk dominating the view. he Westerkerk was built between 1620 and 1631 in Renaissance style according to designs by architect Hendrick de Keyser. The Westerkerk was one of the first purposely built Protestant churches. Today the Westerkerk remains the largest church in the Netherlands that was built for Protestants, and is still in use.💕🌸 did you know you can get inside the tower and see the city from up there ? 😊 it's wonderful!