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his-name-was-writ-in-water:

A German soldier poses in the 238mm barrel of the Paris-Geschütz (Paris Gun, or Kaiser-Wilhelm-Geschütz) during the Spring Offensive of 1918.

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piety-patience-modesty-distrust:

A monument to Tsar Alexander III in front of Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow

piety-patience-modesty-distrust:

A monument to Tsar Alexander III in front of Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow

(Source: en.ria.ru)

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steampunktendencies:

The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (DutchKoninklijke Serres van LakenFrenchSerres Royales de Laeken), are a vast complex of monumental heated greenhouses in the park of the Royal Palace of Laeken in the north of Brussels. It is one of the major tourist attractions of the city.

The complex was commissioned by King Leopold II and designed by Alphonse Balat. Built between 1874 and 1895, the complex was finished with the completion of the so-called “Iron Church”, a domed greenhouse that would originally serve as the royal chapel. The total floor surface of this immense complex is 2.5 hectares (270,000 square feet). 800,000 liters (over 200,000 US gallons) of fuel oil are needed each year to heat the buildings.

The complex can only be visited during a two-week period in April–May each year, when most flowers are in full bloom.

Credits : [Wikipedia] [Olivier Polet] [Luc Viatour]

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33 years ago: The Prince of Wales marries Lady Diana Spencer

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romanovdreams:

Olga and Tatiana on the Standart with Nikolai Sablin, 1913.

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I Love Art → Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873)

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wahnwitzig:

US Navy officer with dog, WWI

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sierrahiker8:

The assassination of the King Carlos I and Prince Royal Luis Felipe, Lisbon, Portugal, 1908. In 1910, a republic was proclaimed.

And you can see Queem Amelie defending her youngest son King Manuel II with her quick thinking and bouquet of flowers.