Built by Shah Abbas II and used for his entertainment and receptions in welcoming dignitaries and ambassadors visit.
The palace contains many frescoes and paintings on ceramics. They depict specific historical scenes such as the infamous Battle of Chaldiran against the Ottoman Sultan Selim I, the reception of an Uzbek King in 1646, when the palace had just been completed; the welcome extended to the Mughal Emperor, Humayun who took refuge in Iran in 1544; the battle of Taher-Abad in 1510 where the Safavid Shah Ismail I vanquished and killed the Uzbek King. A more recent painting depicts Nader Shah's victory against the Indian Army at Karnal in 1739. There are also less historical, but even more aesthetic compositions in the traditional miniature style which celebrate the joy of life and love.
Cathedral of Nativity of the Virgin is the oldest preserved structure in the town of Suzdal. It was built in 1222-1225 on the site of an earlier church erected by Vladimir Monomakh in the XI century. The earlier church was the first Christian church in Suzdal. The cathedral is famous for its unique ancient frescoes of 13th-15th centuries. Also it's known for its golden gates, which are divided into squares with the scenes of the life of Christ. #suzdal#church#cathedral#fresco#frescoes
Following a regional tradition of building a chapel or shrine in thanks, DeGrazia’s goal was an adobe mission built from the ground up at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Marion DeGrazia said, “The desert was all his as far as the eye could see. There it was beautiful. It was quiet. He did not disturb the desert. He became a part of it.” Happy Throwback Thursday!
Decorata nel soffitto dal David e Abigail di D. Corvi del 1768, la Sala Verde è improntata a un gusto venezianeggiante e ospita straordinari pezzi del primo Settecento. Fra i quadri spicca la notevole Veduta di Piazza San Marco di J. Heintz, completa il lampadario di Murano.