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Gripsholm Castle, everything in the castle is absolutely beautiful.



Gripsholm CastleGripsholm Castle  is a castle in Mariefred, Södermanland, Sweden. It is located by lake Mälaren in south central Sweden, in the municipality of Strängnäs, about 60 km west of Stockholm.[

Since Gustav Vasa, Gripsholm has belonged to the Swedish Royal Family and was used as one of their residences until the 18th-century. It is now a museum.

A fortress was built at the location in the 1370s by Bo Jonsson Grip. It was sold to queen Margaret in 1404, and remained the property of the crown until it was acquired by Sten Sture the Elder in 1472.

It was donated to a convent for males of the order of the Carthusians in 1498, and functioned as a convent for almost thirty years.

Gripsholm Castle1In 1526, the Carthusian Abbey was confiscated by King Gustav I during the Swedish Reformation.

The King tore it down, and built a fortified castle with circular corner towers and a wall, for defensive purposes.

Of the original medieval fortress, only the façade of a wall remains.

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Drottningholm Palace is on UNESCO's World Heritage list.


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Drottningholm_Palace_-_panorama_september_2011The Drottningholm Palace is the private residence of the Swedish royal family.

It is located in Drottningholm. Built on the island Lovön (in Ekerö Municipality of Stockholm County), it is one of Sweden's Royal Palaces. It was originally built in the late 16th century. It served as a regular summer residence of the Swedish royal court for most of the 18th century. Apart from being the private residence of the Swedish royal family, the palace is a popular tourist attraction.

Drottningholmsparken-statyThe palace and its grounds have seen many renovations, changes and additions over the past 400 years. The largest renovation, in which electricity, heating, sewage, water lines were either installed or updated and the castle roof replaced, took place between 1907 and 1913.

During a 20-year-period beginning around 1977, several major areas of the palace were restored and rebuilt. The library and national hall received much of the attention and fire protection was installed throughout the palace. In 1997, work began to clean and rebuild the exterior walls. This was completed in 2002.

The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly because of the Drottningholm Palace Theatre and the Chinese Pavilion. It was added to the list in 1991.

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Tourism, Top Nature & Parks in Sierra De la Ventana.

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Sierra_de_la_ventana_birdSierra de la Ventana still preserves vestiges of its original nature and it unfolds the species incorporated in the early twentieth century. Mountains and meadows where wild animals dwell.

Very Natural Biomas.
Almost the entire Province of Buenos Aires is known for its large plains and its far horizons. But the great fertility of its soils has been modified by man, who replaced the native pastures with crops and cattle, and now with millonaire soy.
Various plant and animal species exist only in this place. Seeing them in action is not a miracle at all. It is possible to run into many of them during any ascent in the local hills. Spring and summer are the best times in the year to do so, though autumn is the most tempting season due to its colorful ocher and yellow shades.
Sierra de la Ventana Flora and Fauna

Flora and Fauna in the Heights.
Sierra_de_la_ventana_floraGoing up to the window is mystic. The tour begins in a slope sown with pines introduced by man. After almost five hundred meters, the natural grass and herbs, exclusive from these mountains, become the protagonists of the scenery, essential for the animals dwelling these lands to survive.
Between the nine hundred and the one thousand meters of height, it is possible to watch the famous Casuhatí iguana, a variety only found in this area of the planet. The males, which have a green color, and the females, which have ocher-colored skin, feed on small unique snails which are also typical from this mountain range.

The guanacos are another great local attraction and they may be observed in herds while they prowl around the high pastures located above the one thousand meters of height. These camelids form groups made up by one male and several females with their offspring. They are taller and larger than those in Patagonia and the color of their fur gets completely mingled with the mountain range pastures.

source: Images of the World

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Artist Paints A Pretty Picture.

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Best known for her incredible portraits painted onto people that turns them into 2D works of art, Alexa Meade is steadily growing notoriety as an artist.

With paint and warped mirrored surfaces, Meade is able to achieve her impressive optical illusion. For her unique work, she has been commissioned by Mercedes-Benz, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren, and MINI Cooper as well.

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October 2015: 10 Most Popular Posts from Images Photo Gallery

1.- Bear Watching in Katmai National Park and Preserve.

Bear Watching in Katmai National Park and Preserve.

When most people envision Katmai, they think of bears. Katmai is one of the premier brown bear viewing areas in the world. About 2,200 brown bears are estimated to inhabit the park, and more bears than people are estimated to live on Alaska Peninsula. As many bear populations around the world decline, Katmai provides some of the few remaining unaltered habitats for these amazing creatures.

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2.- Abruzzo (Italy) has a strong attraction for tourists.

Abruzzo (Italy) has a strong attraction for tourists.

Abruzzo is located in central Italy, stretching from the heart of the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea, on a mainly mountainous and wild land. The mountainous inland is occupied by a vast plateau whose highest peaks are the Gran Sasso (2,912 m) and Mount Majella (2,793 m). The Adriatic coastliine

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3.- 12 Wonderful Photos of Enchanted Nature
12 Wonderful Photos of Enchanted Nature
Bend In The Yangtze River, China source Dead Horse Mill, Crystal Colorado source Enchanted Forest, Bavaria, Germany source Fairytale Tree Tunnel, Ireland source Alishan Mountains, Taiwan Image by -kent- via Flickr Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona source Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada source Kastellorizo, Greece, Mediterranean source Lake Brienz – Switzerland

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4.- Rome: Ancient Supercity [Infographic].
Rome: Ancient Supercity [Infographic].
An infographic about the city of Rome - Ancient Supercity. Rome is a city and special comune (named "Roma Capitale") in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the Province of Rome and of the region of Lazio. With 2.9 million residents in 1,285.3 km2 (496.3 sq mi), it is also the country's largest and most populated comune and fourth-most populous city in the European Union by

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5.- The 15 Craziest Things in Nature You Wont Believe Actually Exist.
The 15 Craziest Things in Nature You Wont Believe Actually Exist.
Mother Nature is beautiful and amazing because we can see many amazing stuff like these 15 things that you won’t believe they actually exist. All these places are real. It is hard to believe in that, but that is true. 1. Volcanic lightning aka “dirty thunderstorms.” 2. Frozen air bubbles in Abraham Lake. 3. Underground natural springs in Mexico. 4. Giant crystal cave in Nacia, Mexico.

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6.- Cute Baby Elephants: Born to Be Wild! (Photos).
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Elephants are some of the most spectacular animals on Earth, and baby elephants are especially adorable. They should spend their early years playing, learning, and bonding with their families, but circuses such as Ringling Bros. rip babies away from their mothers and force them to perform cruel and unnatural tricks. Here

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7.- 130 Suspended Toy Guns Form a Map of the USA.
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Artist Michael Murphy is back with yet another clever yet controversial piece! (Who could forget the assault rifle made up of 1200 ping pong balls?) For the open art competition ArtPrize this year, he's created Gun Country, a site specific installation that consists of 130 toy guns. The large installation can currently be found on the terrace of the Urban Institute for

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8.-Siena, A Step back to Medieval Tuscany.

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  Siena is likely Italy's loveliest medieval city, and a trip worth making even if you are in Tuscany for just a few days. Siena's heart is its central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer. Movie audiences worldwide can see Siena and the Palio in the James Bond movie, Quantum

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9.- Animals' Eyes Up Close.

Animals' Eyes Up Close.

Husky Black Rabbit Hyena Snail Caiman Nile Crocodile Iguana Siamese Cat Tiger Python Horse Albino Tiger Python Siamese Cat Fish 13 Most Incredible Eyes in the Animal Kingdom. Suren Manvelyan, is a bit of a jack of all trades. He has a PhD in Theoretical Physics specializing in Quantum

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10.- 20 Perfectly Timed Animal Shots.

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