The Third Mansion of the Vietnamese last emperor by ArtDeco

The Third Mansion of the Vietnamese last emperor by ArtDeco

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The Third Mansion of the Vietnamese last emperor is located in the mid of Love Forrest, Da Lat city, Lam Dong province, Vietnam, The palace was built from 1933 to 1937 under the dynasty of King Bao Dai, the last king of Vietnam feudal court. The palace was designed in the art deco style and lies in the middle of a pine forest near the Pasteur Institute. In the past, this villa was constructed as a retreating place King Bao Dai and his royal family to escape the summer heat but after 1950, when the French colonial came back to Vietnam, the palace occupied a role as the office and house of the king. The cube – like art deco exterior angled away from the entrance point, disuises the true size of the palace, which contains 25 rooms built within the colonial architectural framework.

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The Last Sinking House on Holland Island

The Last Sinking House on Holland Island

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The tale of the house and the man illustrates the Chesapeake’s problem with rising oceans and sinking land. Holland Island reached its peak population between 1890 and 1910. By 1910 approximately 360 people lived on the distinct ridges of high ground. Sea levels in the Chesapeake, scientists say, are rising faster than they are in some other coastal regions of the United States. The land here has been slowly sinking for thousands of years, settling itself from bulges created by the weight of Ice Age glaciers. The weight of glaciers to the north pushed the Earth’s crust down, and the crust in this area went up like the other end of a see-saw Holland Island started to noticeably lose shoreline in 1914. The residents tried desperately to save their island by importing stones to build walls and in some cases sinking boats in an attempt to slow the erosion, but all attempts failed.

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