The Opera House is an attraction not to be missed upon visiting the city of Manaus. This gorgeous theater was built at the height of the rubber boom, using European designers, decorators, even raw materials. Construction began in 1884, under the supervision of Italian architect Celestial Sacardim. No expense was spared: roofing came from Alsace, furniture from Paris, marble from Italy, and steel from England. On the outside of the building, the dome was covered with 36,000 decorated ceramic tiles painted in the colors of the Brazilian national flag. The inside was decorated by Italian painter Domenico de Angelis.
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This is how you move house in New Zealand. The tractor on the right is ploughing a track/exit for the truck to manoeuvre the house onto the road for the journey up State Highway 45. The cost of moving the house will depend mainly on the time it takes, which depends in turn on the route to be travelled, the size of the house and the degree of difficulty. It can range from a few thousand dollars to move a single-piece house, with the price increasing for the number of pieces, location and difficulty.
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The House in the Clouds is a water tower at Thorpeness, Suffolk, UK. It was built in 1923 to receive water pumped from Thorpeness Windmill. The 70-foot-tall tower consisted of a large metal tank at the top that holds 50,000 gallons. In 1979 the main water tank was removed to fully convert the building into a house. It provides spacious accommodation for the true family holiday.
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Birds prefer houses made of natural materials. Wood is the best building material. Metals other than aluminum should be avoided, for they become extremely hot when exposed to a sweltering sun. The dimensions of a birdhouse are important, especially the size of the entrance hole. The entrance hole should be just big enough for the intended bird and no bigger. Bird Houses are popular for reasons like watching birds or providing birds a safe home.
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The Oslo Opera House is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre in Norway. It has become a major tourist attraction in Oslo after its opening in 2008. It is the first opera house in the world to let visitors walk on the roof. It has three performance spaces for opera, ballet and concerts: Main House: 1,369 seats, Second House: 400 seats, The Studio: 200 seats.
Oslo Opera House Facts:
Cost € 500 million and took five years to build
Location: Bjørvika, Oslo, Norway
Client: Ministry of Church an Cultural Affairs
Ground first broken on 17 February 2003
Opened with a gala performance on 12 April 2008
Gross area: 49,000 m2 in about 1,100 rooms
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The new C-SPAN Digital Bus was launched in Washington, DC. The Bus with the latest interactive technology connect visitors to public affairs and government. It introduce students to the latest political coverage via television, the internet, and social media. Visitors can test their knowledge on a public affairs quiz. The Bus is also equipped with a Smartboard and presentation area, for discussions of the Video Library, C-SPAN Classroom, and other.
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The Integral House is a place for architecture, music and performance located at the edge of a Toronto ravine. Dr. James Stewart decided to spend most of his money on a residence. He spent some $24 million for this house, but specialists say that it is worth the price. He used for his dream relatively unknown pair of architects, Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe of Shim Sutcliffe to create his residence. Stewart was not looking to build just a residence, but he also wanted a private concert hall and lots of curves. Integral House incorporates an airy space in which chamber groups and soloists can perform to audiences of as many as 150 people. It cots $24 million US, 18,000-square-foot Integral House was completed.
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