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Field house located on canal in highlands near Mai Chau
 Field house located on canal in highlands near Mai Chau
A thatched roof house is located along a canal used for irrigating wet-rice fields in the highlands near Mai Chau. Such small houses built of local plant materials may be used by Southeast Asian highland families on a permanent basis, especially if they are...
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16th century timber-framed house
16th century timber-framed house
A 16th-century timber-framed house, at the top of Church Lane in Ely, England. Typical middle-class Elizabethan houses were framed with vertical timbers, which were often supported by diagonal timbers. The timbered walls were plastered with mortar and then...
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All-Seeing Eye image in Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh
All-Seeing Eye image in Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh
This All-Seeing Eye image framed in a triangle surrounded by sun rays and carved lotus blossoms is displayed in the Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh. The elaborate temple, located about 60 miles northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, was constructed between 1933 and 1955....
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Antique market in Lenoir, NC
Antique market in Lenoir, NC
This is an antique market in Lenoir, North Carolina. The city is home to an interesting variety of architecture, varying from the contemporary to the historic. Some buildings have odd details and features; for instance, in this photo, the cornice of the building...
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Arched doorways and walled entrance into Fukian Chinese assembly hall at Hoi An
Arched doorways and walled entrance into Fukian Chinese assembly hall at Hoi An
Three arched doorways enter the walled compound of the Fukian Chinese assembly hall at Hoi An. The ornamented brick gateway has step-tiered, green tile roofs decorated with carved dragons. A large four-legged ceremonial bronze urn is seen in front of the central...
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Art store in Quito, Ecuador
Art store in Quito, Ecuador
A colonial-style home sits on a street corner in Quito, Ecuador. The home has a tiled roof and several decorative accents made of wrought iron. Several outdoor umbrellas are visible, possibly denoting a cafe. Quito is the capital of Ecuador, though with a...
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Balinese temple roof shows multi-tiered thatch construction
Balinese temple roof shows multi-tiered thatch construction
A Balinese temple roof shows their characteristic multi-tiered thatch construction. Coconut palm trees frame the background to the temple roofs. Most Balinese families belong to several different temples, which are associated with villages, sub-village neighborhoods,...
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The Barker House in Edenton, NC
The Barker House in Edenton, NC
This is the Barker House in Edenton, North Carolina. According to its historic marker, it was the "home of Thomas Barker, N.C. agent to England, and his wife Penelope, reputed leader of the Edenton Tea Party, 1774."
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Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts in Wilmington, NC
Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts in Wilmington, NC
This is the Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts in Wilmington, North Carolina. This mansion is a premier architectural and historical treasure in North Carolina, a spectacular example of antebellum architecture. The Bellamy Mansion offers tours,...
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Biltmore Estate
In North Carolina in the New South, page 5.1
George Washington Vanderbilt inherited a tremendous sum of money and used it to build a massive house and grounds near Asheville.
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Bostick Schoolhouse
Bostick Schoolhouse
This is a picture of a restored one-room schoolhouse. The building is made of unpainted brown wooden clapboards. There are two doors, one at the front of the building and one at the side. There are two large double-hung windows on the side of the building...
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Broken stone doorway at Ta Prohm site at Angkor
Broken stone doorway at Ta Prohm site at Angkor
The massive left stone post of this doorway at Ta Prohm has broken and dropped to the ground. The top and right side of the stone door frame remain wedged in place, allowing people to pass through. Ta Prohm was built as a double-moated, royal monastery during...
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The Burgwin-Wright House in Wilmington, NC
The Burgwin-Wright House in Wilmington, NC
This is the Burgwin-Wright House in Wilmington, North Carolina. Built upon the foundation of the old jail, the Burgwin-Wright House was built in 1770 by John Burgwin, a planter, merchant, and treasurer of the colony of Carolina. It was occupied by Lord Cornwallis...
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Cambodian flag flies above metal roof of building near Siem Reap
Cambodian flag flies above metal roof of building near Siem Reap
A Cambodian flag flies above the corrugated metal roof of a building near Siem Reap. The Cambodian flag has three horizontal, colored bands. The top and bottom bands are blue, and the double-width middle band is red. Centered in the red band is a black-outlined,...
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Carved animals on ceiling in Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh
Carved animals on ceiling in Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh
Animal figures are carved around a light fixture on the ceiling of the Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh. Visible here are a turtle, representing longevity, a phoenix-like bird, representing nobility, and a protective lion dog. The animal forms and the surrounding...
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Carved columns and robed worshipper on veranda of Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh
Carved columns and robed worshipper on veranda of Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh
Three columns carved with dragons and lotus flowers, and a white-robed worshipper walking nearby, are seen on the front veranda of the Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh. White robes are worn by lay congregants and solid color robes of red, blue, or yellow are worn...
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Carved relief of four dancing female divinities with spiked crowns at Angkor Wat
Carved relief of four dancing female divinities with spiked crowns at Angkor  Wat
Four dancing female divinities with spiked crowns appear together on a carved stone bas-relief at Angkor Wat. These dancing female divinities (each called an "apsaras") are said to be created for the entertainment of the Hindu gods. They often are recognizable...
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The Castle on Ocracoke Island
The Castle on Ocracoke Island
This is the Castle on Ocracoke Island. It was built by Virginia entrepeneur Sam Jones during the 1950s and was worked on and added to through the 60s and 70s. It overlooks Silver Lake, a small harbor. Sam Jones is buried on Ocracoke Island with his favorite...
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Central court of the Imperial City at Hue damaged during Vietnam War in 1968
Central court of the Imperial City at Hue damaged during Vietnam War in 1968
Buildings in the central court of the Imperial City at Hué that were badly damaged during the Vietnam War are now topped with vegetation and surrounded by grassy fields. In 1968 the North Vietnamese army launched the Tet Offensive against U.S. troops who...
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Ceramic tile roofs of houses in Hoi An
Ceramic tile roofs of houses in Hoi An
A view of the ceramic tile roofs of houses in Hoi An also shows the area's suspended electric lines and surrounding vegetation. Coconut trees are visible in the background. Interlocking ceramic tiles are used to roof cement houses in many areas of Southeast...
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