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N 4 B 438 C 0 E Jul 27, 2019 F Jul 29, 2019
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George Washington died in his bedchamber at Mount Vernon on December 14, 1799. His last will outlined his desire to be buried at home at Mount Vernon. Washington additionally made provisions for a new brick tomb to be constructed after his death, which would replace the original yet quickly deteriorating family burial vault. In 1831, Washington’s body was transferred to the new tomb, along with the remains of Martha Washington and other family members. Today, the gently wooded enclosure that surrounds the Washingtons' final resting place is a lovely, fitting space to pay homage to the Father of Our Country and the first First Lady.

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N 19 B 1.1K C 3 E May 22, 2018 F May 22, 2018
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The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception commonly referred to as the New Cathedral of Cuenca , is the cathedral church in Cuenca, Ecuador, situated in front of Parque Calderon.

The plan of the Cathedral was drawn up by Juan Bautista Stiehle (1829-1899), a German-born friar who arrived in Cuenca from Alsace in 1873 — on suggestions made by Bishop León Garrido. The Cathedral took over the function of the nearby Old Cathedral that had become too small. Construction works started in 1885 and lasted for almost a century. This building combines many architecture styles, but Romanesque Revival is predominant. The cathedral is surmounted by three giant domes covered by striking blue and white glazed tile from Czechoslovakia. Its stained glass windows were created by Spanish artist Guillermo Larrazábal.

Its towers are truncated due to a calculation error of the architect. If they had been raised to their planned height, the foundation would not have been able to bear the weight. In spite of the architect's immense mistake, the skyline of its domes has become a symbol for the city. Its facade is made of alabaster and local marble, while the floor is covered with pink marble, brought from Carrara (Italy).

When the Cathedral was first constructed 9,000 out of Cuenca's 10,000 inhabitants could fit in the building.

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N 7 B 1.7K C 0 E May 22, 2018 F May 22, 2018
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Indigenous peoples in Ecuador, or Native Ecuadorians, are the groups of people who were present in what became Ecuador when Europeans arrived. Seven percent of Ecuador's population is of indigenous heritage, while another 72 percent is of mixed indigenous and European heritage. Afro-Ecuadorian, people of Spanish descent, and others make up the remaining 20 percent. In the photo, a woman knits a Panama hat.

N 12 B 809 C 0 E May 22, 2018 F May 22, 2018
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Indigenous peoples in Ecuador, or Native Ecuadorians, are the groups of people who were present in what became Ecuador when Europeans arrived. Seven percent of Ecuador's population is of indigenous heritage, while another 72 percent is of mixed indigenous and European heritage. Afro-Ecuadorian, people of Spanish descent, and others make up the remaining 20 percent. In the photo, a clay pots saleswoman displays her wares in the city's Plaza Rotary.


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