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Please note that Tibet, Yunnan and Xinjiang are not independant countries but provinces or autonomous regions of China being a bit ethno-culturally different from the rest of PR China.
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dimanche 6 mai 2012

Italy - Venice - Basilica Santa Maria della Salute






Mar. 2012

The republic of Venice decided in 1630 to build this basilica since nearly half of the population had died because of the plague. A architect contest was held and this unusual shape was finally chosen. It was completed in 1681.
La républqiue de Venise décida de construire cette basilique dans la mesure où la peste avait déjàtué près de la moitié de la population, en 1630. Après un concours d'architecte, cette forme inhabituelle fut finalement choisie. La construction fuit achevée en 1681.