Southern Highlands, NSW

Berrima

The township was established in the 1830s during a time of great exploration and expansion in New South Wales. In 1829 surveyor general Major Thomas Mitchell camped near the site of the present bridge over the Wingecarribee River while surveying the route for the Great South Road. He advised governor Bourke that here was an ideal town site, and surveyor Robert Hoddle submitted a plan for the village which was approved in 1831. Berrima is widely recognised today as the best preserved example of a Georgian village on the Australian mainland.

St Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Built on the site of the convict stockade. Originally known as St Scholastica’s, the foundation stone was laid by Archbishop Polding in 1849. It is one of only two churches in Australia designed by the architect Augustus Pugin, who worked on the design of the Houses of Parliament in London.

Berrima Gaol. The colonial architect Mortimer Lewis supervised construction of the Gaol over a four-year period from 1835 to 1839. During WW1 the prison housed German internees and in WW2 it was used to store munitions. After extensive alterations, it reopened in 1949 as the Berrima Training Centre.
St Francis Xavier Catholic Church Statue of St Francis above the main entrance
Berrima Court House Designed by Colonial Architect Mortimer Lewis and constructed between 1835 and 1838. Berrima Court House played a significant role in Australia’s judicial history, the very first trial by jury in the colony was held here in April 1841.

Belmore Falls  The Barrengarry Creekes descends over three drops, ranging in height between 77–130 metres
Fitzroy Falls Created by the Yarrunga Creek dropping 81m off the sandstone escarpment into the Yarrunga Valley

Yarrunga Valley viewed from the East Rim of Fitzroy Falls

Fitzroy Falls Reservoir and wildflower

Moss on gravestones at Myra Vale Cemetery near Fox Run Church

Jamberoo Lookout towards the coast

Musée d’Orsay, Paris, Île-de-France, France

The Musée d’Orsay is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum’s opening in 1986. It is one of the largest art museums in Europe.

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Orsay Museum and the Seine viewed from the Passerelle de Solferino

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David, ca 1872, Antonin Mercié and the old station clock
Old clock overlooking the main hall
Une Trouvaille a Pompei, 1863, Hippolyte Moulin

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Eve after the fall, 1869, Eugene Delaplanche
Myrtho The Young Tarantine, 1871, Alexandre Schoenewerk
Sortie du bain, 1861, Paul Cabet

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Sapho, 1852, James Pradier
Polar Bear, 1922, François Pompon
Penelope, 1842, Jules Cavelier
Jean D’Aire, 1884-1889, Auguste Rodin
Seated Lion, 1846, Antoine-Louis Barye
La France impériale portant la lumière dans le monde et protégeant les Sciences, l’Agriculture et l’Industrie, 1865, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

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Capresse des colonies, 1861, Charles Henri Joseph Cordier
Héraklès tue les oiseaux du lac Stymphale, 1909, Antoine Bourdelle
Small Dancer Aged 14, 1865-1881, Edgar Degas

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La Danse, 1868, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
View of Paris through the Orsay Clock Window
Narcisse, 1867, Paul Dubois and view of the central alley

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La jeune Tarentine, 1872, Alexandre Schoenewerk
Child with Cat, 1887, Pierre Auguste Renoir
Water Mirror, 1894-1908, Johan Axel Gustav Acke
Nymphéas bleus, 1916-1919, Claude Monet
Portrait de l’artiste, 1889, Vincent Van Gogh
Small Dancer Aged 14, 1865-1881, Edgar Degas

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Sculpture on the mantelpiece in the Ballroom
Sirène, 1889, Denys Puech
La Pensée, ca 1895, Auguts Rodin

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La rêveuse, ca 1876, James Tissot
Nu rose, tête ombrée, ca 1919, Pierre Bonnard
Woman in her bath, 1867, Albert Stevens
Les deux soeurs, 1863, James Tissot
L’odalisque allongée, ca 1870, Benjamin-Constant
La Nuit, 1897, Henri Fantin-Latour

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La chambre de Van Gogh à Arles, 1889, Vincent Van Gogh
Mademoiselle Gachet dans son jardin à Auvers-sur-Oise, ca 1890, Vincent Van Gogh
La méridienne, 1889-1890, Vincent Van Gogh
La nuit étoilée, 1888, Vincent Van Gogh
Portrait de l’artiste, 1889, Vincent Van Gogh
L’église d’Auvers-sur-Oise, vue du chevet, 1890, Vincent Van Gogh

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Vairumati, 1897, Paul Gauguin
Solitude, 1893, Thomas Harrison
Arearea (Joyousness), 1892, Paul Gauguin
Les Iles d’Or, 1891-1892, Henri-Edmond Cross
La Femme Aux Gants, 1890, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Bords de rivière, la Seine à Herblay, 1889, Paul Signac

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Arï Redon with Sailor Collar, ca 1897, Odilon Redon
Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe, 1862-1863,  Édouard Manet
Still-Life with Chrysanthemums. 1897, Claude Monet
Le Sahara, 1867, Gustave Guillaumet
Campaign of France, 1814, Ernest Meissonier
Eléphants d’Afrique, before 1867, Charles Emile de Tournemine

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Essai de figure en plein-air : Femme à l’ombrelle tournée vers la gauche, 1886, Claude Monet
En norvégienne, 1887, Claude Monet
Essai de figure en plein-air : Femme à l’ombrelle tournée vers la droite, 1886, Claude Monet
Chasse aux papillons, 1874, Berthe Monsot
La Seine à Suresnes, 1877, Alfred Sisley
Le repos au bord du ruisseau. Lisière de bois, 1878, Alfred Sisley

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Le jardin de l’artiste à Giverny, 1900, Claude Monet
Nymphéas bleus, 1916-1919, Claude Monet
Le bassin aux nymphéas, harmonie verte, 1889, Claude Monet
La Seine à Vétheuil, effet de soleil après la pluie, 1879, Claude Monet
La bergère, 1881, Camille Pisaro
Vase de fleurs, 1873, Henri Fantin-Latour

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Le repos au bord du ruisseau. Lisière de bois, 1878, Alfred Sisley
Londres, le Parlement. Trouée de soleil dans le brouillard, 1904, Claude Monet
La Seine à Suresnes, 1877, Alfred Sisley
Still-Life with Chrysanthemums. 1897, Claude Monet
La nuit étoilée, 1888, Vincent Van Gogh
Woman in the Orchard, 1882, Camille Pissarro

 

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France

Notre-Dame de Paris is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and is among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world. The Notre-Dame de Paris was among the first buildings in the world to use the flying buttress. The building was not originally designed to include the flying buttresses around the choir and nave but after the construction began, the thinner walls grew ever higher and stress fractures began to occur as the walls pushed outward. In response, the cathedral’s architects built supports around the outside walls, and later additions continued the pattern. Many small individually crafted statues were placed around the outside to serve as column supports and water spouts. Among these are the famous gargoyles, designed for water run-off, and chimeras. The statues were originally colored as was most of the exterior. The paint has worn off. The cathedral was complete by 1345.

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Portail du Jugement Dernier, illustrating Christ the Judge and Archangel Michael directing the righteous to heaven and the damned to hell
Frontal view from the Parvis Notre Dame
Portail de Sainte-Anne, depicting  the story of the Virgin’s parents, the Annunciation, and Nativity of Christ

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Portail du Jugement Dernier

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Gallery of Kings, with 28 figures of French Kings, and a statue of the Virgin with Child between two angels in front of a large rose

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Statue of Carolus Magnus on the Parvis Notre Dame
View from the Rue de Cloitre
Statue of the Virgin with Child between two angels in front of a large rose

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Details of the entrance portals

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The 12 Apostles near the spire
Cross on the East side of Notre Dame
The 12 Apostles near the spire
Water sprite along the Rue de Cloitre
Angel on the Fountain of the Virgin in the Place Jean XXIII
Gargoyles

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Candles burning in the cathedral

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The spire viewed from Promenade Maurice Careme
The 12 Apostles near the spire
West facade viewed from Le Petit Pont

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Belltowers viewed from Promenade Maurice Careme
Fountain of the Virgin and the butresses viewed from Place Jean XXIII
The spire of the cathedral

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View of the cathedral from Promenade Maurice Careme

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Central nave of Notre Dame
South Rose window
Devotive candles in from of picture of Jesus on the cross

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Wooden Relief Depicting the Stories of Christ

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Mother and child statue
Portail de la Vierge showing the Assumption of the Virgin and Ark of the Covenant
Mother and child statue

 

Montmartre, Paris, Île-de-France, France

Montmartre is a large hill in Paris’s 18th arrondissement. It is 130 metres high and gives its name to the surrounding district. Montmartre is primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur on its summit and as a nightclub district. The other, older, church on the hill is Saint Pierre de Montmartre, which claims to be the location at which the Jesuit order of priests was founded. At the beginning of the twentieth century, during the Belle Époque, many artists had studios or worked in or around Montmartre, including Salvador Dalí, Amedeo Modigliani, Claude Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh.

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Main entrance of the Sacré-Cœur along the Parvis du Sacré-Cœur with statues of King St Louis and Joan of Arc

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The Church of Saint Peter of Montmartre
Sacré-Cœur viewed from Rue St Rustique
Le Moulin de la Galette

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Sacré-Cœur from Rue de la Bonne
Sacré-Cœur from Rue Lamarck
Sacré-Cœur from Parvis du Sacré-Cœur

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Statue of Joan of Arc
Statue of St Michael
Statue of King St Louis

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Sacré-Cœur from the Parvis du Sacré-Cœur
Sacré-Cœur  and belltower from Rue de la Bonne
Statue of Joan of Arc and Sacré-Cœur from the Parvis du Sacré-Cœur

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The Apse Mosaic in the Sacré-Cœur

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Mother and child statue
Apse Mosaic in the Sacré-Cœur
Nantes statue

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Statues and sculptures around Sacré-Cœur

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Skyline of Paris viewed from the towers of Sacré-Cœur

 

 

Eifel Tower, Paris, Île-de-France, France

In 1889, Paris hosted an Exposition Universelle, World’s Fair, to mark the 100-year anniversary of the French Revolution. More than 100 artists submitted competing plans for a monument to be built on the Champ-de-Mars. When Gustave Eiffel’s company built Paris’ most recognizable monument for the 1889 World’s Fair, many regarded the massive iron structure with skepticism.

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View from Avenue Gustave Eifel

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View from Quai Branly

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View from Pont d’Iena
View from the Trocadero and The Palais de Chaillot
View from Allee Adrienne Lecouvreur

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View from Avenue Gustave Eifel
View from Avenue Gustave Eifel
Detailed view from Quai Branly