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Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam: the Chinese Tea House in the Park

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Buring, Johann Gottfried (1723-1788)
NOTES: Sanssouci was the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. Built above a terraced vineyard in 1745-1747, it is essentially a single-storey villa, containing ten principal rooms. The creation of the Park, organised around several buildings, began soon after the completion of the palace.

Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam: one of the Chinese figures by Benkert and Heymueller at the base of the palm tree columns of the Chinese Tea House

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Benkert, Johann Peter (1709-1765)
NOTES: Sanssouci was the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. Built above a terraced vineyard in 1745-1747, it is essentially a single-storey villa, containing ten principal rooms. The creation of the Park, organised around several buildings, began soon after the completion of the palace.The Chinese House was designed by Johann Gottfried Buring in 1755-1757.

Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam: the entrance to the Chinese Tea House in the Park

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Buring, Johann Gottfried (1723-1788)
NOTES: Sanssouci was the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. Built above a terraced vineyard in 1745-1747, it is essentially a single-storey villa, containing ten principal rooms. The creation of the Park, organised around several buildings, began soon after the completion of the palace.

Ceremonial arches over The Mall for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, London

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Bedford, Eric (1909-2001)
NOTES: Elizabeth ascended the throne upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952 and was crowned Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953.

Official opening of the Royal National Theatre, South Bank, London: kitchen staff look on as members of the Royal family process through the foyer

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Denys Lasdun & Partners
NOTES: The Royal National Theatre comprises the Olivier, the Lyttleton and Cottesloe theatres. The complex was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Monday 25th October 1976.

Official opening of the Royal National Theatre, South Bank, London: the Queen, Prince Philip and other members of the Royal family being greeted in the foyer

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Denys Lasdun & Partners
NOTES: The Royal National Theatre comprises the Olivier, the Lyttleton and Cottesloe theatres. The complex was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Monday 25th October 1976.

Tea house, Charles James Fox's estate, St Ann's Hill, Chertsey, Surrey: detail of window

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NOTES: The tea house dates from the late 18th century.

Rhodes Memorial, Rondebosch, Cape Town: the opening ceremony

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Baker, Sir Herbert (1862-1946)
NOTES: The central statue of 'Energy' is by George Frederick Watts.

Rhodes Memorial, Rondebosch, Cape Town

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Baker, Sir Herbert (1862-1946)
NOTES: The central statue of 'Energy' is by George Frederick Watts.
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