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Joslyn Castle loses hues of yore, grandly steps into new era

Back in 2007, the Trust worked with EverGreene Architectural Arts in New York to re-create the original wallpaper from 1903. The gold, crimson and black wallpaper has subdued floral touches with vertical patterns and cost about $90,000 to reproduce.

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The expensive antics of China's gaudiest billionaire

SHANGHAI – President Xi Jinping's austerity drive has sent China's high rollers running for cover, emptying casinos and golf courses as vin ordinaire becomes the new Chateau Lafite. Billionaire art collector Liu Yiqian doesn't seem to have gotten the memo.

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Shroud of Turin on display for the first time in five years

By the time I left Biratti & Milano, a splendid art nouveau coffee shop in one of Turin's historic arcades, locals were beginning to dribble into churches for mass. I crossed the piazzas linking the city's meticulous grid to the accompaniment of …

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Top 10 things to do in Lisbon

1. If you walk in the footsteps of explorer Vasco de Gama and visit historic Belem, a must-see is the 'Torre de Belem' or Belem Tower. This Gothic watchtower was built in the 1500s to guard the entrance to the city's harbour. It's now a UNESCO World …

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'Eyeball planets' could be more likely to have alien life

Astronomers have so far focused their search for alien life on planets that are similar to our own. But extra-terrestrial beings could be residing on worlds that look like giant eyeballs instead, according to one researcher. These planets have one side …

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Police hunt for eight-year-old muggers who ripped bag from 80-year-old woman …

Police were today hunting two eight year-old muggers who ripped an 80-year-old woman's bag from her hand as she walked down the road. The elderly victim told police she had just got off a bus in the Sinfin area of Derby when the young thieves struck.

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Charles Bronson artwork found in art gallery drawer expected to fetch £30k at …

Postcards sketched by Britain's most notorious convict Charles Bronson worth thousands of pounds have been discovered in a drawer in a London art gallery. The collection of postcards, hand-drawn by Bronson, were found buried beneath old canvases and …

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Rosamund Pike returns to the US following BAFTA fashion triumph

The 36-year-old star wore her blonde bob in tousled waves and set off her gown with simple silver jewellery. Rosamund faced off against Amy Adams (Big Eyes), Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything), Reese Witherspoon (Wild) and Julianne Moore (Still …

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Cute late Victorian, early Art Nouveau animalistic gold lizard ring with emerald (10174-4251)

http://www.adin.be/en/2ndpage.asp?dtn=10174-4251 Cute late Victorian, early Art Nouveau animalistic gold lizard ring with emerald brought to you by Adin Anti…

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh Sterling Silver Earrings “Willow” | 543 |

http://rennie-mackintosh-jewellery.co.uk/earrings/charles-rennie-mackintosh-silver-earrings-crma543/

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FABERGE EGGS PART 3  AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER PART 3 OF 3

3 PARTS TO THIS VIDEO. THIS IS # 3.

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J.S. Bach – Violin Concertos BWV 1041-1043 /  Anne-Sophie Mutter and Salvatore Accardo

Johan Sebastian Bach: Violin Concertos BWV 1041 – 1043. Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) Salvatore Accardo (violin) & English Chamber Orchestra Video made by Maarten Kroon @ Hollandsk Gjestehus.

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Vision Loss: The Forgotten German Prophets Secretly Behind Modern Art

The Prophet carries all the philosophical weight of the Art Nouveau and Symbolist schools, but sinks under a lack of skill compared to those movements' best practitioners. As is the case with so many of these artists-prophets, Diefenbach's more prophet …

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Polygraph monitors fidgeting suspects' movement up to 120 times a second for …

A new lie-detector test has been developed that puts suspects into a full-body suit for questioning. Interrogators have long used polygraphs to detect untruths, but the reliability of the technique has always been doubted. Now researchers in Britain …

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Armed gang appear in Paris court accused of stealing jewellery worth £75million

A criminal gang renowned for wearing 'fishnet stockings and high heels' as they stole more than £75m worth of jewellery from Harry Winston appeared in a Paris court today. Eight defendants – many from the same family – face up 30 years in prison for a …

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Pregnant Molly Sims shows off baby bump in floral mini dress

And pregnancy is clearly treating Molly Sims well since the star looked radiant as she ventured out to run some errands in Beverly Hills, California on Tuesday. The 41-year-old model went for a casual outfit, donning a floral mini dress with a flowing …

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I'm A Celeb's Anna Heinrich admits she wants Tim Robards to propose soon

Since her boyfriend Tim Robards was evicted from I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Anna Heinrich has made no attempts to disguise how much she misses him. And on Tuesday night's episode of the show, the Bachelor starlet took it one step further by …

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Liz Jones's Diary: In which we don't resolve our differences

I told her he wasn't 'feeling the love', despite the fact I spent three hours making a curry, and that he is sick of being bossed by me in the morning. Because he had said what I do isn't real work, just 'drinking coffee and typing', I had more or less …

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Watch Insider's Top 10 Chronographs And Best Chronograph Watches

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic This is my Top 10 Chronograph Watches list and my personal selection of Best Chronograph Watches that I have compiled for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. Right off the bat, let me clarify that this is …

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Son of Glasgow

If that's true, then it must come from the intensity of the Art School itself. It's a building whose eclectic references include Scottish Baronial castles, traditional Japanese architecture, Art Nouveau, and proto-Modernism. But out of this potlatch …

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Review: In 'Séquence 8' Acrobats Defy Gravity and Constrictive Words

Its special art defies not only gravity but also words. Any spoken … Many of the acts on view here resemble those you've seen in circuses — either the traditional big-top kind or the nouveau spectacle practiced by Cirque du Soleil and its imitators …

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Australian captain Steve Smith blames suspended camera 'spidercam after …

Very little has gone wrong for Steve Smith this summer, until, that is, the Australian captain's close encounter with the controversial 'Spidercam' which appears to have hindered his attempt to take a vital catch on day three of the fourth Test on …

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Armed Liverpool raiders who stole stole £250k of jewellery, watches and cars …

Two thieves were part of a 'prolific and dangerous' organised gang that armed themselves with machetes and meat cleavers to intimidate people and steal jewellery, cars and cash. Jack Hunter, 20, and Jamie Ellis, 24 were part of the organised group that …

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Stars 300000 light-years-away provide glimpse of Milky Way's neighbour Galaxy X

Astronomers have spotted glimmers of 'Galaxy X' – a giant, almost invisible galaxy lurking just outside our own. The mysterious galaxy is made up mostly of dark matter and has previously only been detectable by its large gravitational pull. Now, a …

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Alleged Wall Street fraudster, Mark Malik, stole nearly $1m from investors

USA Today reports that instead of investing his money he spent it on travel, jewelry, a Muslim dating site, and tuition for classes at Harvard's extension program. Malik spent $30,116 on vacation travel, $36,124, for drinking and dining out, $25.53 at …

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Watch Insider's 6 Most Underestimated Watch Manufacturers

Unfortunately, Cartier is still seen by some as a jewelry brand with minimal legitimacy in manufacturing wristwatches for men. The opposite is true! Cartier offers a variety of useful and/or so-called small complications as well as absolutely high-end …

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Design Miami Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

At the exhibition 18th-Century, Birth of Design which ended last February at the Château de Versailles, French furniture masterpieces crafted from 1650 to 1790, once owned by wealthy art lovers like the royal family and its entourage, aristocrats and …

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Hot List 2015: The Best New City Hotels

It's hard to believe that this elegant, Art Deco-inspired five-star hotel in Mayfair was once a parking garage. But the Beaumont's drastic renovation is an ode to the expertise of its creators, who used the stunning contrast of dark wood against bright …

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Forget the CV, your VOICE can could land your dream job, study finds

No matter how good your CV, it's your voice that may actually help you land the job. Researchers found found recruiters rated candidates as more competent, thoughtful and intelligent when they heard the pitch than when they read it – even when the …

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'Sport of kings' survives the centuries

“It's the effervescent side of real tennis,” said Tim Batten, captain of France's squad for the Bathurst Cup, the equivalent of modern tennis's Davis Cup national team tournament. “You have to adapt to different courts.” With its Art Nouveau ceiling of …

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'Sport of kings': Real tennis survives the centuries

With its Art Nouveau ceiling of ironwork and glass, the sole Paris court that is still in use, opened in 1908, is the world's highest at some 11 metres — easily accommodating the giraffe serve. In real tennis, tactics are as important, if not more so …

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Video of 100 years of Korean beauty reflects a nation split in two

This is shown by Tiffany's freedom in terms of her physical appearance: sporting tanned skin, garish jewellery and glamorous make-up, as well as pouting in a sensual manner. At this time, North Korean beauty ideals are shown to still be very subtle and …

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Health: No more fear of flying, plus tackling childhood eczema

Carun All-purpose Hemp Ointment, £16.99 for 105ml, carunpharmacy.co.uk. A good barrier cream which can be used before swimming. It is based on a paraffin compound, with organic hemp extract, which has been shown to help a range of skin conditions, …

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Cancer children are 'dying' because of EU red tape, say doctors

Cancer doctor Louis Chesler, a consultant at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, warned that the law was 'lagging behind science'. He said: 'Children have died because the legislation did not deliver enough drugs for them. You have to watch kids die …

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