Dresden Castle

Dresden Castle or Royal Palace is one of the oldest buildings in Dresden, Germany. For 400 years, it was the residence of the electors and kings of Saxony from the Albertine House of Wettin as well as Kings of Poland, it is known for the different architectural styles employed, from Baroque to Neo-renaissance. Today, the residential castle is a museum complex that contains the Historic and New Green Vault, the Numismatic Cabinet, the Collection of Prints and Photographs and the Dresden Armory with the Turkish Chamber, it houses an art library and the management of the Dresden State Art Collections. The original castle was a Romanesque keep, built around 1200; the Hausmannsturm was built at the beginning of the 15th century. From 1468 until 1480, the keep was extended by the master builder, Arnold von Westfalen, becoming an enclosed four-wing construction. In the middle of the 16th century, an addition was made in the Renaissance style. After a major fire in 1701, Augustus II the Strong rebuilt much of the castle in the Baroque style.

The collection rooms were created at this time in the western wing. The Silver Room, Heraldic Room and the Pretiosensaal were built from 1723–1726 and the Kaminzimmer, Ivory Room and Bronze Room were built from 1727–1729; the 800th anniversary of the House of Wettin, Saxony's ruling family, resulted in more rebuilding between 1889 and 1901. A Neo-renaissance renovation was undertaken, followed by various modernizations, such as in-floor heating and electric lights in 1914. On the outside of the Stallhof, which links the castle complex with the adjacent Johanneum, the "Procession of Princes" was painted by the artist Wilhelm Walther; the 102-meter-long mural represents the history of the Wettins. Since it faded, it was transferred to about 23,000 Meissen porcelain tiles between 1904 and 1907. Most of the castle was reduced to a roofless shell during 13 February 1945 bombing of Dresden in World War II. Three rooms of the Green Vault were destroyed. However, the collections survived, having been moved to safety at Königstein Fortress in the early years of the war.

For the first 15 years after the end of the Second World War, no attempt was made to rebuild the castle, except to install a temporary roof in 1946. Restoration began in the 1960s with the installation of new windows and has occurred since then; the castle's restoration is ongoing, with part of the State Apartments reopening in September 2019. Dresden castle houses five museum sections, the Historic Green Vault and the New Green Vault, the Numismatic Cabinet, the Collection of Prints and Photographs and the Dresden Armory with the Turkish Chamber and the Renaissance Wing. Accessible is an art library with 260,000 volumes of special literature on art history; the character of the holdings is related to the collecting focal points of the museums. The Green Vault is a museum. Founded by Augustus II the Strong in 1723, it features a unique and rich variety of exhibits from the period of baroque to classicism; the museum consists of the New Green Vault. The Historic Green Vault is is itself a baroque work of art.

The New Green Vault is more modern. The Historic Green Vault is located on the ground floor of the Dresden Castle and visits require an advance booking; the Numismatic Cabinet, with its nearly 300,000 pieces, is one of Dresden’s oldest museums, dating back to the early 16th century. It contains one of the largest universal collections in Europe, its broad-spectrum ranges from classical antiquity to present-day coins. Some 30,000 Saxon coins and medals represent different periods in Saxony's history; the collection includes orders and insignia and historic bonds, seals, minting dies for coins and medals, as well as minting machines and equipment. The exhibition shows around 3,300 outstanding objects in four rooms, which represent a cross-section of the various parts of the collection; the Numismatic Cabinet is a center of scholarly research and has a public library of some 30,000 volumes. The Collection of Prints and Photographs shows work by renowned artists from numerous countries. There are 515,000 objects by more than 20,000 artists across eight centuries.

It holds drawings and prints by old masters such as Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt and Caspar David Friedrich, as well as artists, like Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Pablo Picasso. Engravings by Martin Schongauer and woodcuts by Lucas Cranach the Elder are shown along with photographic works. There is a collection of drawings and graphic art by Käthe Kollwitz. Originating from weapons owned by Saxon Dukes and Electors, the Dresden Armory owns one of the most valuable collections of weapons and armory in the world; the exhibition includes around 10,000 objects, including helmets, swords, daggers and maces, pistols and rifles, riding equipment and ceremonial clothes. The Turkish Chamber is a separate collection within the Dresden Armory, focused on art from the Ottoman Empire, it displays more than 600 objects of art from the Ottoman Empire, making it one of the oldest and most significant collections outside Turkey. Between the 16th and the 19th centuries, the electors of Saxony, motivated by their passion for collecting and their desire for princely prestige, amassed a wea


Mariyala is a village in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka state, India. Mariyala is located at 4.8 kilometer northwest of Chamarajanagar town. Right now it is not considered as a suburb of Chamarajanagar city because it is much distinct from the city. Mariyala is served by Mariyala Gangavadi railway station. Only slow trains stop here; the village is on the highway between Mysore. Mariyala: 571313. Gangavadi: 571441. 2,255 people live in the village in 591 families. The literacy rate is 55%; the village is ruled by a sarpanch. Government Primary School, Mariyala is at the beginning of the village directly opposite to the village temple. There is a new private P. U. College at the end of the village. JSS Institute, Mariyala gives training to become electricians, electronics mechanics etc; the trainees are assisted for placements through SJCE Mysore. The lush green banana plantations of Mariyala Gangavadi railway station area attract tourist for taking selfies. Kavalande Badanaguppe Chamarajanagar MukkadahalliKellamballi

Sweet Understanding Love

"Sweet Understanding Love" is a 1973 hit song recorded by the Four Tops for the ABC Records label. The song was the second of three single releases from their sixteenth studio album, Main Street People; the title track of the LP is on the B-side of the 45. The song reached number 10 on the American R&B chart, number 33 on the American Billboard chart in 1973, number 30 on the Cash Box Top 100, it reached number 29 in the UK. "Sweet Understanding Love" was placed on their 1991 compilation album Ain't No Woman. It was included on their album Anthology: 50th Anniversary; the song marked the end of a 10-year run of American Top 40 hits by the group. They would return eight years when they scored a major comeback hit, "When She Was My Girl". Lyrics of this song Listen to "Sweet Understanding Love" on YouTube