SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Koishikawa

Koishikawa is a district of Bunkyo, Tokyo. It consists of 1-5 chome, it is located nearby with the same name are two well regarded gardens: the Koishikawa Botanical Garden in Hakusan, the Koishikawa Korakuen Garden in Korakuen. Train stations for accessing this locality include Hakusan Station, Kōrakuen Station, Myōgadani Station; the Koishikawa arsenal was an important military installation during the Meiji era. Bunkyo operates middle schools. Koishikawa High School is operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education. In addition the metropolis operates the Koishikawa Secondary Education School

Church of All Saints, Dulverton

The Anglican Church of All Saints in Dulverton, England was built in the 15th century and rebuilt in the 1850s. It is a Grade II* listed building. A church was recorded on the site by 1155; the tower of All Saints Church in Bank Square survives from the 15th century building, however the rest of the church was extensively restored between 1853 and 1855 when it was rebuilt by Edward Ashworth. In 2012 the BBC Radio programme Any Questions? was broadcast from the church. The parish is part of the benefice of Dulverton with Brushford, Brompton Regis and Withiel Florey within the Diocese of Bath and Wells; the stone building has a slate roof. The nave is of four bays; the three-stage west tower is supported by diagonal buttresses. The interior of the church includes several tablets memorials and fittings from the church before its restoration including a royal coat of arms from 1714; the churchyard is accessed via a lychgate from the town. List of ecclesiastical parishes in the Diocese of Bath and Wells

Château de Ferrières

Château de Ferrières is a French château built between 1855 and 1859 for Baron James de Rothschild in the Goût Rothschild. Rothschild ownership of the Château de Ferrières was passed down through the male line according to the rule of primogeniture, until it was donated by the family in 1975. Considered to be the largest and most luxurious 19th-century château in France, it is reached from rue Rucherie in Ferrières-en-Brie in the Seine et Marne département of France, about 26 km east of Paris. Sitting at the crest of a long entry drive, the château was designed by the British architect Joseph Paxton; the inspiration for the design of Ferrières was Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire, the house that Paxton had built for Baron James's cousin, Mayer Amschel de Rothschild. On seeing Mentmore, Baron James is reputed to have summoned Paxton and ordered him to "Build me a Mentmore, but twice the size". Built in the Neo-Renaissance style inspired by the architecture of the Italian Renaissance, with square towers at each corner, the house sits on a formal terrace that gives way to 1.25 km² of gardens in a parkland landscaped à l'anglaise, part of a surrounding 30 km² forest contained in the estate.

The showpiece central hall is 120 feet long and 60 feet high, its roof a full glass skylight. The sculpting of the interior atlas columns and caryatids was by Charles Henri Joseph Cordier, the decorative painting was supervised by Eugène Lami; the massive library held more than 8,000 volumes. Because lavish entertaining was important, in addition to the private Rothschild apartments, the Château de Ferrières was built with eighty guest suites. Ferrières was inaugurated 16 December 1862 with a gala attended by Napoleon III. Baron James acquired a vast collection of works of art, statues adorned a number of the château's rooms. Several of the many sculptures were by Alexandre Falguière and the 18th-century Italian, Antonio Corradini and the Baron's son added works by René de Saint-Marceaux. During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, the Château de Ferrières was seized by the Germans and was the site of negotiations between Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of the North German Confederation, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jules Favre.

The Germans again seized the château during the occupation of France in World War II, this time, they looted its vast art collections. The château remained empty until 1959, when Guy de Rothschild and his new wife, Marie-Hélène de Zuylen van Nyevelt, set about refurbishing it. From 1959, they hosted regular parties at the château, the theme of which would be designed by artists or designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, their parties would consist of aristocrats, but they always included many of her friends from a wider society, such as Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. In 1975, Guy de Rothschild and his wife charitably donated the château to the chancellery of the University of Paris; the property is now used as a school called "École Ferrières", which opened in late 2015 and focuses on gastronomy and the hospitality industry. There are two restaurants on site, named "Le Baron" and "Le Chai". Scenes in the Roman Polanski film The Ninth Gate were filmed at the château An episode of the TV series Relic Hunter was filmed at the château Several episodes of Highlander: The Series and Highlander: The Raven were filmed at the château The music video of Indila's song Tourner Dans Le Vide was filmed at the château The château is seen in Beyoncé’s Partition music video Media related to Château de Ferrières at Wikimedia Commons École Ferrières - official website