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Wrocław Town Hall

The Old Town Hall of Wrocław stands at the center of the city’s Market Square. The Gothic town hall built from the 13th century is one of the main landmarks of the city; the Old Town Hall's long history reflects developments that have taken place in the city since its initial construction. The town hall serves the city of Wroclaw and is used for civic and cultural events such as concerts held in its Great Hall. In addition, it houses a basement restaurant; the town hall was developed over a period of about 250 years, from the end of 13th century to the middle of 16th century. The structure and floor plan changed over this extended period in response to the changing needs of the city; the exact date of the initial construction is not known. However, between 1299 and 1301 a single-storey structure with cellars and a tower called the consistory was built; the oldest parts of the current building, the Burghers’ Hall and the lower floors of the tower, may date to this time. In these early days the primary purpose of the building was trade rather than civic administration activities.

Between 1328 and 1333 an upper storey was added to include the Aldermen's room. Expansion continued during the 14th century with the addition of extra rooms, most notably the Court room; the building became a key location for the city's administrative functions. The 15th and 16th centuries were times of prosperity for Wrocław as was reflected in the rapid development of the building during that period; the construction program gathered momentum from 1470 to 1510, when several rooms were added. The Burghers’ Hall was re-vaulted to take on its current shape, the upper story began to take shape with the development of the Great Hall and the addition of the Treasury and Little Treasury. Further innovations during the 16th century included the addition of the city’s Coat of arms, the rebuilding of the upper part of the tower; this was the final stage of the main building program. By 1560, the major features of today’s Old Town Hall were established; the rapid development of the city meant that the Town Hall had to accommodate more administrative functions.

During the 17th century, the allocation of space within the building was changed to ensure that all the town offices could be housed there. The ground floor was allocated for military purposes and the general public had access only to the basement, where alcohol was served; the second half of the 17th century was a period of decline for the city, this decline was reflected in the Old Town Hall. By way of compensation, efforts were made to enrich the interior decorations of the hall. In 1741, Wrocław became a part of Prussia, the power of the City diminished. Much of the Town Hall was allocated to administering justice. During the 19th century there were two major changes; the courts moved to a separate building, the Town Hall became the site of the city council and supporting functions. There was a major program of renovation because the building had been neglected and was covered with creeping vines; the town hall now has several en-Gothic features including some sculptural decoration from this period.

In the early years of the 20th century improvements continued with various repair work and the addition of the Little Bear statue in 1902. During the 1930s, the official role of the Town Hall was reduced and it was converted into a museum. Toward the end of World War II, the Town Hall suffered minor damage – an aerial bomb pierced the roof and some sculptural elements were lost. Restoration work began in the 1950s following a period of research, this conservation effort continued throughout the 20th century, it included refurbishment of the clock on the east facade. Today, the Old Town Hall is open to visitors as the Museum of Bourgeois Art and is the venue for temporary exhibitions and cultural events; the Old Town Hall sits in the Market square at an angle. It is considered as a fine example of bourgeois Gothic architecture, it was a single story building and was expanded over the years. The current form dates from the late 15th century with ornaments on the Eastern and Southern facades; the entrance is from the western side and it leads into the Burghers’ Hall.

The Burghers’ Hall dates from the turn of the 14th century when it housed public gatherings and ceremonies. It was used for commercial purposes. Today, it includes a map of Wroclaw; the next room is the Aldermans’ Hall known as the Court Room. It dates from 1299, was used by members of the municipality, it has a special podium for the administration of justice. Beyond that lies the Council Chamber, dating from the first half of the 14th century. Here, important city decisions were made and you can find a Renaissance portal from 1528 painted by Andreas Walter; until 1945, this room was richly decorated but some of the elements, such as wood paneling and paintings, have been irretrievably lost. The wall paintings and baroque cocklestove, have survived. Next is the Council Office, where the council receiver once worked; this was seen as a high-status profession. Architecturally, it still has portraits of eminent town councilors. Upstairs is the Grand Hall. Here, official ceremonies took place; the New Town Hall in Wrocław Ślusarski, Andrzej.

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Mengding Ganlu tea

Mengding Ganlu or Ganlu tea is a tea from Meng Mountain, Sichuan Province in the southwest part of China. Meng Shan is reputed to be the place. Mengding Ganlu means "Sweet Dew of Mengding" where Mengding refers to "the top of Meng Shan". According to legend, a Taoist Master Wu Lizhen first planted seven tea bushes on Meng Mountain during the Ganlu era of Emperor Xuan of Han dynasty. Prior to this, tea were picked from wild tea bushes. After he died, the tea was called "tea of the immortals". Buddhist monasteries were established on the five peaks of the mountain, from the Tang dynasty to the Qing dynasty, 360 tea leaves were picked and prepared each spring by the Buddhist monks to be presented to the emperor; the tea was used as ceremonial offering by the emperor. Wu Lizhen was conferred the posthumous honorific title of Master of Ganlu by Emperor Xiaozong of the Sung dynasty, from which the tea acquired its name. Before the mid-Tang dynasty, tea from the Meng Mountain was rare and prized. Mengding Ganlu is one of the teas produced in the Meng Mountain and it is a green tea, other teas from Meng Mountain include "Mengding Huangya" and "Mengding Shihua" which are yellow teas.

According to the 16th century scholar Li Shizhen who compiled Compendium of Materia Medica, tea produced from Meng Mountain is "warm and able to take charge of disease," unlike other kinds of tea which are cool in nature

Ohio State Route 203

State Route 203 is a 22.14-mile long north–south state highway in the central portion of the U. S. state of Ohio. The southern terminus of SR 203 is at a four-way stop intersection with SR 37 just 0.50 miles northwest of the city limits of Delaware. Its northern terminus is at SR 309 4 miles northwest of Marion. SR 203 traverses the southern half of Marion County. There are no segments of SR 203 that are included within the National Highway System, a network of highways deemed to be most important for the economy and defense of the country. SR 203 was established in 1923; the highway was routed along its current alignment between its present southern terminus, at the time designated as SR 47, its junction with what is now SR 739, but in 1923 known as SR 38. In 1938, SR 203 was extended north to its present terminus at what is now SR 309, but at the time a part of the now-defunct U. S. Route 30S

National Register of Historic Places listings in Tarrant County, Texas

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Tarrant County, Texas. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Tarrant County, Texas. There are 87 individual properties listed on the National Register in the county. Another two properties were once listed but have been removed while a third property has been relocated outside the county. One individually listed property is both a State Antiquities Landmark and a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark while an additional property is an SAL. Two districts and 35 individual properties are RTHLs. One district contains additional RTHLs while six districts hold more RTHLs; this National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted February 28, 2020. The locations of National Register properties and districts may be seen in a mapping service provided. National Register of Historic Places listings in Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Tarrant County Media related to National Register of Historic Places in Tarrant County, Texas at Wikimedia Commons

Museum Geelvinck-Hinlopen

Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis was situated from its opening 1991 till the end of 2015 in a canal-side mansion, the Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This patrician mansion, close to the Rembrandtplein, was built for Albert Geelvinck and Sara Hinlopen in an attractive and new laid-out section of the city towards the Amstel. In the year 1687 the couple moved into this double wide house, with storage rooms in the cellar, under the attic and in the warehouse on Keizersgracht 633, now the entrance; the canal mansion'Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis' is now closed for the public, because the museum has moved to new premises. In Spring 2017 the museum opens its new premises in the historic mansion'De Wildeman' in Zutphen. Albert Geelvinck came from the upper class Geelvinck family, who had acquired their wealth through merchant shipping to Spain, Africa and the West Indies. Sara Hinlopen came from a family of Flemish cloth merchants, private investors and in an early stage involved in the governing the city and the Dutch East India Company.

Both families belonged to the regents of Amsterdam. The republican Geelvincks delivered five burgomasters in the 18th century, they too served in the Society of Surinam. Sara became an orphan at the age of six, she and her sister Johanna were raised by a stepmother Lucia Wijbrants. Because the cooperation did not work out well, they moved in with Jacob J. Hinlopen, their uncle, in 1672. Keen on leaving the house, she married in 1680 the fifteen-year-older lawyer Albert Geelvinck. A few months before the girls came by lot in the possession of the paintings by Rembrandt, Gabriel Metsu, collected by their father Jan J. Hinlopen. Twice Sara Hinlopen became a widow. In 1749 she died at the age of 89, but blind; the house, her stakes, her paintings and her books, including the cash money, was divided into lots and went to Nicolaes Geelvinck and his three sisters. Between the entrance and the mansion is a spacious and quiet garden; the back of the garden is a Renaissance garden, while the front is a formal and symmetrical French garden with a large pond and a fountain.

Most of the time there is an exhibition of statues. Going up the stairs to the main floor of the museum, there are four rooms open to the public; the Blue room in a Louis XVI or neo-classical style has an ensemble of five wallpaper panels, painted around 1788 by Egbert van Drielst. Van Drielst was a romantic painter, who in his style was influenced by Meindert Hobbema and Jacob van Ruisdael. On all the panels nature is idealized, the horizon is on eyeheight; the panels were designed for a house on the Keizersgracht decorating a room in New York and Miami, but since 1990 they are back. On the chimney are two porcelain jars from the factory of Joannes de Mol; the Red Room is decorated in either a neo-Rococo style. The high ceiling and the fixed mirrors are impressive. There are six 17th-century paintings in this room: a Flamish fantasy landscape with tree and birds by Gillis d'Hondecoeter. Further there is still life with flowers but without a saint by Daniel Seghers, a Jesuit from Antwerp, a flashy still life by Pieter de Ring, a seascape by Hans Goderis and a winterscape by Antonie van Stralen.

On the table is an interesting piece of Kraak porcelain. The ceiling in the library is in a neo-classical style, resembling the work of the Scottish architect and interior decorator Robert Adam. Adam, was inspired by the palace of Diocletian in Split. In the hall one can see a tapestry, made in Brussels around 1600, depicting Cyrus the Great and the rich Croesus, after his defeat and the revolt of the citizens; the story comes from Herodotus. The carton was designed by Michiel Coxcie, the Flemish Raphael, the original belongs to the Spanish royal family; the Chinese Room has eight Rococo wallpaper panels on canvas with fantasy flowers and birds and chinoiserie, made somewhere between the years 1765-1775. The artist, working in the cuir de Cordoue manufacture of Cornelis't Kindt in Brussels used engravings by Jean-Baptiste Pillement famous for his Chinoiserie; the table is in scagliolatechnique, once belonged to Frederick William III of Prussia. In June the museum used to participate in the Open Garden Days.

The museum programs concerts, sometimes on historic fortepianos, such as the Broadwood square piano. The first exhibitions in the museum was in 1991 on Antoine Ignace Melling. Museum Geelvinck has moved to new premises; therefore the Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis is closed to the public. Since 2017, the new premises of the Geelvinck Muziek Museum are the Huis'De Wildeman' in Zutphen. Museum Geelvinck has a dependence in the Posthoornkerk in the Haarlemmerstraat in Amsterdam and cooperates with the Pianola Museum, now the Geelvinck Pianola Museum. Museum Geelvinck continues its weekly Geelvinck Salon concert series in the Museum Cromhouthuis in de Cromhouthuizen. List of music museums Geelvinck-Hinlopen Huis Bureau Monumentenzorg on Herengracht 518 Temporary exhibition on Art from China and the Himalaya

Dave Winfield (footballer)

David Thomas Winfield is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a defender for National League club Bromley. Born in Aldershot, Winfield came through the ranks of the Aldershot Town youth team and was loaned out to Isthmian League Division Two club Chertsey Town in the 2004–05 season, he signed a one-year professional contract with Aldershot on 16 July 2005 and joined Isthmian League Premier Division club Staines Town on loan in early 2006. Winfield made his debut in a 3–1 home defeat to Wealdstone on 2 February 2006 and had made seven appearances when returning to Aldershot in March, he won two trophies with Aldershot Town, winning the Conference League Cup and Conference Premier in 2007–08. A knee injury sustained in the Conference League Cup final against Rushden & Diamonds resulted in him missing pre-season training ahead of the Shots' first season in League Two. Having begun training at the end of 2008, Winfield was loaned out to Salisbury City of the Conference Premier in January 2009 on a one-month deal that saw Andy Sandell move the other way on a permanent deal.

Winfield made his Football League debut in Aldershot's 2–1 defeat to Exeter City in February 2009. Winfield signed a two-year deal for Wycombe Wanderers upon the expiry of his contract in June 2010, a tribunal ruled that Wycombe pay a fee of £25,000 plus a 20% sell-on clause, he made 40 appearances for Wycombe in 2010–11 as they won promotion to League One after finishing in third place in League Two. Winfield turned down a new contract at Wycombe at the end of 2012–13, to join League One club Shrewsbury Town on a free transfer on 12 June 2013. However, he picked up a hamstring injury late in pre-season that delayed his availability for selection until September 2013. Having played 30 minutes of a reserve match against Oldham Athletic, Winfield made the substitutes' bench for an away match at Crawley Town on 14 September 2013, made his first team debut away at Bradford City two weeks getting sent off for two bookable offences in a 2–1 defeat. Following Shrewsbury's relegation from to League Two, Winfield was released on 2 June 2014, having come to an agreement to end his contract early.

Following his release from Shrewsbury, Winfield joined League Two rivals York City on a two-year contract on 16 June 2014. He made his debut in a 1–0 home defeat to Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup first round on 12 August 2014. Winfield made only five appearances for York before joining their League Two rivals AFC Wimbledon on a one-month loan on 12 February 2015, he made his debut two days in a 2–0 away defeat to Shrewsbury before the loan was extended in March 2015. He had made seven appearances for AFC Wimbledon when York recalled him on 19 March 2015 after an injury to Stéphane Zubar. Winfield left York after rejecting a new contract in June 2016. Winfield joined National League South club Ebbsfleet United on 9 June 2016, he scored in the 76th minute of Ebbsfleet's 2–1 win over Chelmsford City in the 2017 National League South play-off Final, which saw the club promoted to the National League. On 2 October 2019, Winfield signed for Chelmsford City. On 6 December 2019, after two goals in ten appearances in all competitions, Winfield moved up a division to sign for National League club Bromley.

As of end of 2018–19 season Aldershot Town Conference League Cup: 2007–08 Conference Premier: 2007–08Wycombe Wanderers Football League Two third-place promotion: 2010–11Ebbsfleet United National League South play-offs: 2017 York City Clubman of the Year: 2015–16 Profile at the Ebbsfleet United F. C. website Dave Winfield at Soccerbase