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CALENDARS

Architecture Calendars
Architecture Calendars




BOOKS ABOUT CITIES & URBAN PLANNING

The City in History
The City
in History:
Its Origins, Transformations, & Prospects


Sticks & Stones
Sticks & Stones


The City Shaped
The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History


Cities of Tomorrow
Cities of
Tomorrow


Preserving the World's Great Cities
Preserving the World's Great Cities


Understanding Architecture
Understanding Architecture


City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction




Teacher's Best - The Creative Process



Cities of the World Educational Posters & Prints “Pa...-”
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Contemporary and historic cities ~

Palmyra
Pamplona

Panama City
Paramaribo

Paris
Pataliputra



Qala'at Ibn Maan Castle Seen Through Monumental Arch, Archaelogical Ruins, Palmyra, Syria, Photographic Print
Qala'at Ibn Maan Castle & Monumental Arch Ruins, Palmyra, Syria, Photographic Print

(34º33'36"N 38º16'2"E)

Palmyra, an ancient city in Syria, was a vital caravan stop in the Syrian Desert.

The ruins are of large-scale monuments containing funerary art, a temple of Ba'al, considered “the most important religious building of the first century AD in the Middle East”, the theater, and the remnants of a 1,200-year-old church believed to be the largest ever discovered in Syria.

Circa 212 Palmyra was ruled by a woman, Septimia Zenobia the widow of Septimius Odaenathus, who governed on the behalf of her son, Vabalathus.

Palmyra is located in an oasis 215 km northeast of Damascus next to a more modern city by the name of Tadmur, the original name in Arabic.


Running of the Bulls through Pamplona, Giclee Print
Running of the Bulls
through Pamplona,
Giclee Print

(42º49'6"N 1º38'39"W)

Pamplona, Spain is best remembered for the Running of the Bulls through the streets during the festival of San Fermin, brought to the world's attention by author Ernest Hemingway in The Sun Also Rises.

The Roman general Pompey is considered to be the founder of Pamplona and the composer Pable de Sarasate was born in Pamplona.


Fishing Boats on the Bahia de Panama and Punta Paitilla Skyline in Background, Panama City, Panama, Photographic Print
Fishing Boats on the Bahia de Panama and Punta Paitilla Skyline in Background, Panama City, Panama, Photographic Print

(8º59'0"N 79º31'0"W)

Panama City, established in 1673, is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Panama. The Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal is located at Panama City.

Founded in 1519 by Spanish conquistadors, Panamá Viejo is the remaining part of the old Panama City that suffered through destructive earthquakes (1620), and pirate attacks (Henry Morgan in 1671).


Paramaribo, Suriname, Giclee Print
Paramaribo, Suriname,
Giclee Print

(5º52'0"N 55º10'0"W)

Paramaribo, located on banks of the Suriname River on the Atlantic coast, is the capital and largest city of Suriname.

Notable people associated with Paramaribo include Jan Ernst Matzeliger.


Paris, Art Print
Paris,
Art Print

(48º51'24"N 2º21'3"E)

Paris, known as the City of Light, is the capital of France. The first settlement of Paris was by a Gallic tribe known as the Parisii, on an island in the Seine River, sometime aroung 250 BC.

Paris, a world art and history center, is a popular tourist destination with many iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower.


Part of City of Patna, on River Ganges, from 'Oriental Scenery: Twenty Four Views in Hindoostan', Giclee Print
Part of City of Patna, on River Ganges, from 'Oriental Scenery: Twenty Four Views in Hindoostan',
Giclee Print

(25º36'40"N 85º8'38"E)

Ancient Pataliputra, present day Patna, India, was founded as a small fort near the River Ganges, and served as an administrative capital for many Indian dynasties.

Lord Buddha visited the city, then known as Pataligrama, shortly before his death; and at the time of Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century BCE, it was one of the world's largest cities.

Cities of India


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