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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 “R...-”
for social studies classrooms, home schoolers, theme decor for office and studio.


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Contemporary and historic cities ~

Rabat
Rangoon
Regina
Reykjavik

Rhodes
Riga
Rio de Janiero
Riyahd

Rome
Roskilde
Rotterdam
Rouen



Scenic View of the Bou Regreg River with Rabat in the Background, Photographic Print
Scenic View of the Bou Regreg River with Rabat in the Background, Photographic Print

(34º2'0"N 6º50'0"W)

Rabat is the capital and third largest city of the Kingdom of Morocco with a population of approximately 650,000 (2010).

Located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg, Rabat has important textile, food processing and construction industries though it is beset by controverial sweatshops contracted by multinational corporations.


Skyline of Central Area and Sule Paya, Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma), Photographic Print
Skyline of Central Area
and Sule Paya,
Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma),
Photographic Print

(16º48'0"N 96º9'0"E)

Yangon, former known as Rangoon, was the capital of Burma, now known officially as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.


Legislative Building and Wascana Lake After Late Spring Snowfall, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Photographic Print
Legislative Building and Wascana Lake After Late Spring Snowfall, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada,
Photographic Print

(50º27'17"N 104º36'24"W)

Regina is the capital city, and second largest city in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. It was named after Queen Victoria, Victoria Regina.

Regina, situated on the flat prairie, is distinguished by a lake created by damming a small spring run-off creek.


City Centre with Harbour in Background, Reykjavik, Iceland, Photographic Print
City Centre with Harbour
Reykjavik, Iceland,
Photographic Print

(64º08'0"N 21º56'0"W)

Reykjavik, the capital and largest city in Iceland, is located on the southwestern shore on the North Atlantic nation.

Reykjavik is the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state, and also has the largest geothermal heating system of its kind in the world.


Old City Walls, Rhodes, Dodecanese, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe, Photographic Print
Old City Walls, Rhodes, Dodecanese, Greek Islands,
Greece, Europe,
Photographic Print

(36º26'0"N 28º13'0"E)

Rhodes, Greece, on the island of Rhodes, is remembered as the site of the Colossus of Rhodes, a 107 ft statue of the sun god Helios.

The Colossus, one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, stood at the harbor entrance for 56 years before being destroyed in an earthquake c. 226 BC.


View of City from St; Peter's Church, Riga, Latvia, Photographic Print
View of City from St; Peter's Church, Riga, Latvia,
Photographic Print

(56º56'56"N 24º6'23"E)

Riga, the capital and largest city of Latvia, is an important seaport and a major industrial, commercial, cultural and financial center of the Baltic Sea region.

Riga lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the river Daugava and was founded on the Viking trade route to Byzantium.

Notable people associated with Riga include Richard Wagner, Mark Rothko, Mikhail Baryshnikov.


Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Photographic Print
Sugar Loaf Mountain,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Photographic Print

(22º54'30"S 43º11'47"W)

Rio de Janeiro (River of January), Brazil, is commonly referred to simply as Rio. Rio is located on the Atlantic coast, its natural beauty and cultural history make it the most visited city in southern hemisphere.

It is the second largest city of Brazil (after Sao Paulo) and served as the capital of Brazil for almost 200 years before the planned city of Brasília was made the capital.

A predominate feature of Rio is the monolithic Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Notable people associated with Rio include Paulo Coelho and Oscar Niemeyer.


A dust storm blows through Riyadh, Photographic Print
A dust storm blows through Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,
Photographic Print

(24º42'42"N 46º43'27"E)

Riyadh, the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia, is located in the center of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau.

It is known for high summer heat - the average high temperature in July is 43.5°C. (110ºF). The arid climate also produces many dust storms that have visibility under 10 meters (11 yards).


Ponte St. Angelo and St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy, Photographic Print
Ponte St. Angelo and St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy,
Photographic Print

(41º54'0"N 12º30'0"E)

Rome, the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated city, is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River.

There is evidence of Palaeolithic and Neolithic habitation though the vast amounts of archeological artifacts reflect a 2,500 year history. The legend have the founding of Rome by Romulus on 21 April 753 BC, after killing his brother Remus.

The historic center of Rome is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Rome is one of the most visited cities in the world.

Rome hosted the 1960 Summer Olympics and is bidding on the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Vatican City is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome.

Notable people associated with Rome: Donato Bramante, Muzio Clementi,


Roskilde Museum, Roskilde, Denmark, Scandinavia, Europe, Photographic Print
Roskilde Museum,
Roskilde, Denmark,
Photographic Print

(55º39'0"N 12º5'0"E)

Roskilde dates from the Viking Age with Harald I of Denmark building a church and a royal estate there in the 980s.

Five Viking ships were excavated from nearby Roskilde Fjord in the late 1960s.

Most Ancient European Towns Network: Argos, Beziers, Cadiz, Colchester, Cork, Evora, Maastricht, Roskilde, Tongeren, Worms.


Rotterdam and Erasmus Bridge from Euromast Tower, Rotterdam, Holland, Photographic Print
Rotterdam and Erasmus Bridge from Euromast Tower, Holland,
Photographic Print

(51º55'18"N 4º28'52"E)

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, the largest port in Europe, was founded where a dam was built on the Rotte River, with earliest settlement dating from at least 900 CE.

One of the city's most famous inhabitants was was Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, and theologian, Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam; other notable people include Willem de Kooning,


River Seine and Rouen, Seine Maritime, Haute Normandie (Normandy), France, Photographic Print
Rouen & the River Seine
Normandy, France,
Photographic Print

(49º26'28"N 1º05'47"E)

Rouen, the historic capital city of Normandy in northern France, is situated on the River Seine. During the Middle Ages Rouen was one the largest and most prosperous cities in Europe.

Rouen is also notable as the site of the burning of Jeanne d'Arc at the stake; the birthplace of explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, author Gustave Flaubert; and the Rouen Cathedral is immortalized by painter Claude Monet.


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