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Alvian Telaumbanua
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The Arab Room at Cardiff Castle.
The Arab Room at Cardiff Castle - my photo of a very photographed room, haha :)

Quite magnificent - it's also quite 'modern' - it's Victorian in design.   Text snippet from Atlas Obscura http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-arab-room-at-cardiff-castle

The fantasy Moorish design of the Arab Room, reminiscent of Pre-Raphaelite visions of harem rooms, was designed in the 1880s by architect and Medieval revivalist William Burges for the castle’s Victorian era owner, John Crichton-Stuart, the 3rd Marquess of Bute.
The architect was inspired by his extensive travels as well as the works of French Orientalist Emile Prisse d'Avennes, who published a popular collection of Arab designs in 1877

Described as “arguably the apogee of Burges's work as an interior designer”, the Arab Room is stunning even amongst the grand halls, gardens and wood-paneled library Burges created at Cardiff Castle.
Cardiff Castle itself dates back to at least the 11th century at the site of a much earlier Roman Fort. Traces of the Roman wall can be seen as well as the Norman Shell Keep in the center. The residence and garden grounds of the castle were extensively overhauled under that patronage of the 3rd Marquess of Bute, who allowed Burges a perfect playground to exercise his passion for Gothic and medieval design, mingled with a romantic Victorian sensibility. Throughout the building eclectic architectural and cultural influences commingle under elaborate fantasy ceilings.

William Burges died in April 1881, before the Arab Room was completed. In memorial, Crichton-Stuart had the words, "John Marquess of Bute built this in 1881. William Burgess designed it" carved into the overmantel in Latin.
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Beautiful beach and interesting rock formations in California :).
Well, I'm back in California ... Sometimes being at home you forget or never learn about all the wonderful things that are around you. I decided to play "tourist" in my own city and headed out to El Matador beach in Malibu. I'd never been there, but it's got some interesting rock formations, which looked dramatic on this rainy evening in LA.
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Hal apa yang membuat Anda tertarik untuk menggunakan Google Plus, sekalipun sudah punya akun di Facebook dan Twitter? Apa Anda tertarik untuk (nantinya) lebih sering memanfaatkan Google Plus ketimbang Facebook? :)

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Tulisan pertama di Google+ :). Walau penggunanya belum sebanyak Facebook tapi keren juga ya hehe. IMHO, pada akhirnya medium apapun yang digunakan untuk berkomunikasi, selama itu membantu kita untuk terhubung/terkoneksi secara efektif, itulah yang akan tetap digunakan. Sejauh ini saya masih nyaman dengan seluler, surel (surat elektronik), Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, Facebook dan juga IRC :). Lalu bagaimana dengan Anda?
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