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Shikinaen is the largest second residence of the Ryukyu royal family. Come stroll the grounds with James Knott as he explores the history and architecture of this World Heritage site.
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Tamaudun is a mausoleum built for the Ryukyu royal family who ruled the Okinawan Islands for centuries.
Britain's Got Talent
Grand Final - Andrew Johnston
Changing the mood completely, Andrew Johnston returned to the track which left the judges open mouthed at auditions. As the first clear notes of Pie Jesu rang out, the Carlisle schoolboy again managed to silence the crowd. He may be looking more and more like a man every day with his smart suit and dignified pose.
Piers said, "Andrew., look at you! What a difference from that shy nervous boy we met in the audition room. That was a brilliantly confident performance. I've been waiting for you to do that. You came out looking like a star and you sang like a star.
Amanda said, "I completely agree with Piers, you sing with your shoulders up really tense, but you've transformed. Everything about you. You're a winner, now. Not just in this competition but for the rest of your life."
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Britain's Got Talent is a British television show on ITV (also on TV3 in Ireland). Presented by Ant & Dec, the talent show premiered on 9 June 2007, and was broadcast daily with a live final on 17 June 2007. It is a search for Britain's next best amateur talent act, featuring singers, dancers, comedians, variety acts, and other talents of all ages. Anyone who believed they have talent was encouraged to audition. The winner of the show received £100,000 and performed at the Royal Variety Performance in front of the Queen and members of the Royal Family at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool.
As Britain's Got Talent returns for its second series, hosts Ant & Dec and judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan once again begin their search for Britain's most talented performer. The second series began on a primetime slot at 19:45 on 12 April and for the remainder of the auditions will continue in this Saturday night slot. Once the semi-finals begin they will be shown daily, like in series one, over one week 26 May - 30 May with the live final on Saturday 31 May.
The series made its début soon after the conclusion of its U.S. counterpart, America's Got Talent, and is the creation of The X Factor and Pop Idol/American Idol mastermind Simon Cowell who has created a Got Talent series across the globe. On 12 February 2007 it was announced by ITV the judges would be Cowell, Piers Morgan (who had also judged America's Got Talent), and Amanda Holden (a late replacement for Cheryl Cole). In a similar fashion to The X Factor, the show has an ITV2 counterpart called Britain's Got More Talent, presented by magician and former CITV presenter, Stephen Mulhern.
The show was originally planned to air much earlier (before America's Got Talent) and be presented by Paul O'Grady. However, after O'Grady's defection to Channel 4 from ITV for The Paul O'Grady Show, O'Grady refused to appear in another ITV show, so the series was put on hold after just one rehearsal show.
The audition process is similar to The Gong Show but with the judges pressing buzzers instead of banging a gong. The buzzers can only be pressed once if the judge has seen enough, and when all three are pressed the act must stop. The auditions also include the added twist of having to perform in front of a studio audience alongside the judges. Once the act finishes or is stopped, judges express their opinions and decide whether they would like to see them in the semi-finals, with acts needing to receive a majority vote to go through. The audience is invited to express their views (often boos or cheers) which may have a positive or negative impact on a judge's decision, should the judge be unsure on whether to put the act through.
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Footage of guests attending the Royal Ascot Festival in Berkshire. Shots of some attendees outfits followed by Zara Phillips arriving. Nigel Havers poses for photos. Frankie Dettori is seen waving to crowds. The royal family is seen arriving in carriages with HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
Cheltenham has been welcoming visitors for almost 300 years, ever since the discovery of the first natural spring led to the development of the elegant spa town of today. A unique and historic town with a population of 106,543, Cheltenham is also a cultural centre hosting an impressive calendar of international festivals and special events. Cheltenham is the most complete Regency town in England and one of the few English towns in which traditional and contemporary architecture complement each other. Among its famous visitors were members of the English and Continental Royal families, including Princess (later Queen) Victoria, the Duke of Wellington, and the novelists Jane Austen and Lord Byron. Cheltenham is a large spa town located on the edge of the Cotswolds, conveniently less than a hundred miles from London and an ideal base for touring into the Cotswolds, Stratford upon Avon and Bath.
Careful development and modernisation at the Cheltenham Ladies College means that the facilities are of a higher quality than most other educational establishments. The accommodation is of a very good standard and all sites have comfortable sitting rooms and are within 10 minutes walk of each other through some of Cheltenham's most pleasant residential areas. The town centre is literally at the door step of the school. The Sports Centre is situated on the site of the original Swimming Baths. Behind its listed frontage (1912) in Malvern Road is the magnificent, award-winning 25-metre swimming pool, opened in 1995 by Olympic Champion, Adrian Moorhouse. Adjoining the pool is a six-court sports hall, one of the largest in the county, which offers a wide variety of activities. In addition, there are two fully-equipped air-conditioned fitness suites, football and rugby pitches, squash and all-weather tennis courts.
This fast-paced British thriller stars Tom Harper (Blood And Chocolate, Telstar) as Adam, a gay teacher swept up in a national scandal (leading all the way to the British Royal family) when his handsome and mysterious one-night stand shows up dead.
In his desperate race to discover the killer, Adams every move is tracked through the streets of London. An exhilarating, edge-of-your-seat mystery, Surveillance 24/7 co-stars a tremendous British cast including beautiful Brit star Dawn Steele, the dreamboat Sean Brendan Brosnan (yes, Pierce Brosnans son) and film icon Simon Callow. From the first frame to the last, director Paul Oremland (Like It Is) crafts a paranoid tale that is at once terrifying and wildly entertaining.
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Based on decades of research and the aid of scholars from around the world, God Kings for the first time brings a scholarly and educated look into the world of Royal bloodlines.
The implications of this work are enormous as they involve a lineage traced back to Odin, once believed to be a Norse god, whose lineage then merged with the bloodline of Jesus Christ himself.
As Professor Hugh Montgomery explains, many royal families around the globe know that they are indeed descended from Jesus and the Davidic line, and yet this incredible story has remained a secret for centuries.
Discover why the line of David was so important and where it originated.
Venture back to the time of Mesopotamia and the great God-Kings of antiquity.
Find out how widespread this bloodline is today and how even George Washington was a member of this elite lineage.
Professor Hugh Montgomery has steadfastly refused to be part of the Da Vinci Code debate feeling the real facts have never been properly studied and accepted. Other authors, such as Michael Baigent, have consistently referenced Montgomery as a source for their own work, stating they had "been presented important documents." These documents are owned by Professor Montgomery and are represented here in God Kings for the first time.
Join us as we trace the hidden secret of the real Bloodline.
Soprano: My cousin Olga Nazaykinskaya.
Georg Friedrich Händel Cantata "O numi eterni! (La Lucrezia)" HWV 145 for soprano and continuo, libretto by
3. Ma voi, forse nel Cielo (recitative)
4. Il suol che preme (aria)
Performed by Olga Nazaykinskaya
Tatyana Andrianova, organ; Larisa Kostiukhina, cello
non-professional recording at the concert in Glinka Museum. Moscow, December 16,
Ma voi, forse nel Cielo, per castigo maggior del mio delitto state oziosi, o provocati
Numi; se son sorde le stelle, se non mi odon le sfere, a voi tremende Deità, Deità del
abisso mi volgo, a voi, a voi s'aspetta del tradito onor mio far la vendetta.
Il suol che preme, l'aura che spira l'empio Romano, s'apra, s'infetti.
Se il passo move, se il guardo gira, incontri larve, ruine aspetti.
The last king of Rome had a violent son, Sextus Tarquinius, who in 509 BC raped a
Roman noblewoman named Lucretia. Lucretia told her family what happened compelling
them to take action and then killed herself.
Her brother Lucius Junius Brutus incited the people of Rome against the royal family by
displaying her body. Sextus Tarquinius had to quit Rome to take refuge in Etruria. The
result was the replacement of the monarchy with the new republic. In the end Lucretia's
brother and her husband Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus became the first consuls of Rome.
Photos: Sergiosaurio and my cousuin Olga Nazaykinskaya.
Moscow, Russia and Patagonia, Argentina.
Swathi Tirunal Compositions - This product features one of the greatest veterans of Carnatic music, Smt.Parassala Ponnammal hailing from Trivandrum. She is probably one of the few octogenarian performing musicians in the field of Carnatic music. She had the rare privilege to learn music directly under doyens like Sri Muthayya Bhagavathar and Sri Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. Her music is steeped in tradition and simplicity. An A top grade artist of AIR, she retired as the Principal of R.L.V.College of music and Fine arts, Tripunithura. She was also a Professor in the Swathi Tirunal Music Academy, Trivandrum. She had the honor of being the first lady artist who performed at the Navarathri Music festival at the Navarathri Mandapam organized by the Royal family of Travancore. She is the recipient of many coveted awards and titles, Gayaka Ratnam, Sangeetha Ratnakaram, Isai Mani Makutam, Raga Sahithya Bhava Gayika to name a few.
This product showcases beautiful rare gems of one of the greatest composers of South Indian music, Maharaja Swathi Tirunal. Smt. Ponnamal reveals her mastery and expertise over rakthi ragas like Yadukula Kamboji and Nattaikurunji which are the highlights of this thematic presentation. The most striking feature of this product is the exquisite choice of kritis and the authentic patantharas which is an invaluable treasure for upcoming musicians and students. Smt.Ponnammal is accompanied on the violin by Smt.Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, the daughter of the legendary violinist Sri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman and on the mridangam by Sri N.Arul, a staff artist of AIR Trivandrum.
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This month, let us travel into the past. There are some experiences related to the past in which we completely forget our associations with the present times. When we enter the Folklore and Numismatics museum at Koyikkal Palace, Nedumangad, such an experience awaits us. It is a real treasure house of quaint musical instruments, occupational implements, household utensils, models of folk arts etc. This museum was set up in 1992 and the exhibits here draw attention to the rich cultural background of the state. Many rare articles like Chandravalayam, Nanduni (musical instruments), Kettuvilakku (a ceremonial lamp) and many gold as well as the silver coins of the yesteryears, can be seen here.
The Koyikkal Palace, located 20 kms from Thiruvananthapuram, was built for Umayamma Rani of the Venad Royal Family in the 15th century. Located in a lush green area, the palace is sure to enthrall you if you have a love for the past. So, do not miss it if you are in the capital ci
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Pallivetta (Royal hunt) and Arattu (Holy bath) are two important rituals held as part of the festivals in some of the major temples in Kerala. This video captures some awe inspiring moments of the Arattu ritual held on November 15 at Thiruvananthapuram as part of the festival at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. The uniqueness of the Arattu at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is that the head of the royal family of the erstwhile Travancore kingdom still escorts the idols during the procession donning his traditional attire.
During Pallivetta the head of the royal family shoots a tender coconut using a bow and arrow. This ritual is symbolic of Lord Vishnu (the presiding deity of the shrine) hunting down the demon of evil in a forest and is held in front of the Sundravilasam Palace inside the Thiruvananthapuram fort. The Pallivetta is held on the eve of Arattu.
The Arattu procession takes place in the late afternoon. Images of Sree Pa
The Obama deception goes farther than some think. President Barack Obama looks amazingly like Akhenaten the father of monotheism. Michelle Obama looks amazingly like Akhenaten's mother, Queen Tiye. Akhenaten had two daughters by Nefertiti They look amazingly like Malia and Sasha. The code names of Renegade, Renaissance, Radiance and Rosebud correlate well with the ancient depiction of the Royal Family.
Are the First Family clones?
On the 26th December 2547 a Tsunami took people’s lives and property in six provinces along the coast of the Andaman Sea.
While the flood from the ocean left tear marks on the Thai people’s cheeks, the torrent of support provided by the members of the royal family’s help wash away those tears. His Majesty was a pillar of strength foe his shaken and frightened subjects.
His Majesty’s personal funds and donations in his name flowed immediately to those experiencing the devastation and horror brought by the Tsunami. Children orphaned in the catastrophe were immediately accepted into His Majesty’s patronage and protection under the Raj Pracha Nukul Foundation where they will be cared for and educated to the highest level possible.
Unfortunately, even in times of this natural disaster, conflicts occurred. His Majesty graciously gave a speech for the Thai people encouraging them to work in unity and solve problems together. Love in harmony was that new year’s message to his subjects.
In a reign of over sixty years the Thai people known in their hearts that His Majesty the King watching over them with love and care. Whenever they were in trouble his kindness flows like drops of magic water extinguishing the fire in the heart of their suffering.
Take a break from your workout schedule! You deserve to kick back and relax! And we have the perfect getaway! Check out our new selection of bellydance movies and go back in time to when natives were dressed in tribal garb and royal families were entertained by beautifully outfitted bellydancers! Many titles to choose from! http://www.belly-dance-dvd.com
In this video you will see, in order of appearance, driving around Bali, stone carvers in Ubud, Ubud, Ubud market, Ubud Palace, private temple for the royal family, scenic driving, harvesting rice, rice terraces, wood carvers at Bakuduwi (Garuda Village), Spring Water Temple, Snakeskin fruit (Salak), Mt Batur, driving through the lava fields, Lake Batur, floating restaurant on Lake Batur, rice terraces, scenic driving, temple, scenic driving, traditional Balinese weavers and huge statues in roundabouts.
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