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Victor Horta, Tassel House, Brussels, Belgium, Art Nouveau http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pWKYLCts-F4/UXsKEablmdI/AAAAAAAAUIw/pNC1RflVdqM/s1600/horta1334261249153.png Victor, Baron Horta after 1932 (b. 6 January 1861; Ghent, Belgium – d. 8 September 1947; Brussels, Belgium) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Horta

The magnificent Peles Castles, with its fairytale turrets and pointed towers rising above acres of green meadows sprinkled with haystacks, was built as a summer residence by Romania's longest serving monarch, King Carol I, who died and was buried here in 1914, just months after the castle’s completion.Peles Castle was the first castle in Europe to have central heating and electricity. During Ceausescu's era, its 160 rooms, each furnished to reflect a different European country, ...

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