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Lonja de la Seda

#AceFriendsNews – Superb post and really well written. Ian

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Lonja de la SedaLonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. The Gothic style building was built in between 1480-ish to 1548. A beautiful addition to Valencia’s architecture. UNESCO described it as an exceptional secular building in late Gothic style with aesthetically unique decoration. The building was used as oil trading in the 15th century that later developed into maritime trading and the silk exchange. The building complex comprises four parts: the Tower, the Sea Consulate Rooms, the Orange-tree Patio and the Hall of Columns.

The Hall of Columns is perhaps the most astonishing area. It was built with amazing tall pillars and impressive designed ceiling.  The trading in the past happened in this hall – where merchants from all over Europe came and traded their goods. The exquisite hall was showing the power and wealth of the area during those period. The hall was called as well as Sala…

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#AceFriendsNews – Great picture Paul 🙂

Power Plant Janitor John Fry Standing Guard as Floors Dry

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John Fry had a peculiar way of standing in front of the bathroom door in the electric shop after he had mopped the bathroom floor as he waited for the floor to dry.  It was as if he was a sentry on duty in front of the Buckingham Palace in London because he would stand so still.  I would amuse myself by picturing him dressed in the red Beefeater uniform standing at attention at the bathroom door at a coal-fired Power Plant in North Central Oklahoma.

Guard at Buckingham Palace Guard at Buckingham Palace

Only John wasn’t carrying a rifle, he was holding his broom handle.  He would hold the handle of the broom so that it was parked just behind his right ear.  His head would be slightly bent forward and the expression on his face was one of deep thought.  John didn’t speak much.  I wondered if he had ever been a…

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