0 Likes

Concours d'Elegance3
Middle East

Concours d’Elegance is an automobile competition that judges the designs and styles of elegant, sumptuous classic cars. It started in Paris in the 1920s, the period just after “Belle Epoque.” At that time, Paris, a city full of art and hedonism, became the world’s cultural capital. In the up-scale social Parisian circles, people became infatuated with the extravagance of automobiles, the forefront of all the latest technologies. Owners of these new machines would gather at beautiful venues, such as a castle by a lake or a garden with immaculate lawns to show off their gorgeous vehicles. This competition was a product of the unique time in the automobile industry when luxurious cars were either made to order or the production was very limited in number. After Concours d’Elegance won the hearts of people in France, it went over the Alps and reached Italy, which also had a passion for the arts.

Copyright: Alex Dennis Bolado
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Uploaded: 20/02/2012
Updated: 07/08/2014
Views:

...


Tags: kuwait
comments powered by Disqus

Alex Dennis Bolado
Kuwait Concours d'Elegance
Alex Dennis Bolado
Concours d' Elegance
Alex Dennis Bolado
Concours D Elegance 2
Michael Malag
Salmiya seaside in IR
Eric Walker
Kuwait Shoreline at Night
Alex Dennis Bolado
At the Gazebo
Michael Malag
Shaab Park
Michael Malag
Shaab Park fountain
Eric Walker
Ruined Vehicle Graveyard, Kuwait
Eric Walker
Maidan Hawally - Kuwait
Eric Walker
Testing in Maidan Hawally, Kuwait
Eric Walker
Apartment 2012
Thomas Schubert
Cold winter morning at Grosser Teich lake, Ilmenau, Germany
Evgeny Efimov
View from the Helix Bridge at night, Singapore
Stephan Messner
Carolabrücke Dresden
Marin Giurgiu
„Maria Filotti” Theatre, view from stage, Braila, Romania
Rogério Isidorio
Praia de Piuma durante a baixamar.
Bernd Kronmueller
Menai Bridge at low tide with iced rocks and algae
Stephan Messner
Ski jump ruin near Waldenburg
Özgür Örsoğlu
Anıtkabir
Jan Koehn
New Bridge - 2
Volodymyr Shostak ( dailylviv.com )
Reunion Day Ukraine. 22.01.2011. Lviv
Stephan Messner
cold night
Mark de Graaf
The Pinacles Western Australia
Alex Dennis Bolado
Binangonan Fish Port
Alex Dennis Bolado
Tanay Park
Alex Dennis Bolado
Club Manila East-Taytay
Alex Dennis Bolado
Lightbenders Moto Challenge
Alex Dennis Bolado
Lightbenders PG-Elements Photoshoot BTS
Alex Dennis Bolado
Gulf Run at 360 Mall
Alex Dennis Bolado
Antipolo Mini-Park
Alex Dennis Bolado
Sunset at the Bay
Alex Dennis Bolado
Weekend at Remal
Alex Dennis Bolado
Kuwait Towers
Alex Dennis Bolado
Dhow Museum-Radisson Blue
Alex Dennis Bolado
Regina Rica Rosarii
More About Middle East

Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.Text by Steve Smith.