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Kuwait Concours d'Elegance

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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.

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A: Concours d'Elegance3

di Alex Dennis Bolado, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Concours d’Elegance is an automobile competition that judges the designs and styles of elegant, sumpt...

Concours d'Elegance3

B: Concours d' Elegance

di Alex Dennis Bolado, 10 metri di distanza

Concours d’Elegance is an automobile competition that judges the designs and styles of elegant, sumpt...

Concours d' Elegance

C: Concours D Elegance 2

di Alex Dennis Bolado, 10 metri di distanza

Concours D Elegance 2

D: Salmiya seaside in IR

di Michael Malag, 210 metri di distanza

Shot taken with an IR converted camera.Used blue sky as custom white balance.Channel swap in photoshop.

Salmiya seaside in IR

E: Kuwait Shoreline at Night

di Eric Walker, 410 metri di distanza

On the beach at night in Kuwait. The tall tower structure with decorative sails has two high-end rest...

Kuwait Shoreline at Night

F: At the Gazebo

di Alex Dennis Bolado, 1.7 km di distanza

At the Gazebo

G: Shaab Park

di Michael Malag, 2.0 km di distanza

Shaab Park

H: Shaab Park fountain

di Michael Malag, 2.1 km di distanza

Shaab Park fountain

I: Ruined Vehicle Graveyard, Kuwait

di Eric Walker, 2.5 km di distanza

Kuwait is an extremely wealthy nation, and many times cars that have been "totaled" are simply left o...

Ruined Vehicle Graveyard, Kuwait

J: Maidan Hawally - Kuwait

di Eric Walker, 2.7 km di distanza

Maidan Hawally, Kuwait. Apartment back courtyard in block 11, just off Rabya street. Neighboring buil...

Maidan Hawally - Kuwait

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Middle East

Questa è una vista generale di 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.

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