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Ham House – Wikipedia

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Historic house museum in Ham, London

Ham House is a 17th-century house set in formal gardens on the bank of the River Thames in Ham, south of Richmond in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It was completed by 1610 by Thomas Vavasour,[1] an Elizabethan courtier and Knight Marshal to James I, but came to prominence during the 1670s as the home of Elizabeth (Murray) Maitland, the Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart and her second husband John Maitland, the Duke of Lauderdale. The house retains many original Jacobean features and furnishings and is claimed by the National Trust to be “unique in Europe as the most complete survival of 17th century fashion and power.”[2] The house is designated on the National Heritage List for England as a Grade I listed building[3] and has been an Accredited Museum since 2015.[4] Its park and formal

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Moorgate – Wikipedia

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Human settlement in England

Moorgate was one of the City of London’s northern gates in its defensive wall, the last to be built. The gate took its name from the Moorfields, an area of marshy land that lay immediately north of the wall.

The gate was demolished in 1762, but gave its name to a major street, Moorgate, laid out in 1834. The area around the street and around Moorgate station is informally also referred to as Moorgate. The Moorgate district is home to many financial institutions and has many notable historic and contemporary buildings.

Moorgate station was the site of the Moorgate tube crash of 1975, when a Northern City Line train failed to stop and hit a brick wall killing 43. This resulted in systems, known as

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Surabaya – Wikipedia

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City in Indonesia

City in Java, Indonesia

Surabaya

 • Javanese ꦯꦸꦫꦧꦪ
Coat of arms of Surabaya

Coat of arms

Nickname(s): 

Kota Pahlawan (City of Heroes)

Motto(s): 

Sparkling Surabaya

Location within East Java

Interactive map outlining Surabaya

Surabaya is located in Java
Surabaya

Surabaya is located in Indonesia
Surabaya

Surabaya (Indonesia)

Coordinates: 07°14′45″S 112°44′16″E / 7.24583°S 112.73778°E / -7.24583; 112.73778Coordinates: 07°14′45″S 112°44′16″E / 7.24583°S 112.73778°E / -7.24583; 112.73778
Country Indonesia Indonesia
Region Java
Province Coat of arms of East Java.svg East Java
Settled 1037[1]
Founded 31 May 1293[2]
Incorporated 1 April 1906[3]
 • Mayor Eri Cahyadi
 • Vice Mayor Armuji [id]
 • City 350.5 km2 (135.3 sq mi)
 • Urban 911 km2 (352 sq mi)
 • Metro 5,925 km2 (2,288 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
 • City 2,898,240 (2nd)
 • Density 8,268/km2 (21,410/sq mi)
 • Urban 6,499,000 (3rd)
 • Urban density 7,134/km2 (18,480/sq mi)
 • Metro 9,570,870 (2nd)
 • Metro density 1,615/km2 (4,180/sq 
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Kuala Lumpur – Wikipedia

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Capital of Malaysia

Federal territory and capital city in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
 • Jawi ولايه ڤرسكوتوان کوالا لومڤور
 • Chinese 吉隆坡聯邦直轄區
 • Tamil கோலா லம்பூர்
Flag of Kuala Lumpur
Coat of arms of Kuala Lumpur

Coat of arms

Nickname(s): 

KL

Motto(s): 

Bersedia Menyumbang Bandaraya Cemerlang
English: Ready to Contribute towards an Excellent City

Anthem: Maju dan Sejahtera
English: Progress and Prosper
Coordinates: 03°08′52″N 101°41′43″E / 3.14778°N 101.69528°E / 3.14778; 101.69528Coordinates: 03°08′52″N 101°41′43″E / 3.14778°N 101.69528°E / 3.14778; 101.69528
Country Malaysia
Administrative areas
Establishment 1857[1]
City status 1 February 1972
Transferred to federal jurisdiction 1 February 1974
 • Type Federal administration
local government
 • Body Kuala Lumpur City Hall
 • Mayor Nor Hisham Bin Ahmad Dahlan
 • Federal territory 243 km2 (94 sq mi)
 • Metro 2,243.27 km2 (866.13 sq mi)
Elevation 66 m (217 ft)
 • Federal territory 1,790,000
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Ryde, New South Wales – Wikipedia

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Suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Ryde is a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Ryde is located 13 km north-west of the Sydney Central Business District and 8 km east of Parramatta. Ryde is the administrative centre of the local government area of the City of Ryde and part of the Northern Sydney region. It lies on the north bank of the Parramatta River.

North Ryde, West Ryde, and East Ryde are separate suburbs from Ryde.

History[edit]

Ryde was named after the town of Ryde on the Isle of Wight. It may have been adopted from G.M. Pope, who came from Ryde on the Isle of Wight, who settled in the area and opened the “Ryde Store”.[2]

Originally known by its Aboriginal name Wallumatta, it was

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Holland House – Wikipedia

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Early Jacobean country house in Kensington, London

Holland House, originally known as Cope Castle, was an early Jacobean country house in Kensington, London, situated in a country estate that is now Holland Park. It was built in 1605 by the diplomat Sir Walter Cope. The building later passed by marriage to Henry Rich, 1st Baron Kensington, 1st Earl of Holland, and by descent through the Rich family, then became the property of the Fox family, during which time it became a noted gathering-place for Whigs in the 19th century. The house was largely destroyed by German firebombing during the Blitz in 1940 and today only the east wing and some ruins of the ground floor and south facade remain, along with various outbuildings and formal gardens. In 1949 the ruin was designated a grade I listed building[1] and it is now owned by the Royal Borough of

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Winchester Mystery House – Wikipedia

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mansion in San Jose, California

United States historic place

The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, California, that was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of firearm magnate William Wirt Winchester. Located at 525 South Winchester Blvd. in San Jose, the Queen Anne Style Victorian mansion is renowned for its size, its architectural curiosities, and its lack of any master building plan. It is a designated California historical landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is privately owned and serves as a tourist attraction.

Since its construction in 1886, the property and mansion were claimed by many to be haunted by the ghosts of those killed with Winchester rifles. Under Winchester’s day-to-day guidance, its “from-the-ground-up” construction proceeded around the clock, by some accounts, without

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Carson Mansion – Wikipedia

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historic building in Eureka, California

The Carson Mansion is a large Victorian house located in Old Town, Eureka, California. Regarded as one of the highest executions of American Queen Anne style architecture,[2]:33 the house is “considered the most grand Victorian home in America.”[3] It is one of the most written about and photographed Victorian houses in California and possibly also in the United States.[3]

Originally the home of William Carson, one of Northern California’s first major lumber barons, it has been a private club since 1950.[3] The house and grounds are not open to the public.[4] It currently is owned and occupied by the Ingomar Club.[4]

Carson family history[edit]

The Carson Mansion in 1902

William Carson (July 15, 1825 New Brunswick – February 20, 1912 Eureka), for whom the house was built, arrived in San Francisco from New Brunswick,

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Tranmere, South Australia – Wikipedia

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Suburb of Adelaide, South Australia

Tranmere is an eastern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Campbelltown.

History[edit]

The name Tranmere was given in 1838 to Section 273 of 67 acres by its purchaser David Wylie, who named it after his hometown of Tranmere, Cheshire in England.[2] David Wylie M.A. (ca.1799 – 8 March 1853), who ran a school on the property,[3] was a brother-in law of William Scott MLC, who purchased an adjoining property.

Tranmere Post Office opened on 3 February 1947, but was renamed Kensington Gardens North in 1966.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 3,218 persons in Tranmere on census night. Of these, 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (68.4%) were of Australian birth, with 5.0%being born in Italy, and 4.4% in

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Muscat – Wikipedia

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Capital of Oman

Metropolis in Muscat Governorate, Oman

Muscat (Arabic: مَسْقَط‎, Masqaṭ pronounced [ˈmasqatˤ]) is the capital city and is the most populated city in Oman. It is the seat of the Governorate of Muscat. According to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), the total population of Muscat Governorate was 1.4 million as of September 2018.[4] The metropolitan area spans approximately 3,500 km2 (1,400 sq mi)[5] and includes six provinces called wilayat.[citation needed] Known since the early 1st century AD as an important trading port between the west and the east, Muscat was ruled by various indigenous tribes as well as foreign powers such as the Persians, the Portuguese Empire, the Iberian Union and the Ottoman Empire at various points in its history. A regional military power in the 18th century, Muscat’s influence extended as far as East Africa

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