1840s Carrollton Inn

2008-01-28 17:50:00

1840s Carrollton InnFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search Carrollton Inn and PlazaThe 1840s Carrollton Inn and Plaza, located in Baltimore, Maryland consists of two historic buildings and their complimentary 1980 additions built to resemble the previous federal style buildings. The oldest of the row house buildings dates back to the late 1700s and anchors the east side of the block containing the Carroll Mansion (not part of the inn), the winter home of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. These buildings and others were assembled by the City of Baltimore in the 1980's and became the Baltimore City Life Museums until its closure in 1997 due to financial issues. The 1840s Carrollton Inn opened in July, 2007 with 13 boutique rooms. Each room has whirlpool baths, fireplaces, antiques and decorator furnishings. The main entrance to the building is through the historic doorway at 50 Albemarle. The home was bought by John Dalrymple from the heirs of George Davy, in 1796 for $3,300. Dalrymple was probably a principal in the construction of the remainder of the buildings on Lombard and Albemarle. Along with James Mosher, he was co-architect and builder of the First Presbyterian Church (1791) at Fayette and Guilford. The three story brick house retains it Flemish bond brick work and splayed brick lintels. One mantel is original to the house. A noteworthy feature is the huge fireplace in the basement which was used for cooking. This building was sold to John Hutchinson, a wheelwright in the 1840s. Grocers and other businesses used the house until the last private owner, renting to a variety store, closed shop in 1983. After renovation by the Baltimore City Life Museums, The Hutchinson’s life was portrayed in living history in “The 1840s House.” The adjoining 1860 smaller house to the west features six over six wood windows and shuttered first floor windows set in segmented arches and w... Devamı

United Kingdom

2008-01-26 08:45:00

United KingdomFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search"UK" redirects here. For other uses, see UK (disambiguation).For other uses, see United Kingdom (disambiguation).United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland[2]   Flag Royal coat of arms  Motto: "Dieu et mon droit"[3]  (French)"God and my right" Anthem: "God Save the Queen"[4]  Location of the  United Kingdom  (dark green) – on the European continent  (light green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (light green) Capital(and largest city) London51°30′N, 0°7′W Official languages English[5] (de facto) Recognised regional languages Welsh, Irish, Ulster Scots, Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Cornish, Manx[6] Demonym British Government Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Gordon Brown Formation  -  Acts of Union 1 May 1707   -  Act of Union 1 January 1801   -  Anglo-Irish Treaty 12 April 1922  EU accession 1 January 1973 Area  -  Total 244,820 km² (79th)94,526 sq mi   -  Water (%) 1.34 Population  -  mid-2006 estimate 60,587,300[1] (22nd)  -  2001 census 58,789,194[7]   -  Density 246/km² (48th)637/sq mi GDP (PPP) 2006 estimate  -  Total US$2.270 trillion (6th)  -  Per capita US$37,328 (13th) GDP (nominal) 2006 estimate  -  Total $2.660.7 trillion[2] (6th)  -  Per capita $38,624 (12th) Gini (1999) 36.8 (medium)  HDI (2005)  0.946 (high) (16th) Currency Pound sterling (£) (GBP) Time zone GMT (UTC+0)  -  Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1) Internet TLD .uk[8] Calling code +44 ^  In the United Kingdom and Dependencies, some other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous (regional) languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In ... Devamı

Ukraine

2008-01-26 08:44:00

UkraineFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, searchУкраїнаUkrayina Ukraine   Flag Coat of arms  Anthem: Ще не вмерла України ні слава, ні воля  (Ukrainian)Shche ne vmerla Ukrayiny ni slava, ni volya  (transliteration)Ukraine's glory has not yet perished, nor her freedom  Location of  Ukraine  (orange) on the European continent  (white) Capital(and largest city) Kiev (Kyiv)50°27′N, 30°30′E Official languages Ukrainian Demonym Ukrainian Government Semi-presidential unitary state  -  President Viktor Yushchenko  -  Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko  -  Speaker of the Parliament Arseniy Yatsenyuk Independence from the Soviet Union   -  Declared August 24, 1991   -  Referendum December 1, 1991   -  Finalized December 25, 1991  Area  -  Total 603,628 km² (44th)233,090 sq mi   -  Water (%) 7% Population  -  2007 estimate 46,490,400 (27th)  -  2001 census 48,457,102   -  Density 78/km² (115th)199/sq mi GDP (PPP) 2007 estimate  -  Total $364.3 billion (28th)  -  Per capita $7,832 (84th) GDP (nominal) 2006 estimate  -  Total $106.11 billion [1] (51rd)  -  Per capita $2,830 (100th) Gini (2006) 31[2]  HDI (2005)  0.788 (medium) (76th) Currency Hryvnia (UAH) Time zone EET (UTC+2)  -  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3) Internet TLD .ua Calling code +380 Ukraine (English pronunciation /juːˈkreɪn/; Ukrainian: Україна, Ukrayina, /ukrɑˈjinɑ/) is a country in Eastern Europe. It borders Russia to the east, Belarus to the north, Pol... Devamı

Northern Cyprus

2008-01-26 08:43:01

Northern CyprusFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia(Redirected from Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus)Jump to: navigation, searchKuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus   Flag Coat of arms  Anthem: İstiklâl Marşı  (Turkish)Independence March  Capital Nicosia35°10′N, 33°22′E Official languages Turkish Government Representative democratic republic1  -  President Mehmet Ali Talat  -  Prime Minister Ferdi Sabit Soyer Independence (de facto) from Cyprus   -  Proclaimed November 15, 1983   -  Recognition By Turkey only  Area  -  Total 3,355 km² (167th ranked together with Cyprus)1,295 sq mi   -  Water (%) 2.7 Population  -  20062 census 264,172   -  Density 78/km² (89th)203/sq mi GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate  -  Total $4.54 billion (2006 est.) [1] (90th)  -  Per capita $7,135 (2006 est.) [2] (166th) Currency New Turkish Lira (TRY) Time zone EET (UTC+2)  -  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3) Internet TLD .nc.tr Calling code +90  spec. +90-392 1 Freedomhouse.org Country Report 2 The press statement of Prime Minister Ferdi Sabit Soyer on the tentative results of 2006 population and housing census (5 May 2006)PDF (88.8 KiB) Nüfus ve Konut Sayimi. The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) (Turkish: Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti, KKTC), commonly called Northern Cyprus, is a de facto independent republic,[3][4][5] located in the north of the island country of Cyprus. The TRNC declared its independence in 1983, nine years after a Greek Cypriot coup attempting to annex the island to Greece triggered a Turkish invasion of Cyprus. It has received diplomatic recognition only from Turkey, on which it is dependent for economic, political and military support. The rest of the international community, including the United Nations and European Union, recognise the sovereignty of the Republic of ... Devamı

Transnistria

2008-01-26 08:43:00

TransnistriaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, searchFor the region during the Second World War, see Transnistria (World War II).Република Молдовеняскэ Нистрянэ(Republica Moldovenească Nistreană)Приднестрóвская Молдáвская Респýблика(Pridnestrovskaya Moldavskaya Respublika)Придністровська Молдавська Республіка(Pridnistrovs'ka Moldavs'ka Respublika) Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic   Flag Coat of arms  Anthem: Anthem of Transnistria  Capital Tiraspol Official languages Moldovan, Russian, Ukrainian Ethnic groups (2005) 32% Moldovans31% Russians29% Ukrainians Government Internationally unrecognized semi-presidential republic  -  President of the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic Igor Smirnov Autonomous territory of the Republic of Moldova that is de facto independent  -  Declaration of Independence September 2, 1990   -  War of Transnistria March 2 - July 21, 1992   -  Recognition none  Area  -  Total 4,163 km² 1,607 sq mi   -  Water (%) 2.35 Population  -  2007 estimate 537,000[1]   -  2004 census 555,347   -  Density 133/km² 345/sq mi Currency Transnistrian ruble1 (PRB) Time zone EET (UTC+2)  -  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3) Internet TLD none2 Calling code +373  spec. +373 5 and +373 2 1 Moldovan leu used in... Devamı