Culzean Castle, Maybole Photos

Culzean Castle (1777-1812) & (1875-9) is by famous architects Robert Adam and later Charles Reid. It is now run as a prime house museum by the National Trust for Scotland. Maybole is an easy trip from Glasgow.

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Culzean Castle over garden fountain run as house museum by National Trust for Scotland. Maybole, Scotland.Garden fountain featuring Poseidon at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Culzean Castle designed by Robert Adam & Charles Reid of Wardrop & Reid incorporates earlier structures. Maybole, Scotland.Fountain in Culzean Castle garden. Maybole, Scotland.
Culzean Castle (1777) over garden fountain run as house museum by National Trust for Scotland. Maybole, Scotland.Garden fountain featuring Poseidon at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Culzean Castle designed by Robert Adam (1777-1812) & Charles Reid of Wardrop & Reid (1875-9) incorporates earlier structures. Maybole, Scotland.Fountain in Culzean Castle garden. Maybole, Scotland.
Gardens at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Gardens at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Thistles in garden at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Gardens at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Gardens at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Gardens at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Thistles in garden at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Gardens at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Culzean Castle &. Maybole, Scotland.Chimneys at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Antique French mortar at eastern entrance of Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Antique French mortar at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Culzean Castle (1777-1812) & (1875-9). Maybole, Scotland. Architect: Robert Adam, then Charles Reid.Chimneys at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Antique French mortar at eastern entrance of Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Antique French mortar at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Collection of arms around fireplace design by Robert Adam in Armory at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.BE2c biplane propeller from WWII supporting lamp in front of frieze & chimneypiece designed by Robert Adam in Armory at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Display of blades over great armchair in Armory at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Collection of arms, some bought in 1812 when obsolete, around crest in Armory at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Collection of arms around fireplace design by Robert Adam in Armory at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.BE2c biplane propeller from WWII supporting lamp in front of frieze & chimneypiece designed by Robert Adam in Armory at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Display of blades over great armchair (1692) in Armory at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Collection of arms, some bought in 1812 when obsolete, around crest in Armory at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Collection of arms around Robert Adam fireplace in Armory at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Cannon models built as starting guns for yacht races in Armory at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Trophy crocodile used as umbrella & cane stand in Armory at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.The Library & sitting room as modernized by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Collection of arms around Robert Adam fireplace in Armory at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Cannon models built as starting guns for yacht races in Armory at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Trophy crocodile used as umbrella & cane stand in Armory at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.The Library & sitting room as modernized (1770s) by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
The Library fireplace by Robert Adam with portrait of Thomas Kennedy 9th Earl of Cassillis by Pompeo Batoni at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Desk & armchair in Robert Adam's Library with curved ends at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Desk set with embossing stamp in Library at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Round table with armchairs in Library at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
The Library fireplace (1770s) by Robert Adam with portrait of Thomas Kennedy 9th Earl of Cassillis (1764) by Pompeo Batoni at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Desk & armchair in Robert Adam's Library with curved ends at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Desk set with embossing stamp in Library at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Round table with armchairs in Library at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Girandole placed by Robert Adam in curved end of Library at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Adjustable rack for portfolios in Library at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Library ceiling by Robert Adam with classical scene at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Library ceiling by Robert Adam with classical scene at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Girandole placed by Robert Adam in curved end of Library at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Adjustable rack for portfolios in Library at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Library ceiling (1770s) by Robert Adam with classical scene at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Library ceiling (1770s) by Robert Adam with classical scene at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Library curtain with plaster work by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Dining room by Wardrop & Reid at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Dining room by Wardrop & Reid retaining & copying decorative elements of Robert Adam original at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Sideboard with sprigged Derby china & knife box at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Library curtain with plaster work (1770s) by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Dining room (1877) by Wardrop & Reid at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Dining room (1877) by Wardrop & Reid retaining & copying decorative elements of Robert Adam original at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Sideboard with sprigged Derby china & knife box at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Derby china ice cream serving dish in dining room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Stoppered wine bottles on stand in dining room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Silver urn with spout in dining room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Dining room sideboard with knife box urns & portrait of wife of 11th Earl of Cassillis at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Derby china ice cream serving dish in dining room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Stoppered wine bottles on stand in dining room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Silver urn with spout in dining room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Dining room sideboard with knife box urns & portrait of wife of 11th Earl of Cassillis at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Clock celebrating racing yacht Bloodhound at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Covered porcelain urn painted with naval ship at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Portrait of Earl of Cassillis in dining room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Portrait of Archibald 11th Earl of Cassillis & Capt RN in dining room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Clock celebrating racing yacht Bloodhound (1877) at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Covered porcelain urn painted with naval ship (c1900) at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Portrait of Earl of Cassillis (1910) in dining room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Portrait of Archibald 11th Earl of Cassillis & Capt RN (1792) in dining room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Dining room ceiling in style of John Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Dining room ceiling in style of John Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Dining room ceiling in style of John Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Oval staircase by John Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Dining room ceiling in style of John Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Dining room ceiling in style of John Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Dining room ceiling in style of John Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Oval staircase by John Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Oval staircase by John Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Skylight & classical columns over Oval staircase by John Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Classical columns by John Adam around Oval staircase at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Portrait of Archibald 12th Earl of Cassillis by William Owen on Oval staircase at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Oval staircase by John Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Skylight & classical columns over Oval staircase by John Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Classical columns by John Adam around Oval staircase at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Portrait of Archibald 12th Earl of Cassillis (1810) by William Owen on Oval staircase at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Portrait of Archibald 12th Earl of Cassillis by William Owen at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Portrait of Napoleon by Robert Lefèvre on Oval staircase at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Sir Thomas Kennedy of Culzean, knighted by King James I/VI for his support of Mary Queen of Scots, portrait attrib. Adrian Vanson at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Portrait of wife of Archibald 12th Earl of Cassillis by William Owen at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Portrait of Archibald 12th Earl of Cassillis (1810) by William Owen at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Portrait of Napoleon by Robert Lefèvre on Oval staircase at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Sir Thomas Kennedy of Culzean, knighted by King James I/VI for his support of Mary Queen of Scots, portrait (c1600 at age 43) attrib. Adrian Vanson at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Portrait of wife of Archibald 12th Earl of Cassillis (1810) by William Owen at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Chinese export vase on Oval staircase hall at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Round drawing room by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Susanna, Countess of Eglinton, aunt of 9th & 10th Earls of Cassillis portrait by Gavin Hamilton at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Marble busts of Napoleon & 2nd wife Marie Louise flanking clock at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Chinese export vase on Oval staircase hall at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Round drawing room by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Susanna, Countess of Eglinton, aunt of 9th & 10th Earls of Cassillis portrait (early 1700s) by Gavin Hamilton at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Marble busts of Napoleon & 2nd wife Marie Louise flanking clock at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Coffee service on tray at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Carved seahorses mantle piece on fireplace in round drawing room by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Ceiling relief in colors specified by Robert Adam in round drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Detail of ceiling relief in colors specified by Robert Adam in round drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Coffee service on tray at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Carved seahorses mantle piece on fireplace in round drawing room by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Ceiling relief in colors specified by Robert Adam in round drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Detail of ceiling relief in colors specified by Robert Adam in round drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Detail of ceiling relief in colors specified by Robert Adam in round drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Gasolier with crystals in round drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Sconce in round drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Sconce in round drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Detail of ceiling relief in colors specified by Robert Adam in round drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Gasolier with crystals in round drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Sconce in round drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Sconce in round drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Reproduced carpet in round drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Reproduced carpet in round drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.State bedroom with Chippendale bed at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.State bedroom fireplace approved by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Reproduced carpet in round drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Reproduced carpet in round drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.State bedroom with Chippendale bed at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.State bedroom fireplace approved by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
State bedroom mirror with eagle at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.State bedroom wardrobe by Thomas Chippendale at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Flax spinning wheel in state bedroom at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Queen Charlotte in Her Coronation Robes portrait by Allan Ramsay at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
State bedroom mirror with eagle at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.State bedroom wardrobe (1740s) by Thomas Chippendale at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Flax spinning wheel in state bedroom at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Queen Charlotte in Her Coronation Robes portrait by Allan Ramsay at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Table with built in mirror before Adamesque fireplace at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Display case with porcelain at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Daybed sofa at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Engravings at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Table with built in mirror before Adamesque fireplace at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Display case with porcelain at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Daybed sofa at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Engravings at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Robert Adam designs at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Blue drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Blue drawing with white marble fireplace at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Thomas Kennedy of Culzean 9th Earl of Cassillis portrait by William Mosman at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Robert Adam designs at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Blue drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Blue drawing with white marble fireplace at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Thomas Kennedy of Culzean 9th Earl of Cassillis portrait by William Mosman at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
White marble fireplace in Blue drawing at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Blue drawing room ceiling by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Blue drawing room ceiling by Robert Adam with painted roundel of mythological scene by Antonio Zucchi at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Blue drawing room ceiling by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
White marble fireplace in Blue drawing at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Blue drawing room ceiling by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Blue drawing room ceiling by Robert Adam with painted roundel of mythological scene by Antonio Zucchi at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Blue drawing room ceiling by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Plenary indulgence issued to Sir Thomas by Pope Benedict XIV at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Rosewood table by John McLean & Sons in Blue drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Long bookcase supporting porcelain in Blue drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Neoclassical china cabinet in Blue drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Plenary indulgence (1750) issued to Sir Thomas by Pope Benedict XIV at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Rosewood table (1820s) by John McLean & Sons in Blue drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Long bookcase (1820s) supporting porcelain in Blue drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Neoclassical china cabinet in Blue drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Porcelain in Blue drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Music room fireplace by Robert Adam & Adamesque mirror at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Music room with Culzean seen from sea painting by Alexander Nasmyth at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Music room with Culzean painting by Alexander Nasmyth at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Porcelain in Blue drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Music room fireplace by Robert Adam & Adamesque mirror at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Music room with Culzean seen from sea painting (c1816) by Alexander Nasmyth at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Music room with Culzean painting (c1816) by Alexander Nasmyth at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Harp in music room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Porcelain plate in music room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Music stand in music room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Culzean Castle from North with Ailsa Craig painting by Alexander Nasmyth at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Harp in music room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Porcelain plate in music room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Music stand in music room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Culzean Castle from North with Ailsa Craig painting (c1816) by Alexander Nasmyth at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Archibald Kennedy 3rd Marquess of Ailsa portrait by Anthony Carey Stannus at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.'Vanguard' & 'Foxhound' off the Longships painting by Arthur Wellington Fowles at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Ceiling by Robert Adam in Music room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Ceiling by Robert Adam in Music room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Archibald Kennedy (1847-1938) 3rd Marquess of Ailsa portrait by Anthony Carey Stannus at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.'Vanguard' & 'Foxhound' off the Longships painting by Arthur Wellington Fowles at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Ceiling by Robert Adam in Music room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Ceiling by Robert Adam in Music room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Ceiling by Robert Adam in Music room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Fireplace with carving of Minerva by Robert Adam in Lady Ailsa's Boudoir at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Minerva carving detail on fireplace by Robert Adam with bust in Lady Ailsa's Boudoir at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Embroidered screen at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Ceiling by Robert Adam in Music room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Fireplace with carving of Minerva by Robert Adam in Lady Ailsa's Boudoir at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Minerva carving detail on fireplace by Robert Adam with bust in Lady Ailsa's Boudoir at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Embroidered screen at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Embroidered screen panel of stork at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Drawing of Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Lady Ailsa's dressing room with fireplace & mirror by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Detail of medallion on Lady Ailsa's dressing room fireplace by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Embroidered screen panel of stork at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Drawing (1801) of Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Lady Ailsa's dressing room with fireplace & mirror by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Detail of medallion on Lady Ailsa's dressing room fireplace by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Cradle in shape of boat made by model makers at Ailsa Shipbuilders in Lady Ailsa's dressing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Washstand with basin & pitcher in Lady Ailsa's dressing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Vanity set in Lady Ailsa's dressing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Lady Ailsa's dressing room mirror by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Cradle in shape of boat made by model makers at Ailsa Shipbuilders in Lady Ailsa's dressing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Washstand with basin & pitcher in Lady Ailsa's dressing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Vanity set in Lady Ailsa's dressing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Lady Ailsa's dressing room mirror by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Bath tub with mahogany surrounds at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Four-poster bed with canopy at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Bedroom with Adamesque fireplace & cradle in shape of boat at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Cradle in shape of boat at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Bath tub with mahogany surrounds (late 19th C) at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Four-poster bed with canopy at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Bedroom with Adamesque fireplace & cradle in shape of boat at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Cradle in shape of boat at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Chinese export porcelain punchbowl at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.General Dwight D. Eisenhower desk where he was given top floor of Culzean Castle as gratitude for his WWII service. Maybole, Scotland.Firth of Clyde & Isle of Aaran seen from Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Coastal view at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Chinese export porcelain punchbowl at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.General Dwight D. Eisenhower desk where he was given top floor of Culzean Castle as gratitude for his WWII service. Maybole, Scotland.Firth of Clyde & Isle of Aaran seen from Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Coastal view at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Flowers over water off Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Decorative antique canons at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Archway to gardens at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Perimeter wall at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Flowers over water off Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Decorative antique canons at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Archway to gardens at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Perimeter wall at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Triumphal arch entrance to Culzean Castle grounds. Maybole, Scotland.Family crest atop triumphal arch at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Pillared gateway to stables at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Home farm complex by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Triumphal arch entrance to Culzean Castle grounds. Maybole, Scotland.Family crest atop triumphal arch at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Pillared gateway to stables at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Home farm complex (1776) by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Home farm complex by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Archway entrance to home farm complex by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.

Home farm complex (1776) by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Archway entrance to home farm complex (1776) by Robert Adam at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.


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