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  1. pavilions

    In architecture, pavilion has several meanings: It may be a subsidiary building that is either positioned separately or as an attachment to a main building. Often it is associated with pleasure. In palaces and traditional mansions of Asia, there may be pavilions that are either freestanding or connected by covered walkways, as in the Forbidden City (Chinese pavilions), Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, and in Mughal buildings like the Red Fort. As part of a large palace, pavilions may be symmetrically placed building blocks that flank (appear to join) a main building block or the outer ends of wings extending from both sides of a central building block, the corps de logis. Such configurations provide an emphatic visual termination to the composition of a large building, akin to bookends.The word is from French pavillon (Old French paveillon) and it meant a small palace, from Latin papilionem (accusative of papilio). In Late Latin and Old French, it meant both ‘butterfly’ and ‘tent’, because the canvas of a tent resembled a butterfly's spread wings.


  1. Pavilions

    Pavilions is a grocery store banner used by Vons, a supermarket division of Safeway Inc. in Southern California. Although similar to Vons stores, Pavilions markets are more upscale and feature a larger selection of organic food, wine, and other speciality foods. Introduced by Vons in 1986, they were the showpiece of their new image. The stores also tend to be larger and more expensive than the typical Vons store, because many of them contain full-service pharmacies as a standard feature.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pavilions in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pavilions in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    I was amazed to see thousands of people queuing up for everything. For the pavilions, for coffee, for anything. It's not like Italians. I think a myth grew up around the place and lots of people just wanted to experience it.

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