Monday, July 15, 2019

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Perfume Temple (Perfume Pagoda)

Group of rock-cut temples. One of the most important and beautiful Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Vietnam, it was developed in harmony with the picturesque...

Hellnahellir

Enormous artificial cave, made in medieval times. This 50 m long cave is covered with engravings. Location, GPS coordinates: 64.0074 N 20.1546 W Categories: Rock cut architecture and...

Glaumbær Turf Houses

TOne of the best representatives of traditional Icelandic turf houses – a group of carefully restored turf houses in Skagafjordur Folk Museum. The site...

Bessastaðir

Historical manor house, built in the site of royal stronghold. Since 1944 – residence of the President of Iceland. Location, GPS coordinates: 64.1060 N 21.9955 W Categories: Palaces,...

Hóladómkirkja

The largest traditional stone church in Iceland, built in 1763. Location, GPS coordinates: 65.7333 N 19.1139 W Categories: Churches Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Europe, Iceland, Norðurland vestra, in Skagafjörður district,...

Hallgrímskirkja

The best known monument of architecture in Reykjavík – an impressive, 74.5 m tall church, designed in Art Deco style. Constructed in 1945 –...

Palayoor Church of St. Thomas

The story of Palayoor Church of St. Thomas is perplexed and, to be frank, deals more with emotions than facts. According to millions of...

Mahabalipuram

This seems like a fairy tale - but this is a reality. Mahabalipuram exists - a legendary, ages-old city packed with seemingly improbable, ornate...

Saint Mary Church of the Holy Belt and the underground church

We may never learn if this is true or not - but people in Homs believe that an underground room under the Saint Mary...

Dharmaraja Mandapa, Mahabalipuram

The simple, even ascetic Dharmaraja Mandapa is somewhat less noticed rock-cut temple in Mahabalipuram. This temple is located near the Olakkannesvara Temple and an interesting,...