Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Udayagiri Caves, Khandagiri Caves

Two hills - Udayagiri and Khandagiri near Bhubaneswar - are located only some 150 - 200 m apart and contain unique monuments of ancient...

Mahishasura Mardini Cave

Mahabalipuram contains 14 cave temples and several of these unique structures contain significant works of ancient art. One of them - Mahishasura Mardini Cave...

Bobo Dioulasso Grand Mosque

The amazing Bobo Dioulasso Grand Mosque is impressive representative of the traditional Sudano-Sahelian architecture, most likely - the largest building in this style in...

Karla Caves

India hosts nearly immense wealth of ancient rock-cut architecture for diverse tastes. But many eyewitnesses agree that the most impressive chaitya – Buddhist prayer...

Persepolis

If one compares Persepolis to the marvels of modern architecture it becomes clear: not that much has been achieved over the last 2500 years....

Judaism monuments

Outstanding Judaism monuments around the world Israel, Palestine Cave of the Patriarchs - Palestine, Hebron. A system of rock-cut passages under Hebron's old city, below the...

Ha’amonga ‘a Maui (Trilithon) and ‘esi Maka Fa’akinanga

One of the most unusual megalithic monuments in Pacific is Ha'amonga 'a Maui in Tonga. It has no analogues regarding its construction, shape and...

Popa Taung Kalat

One of the most sacred places in Burma is Popa Taung Kalat - incredible monastery perched on the top of cliff. Burmese pilgrims come...

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

It was long ago and no one knows for sure how this happened - but maybe the roots of modern Western Europe start exactly...

Ottobeuren Abbey

There are no doubts: Ottobeuren Abbey and, especially, Ottobeuren Basilica have some of the best Baroque and Rococo style interiors worldwide. Though, just a...