Monday, November 18, 2019

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

A-Ma Temple

A-Ma Temple might be the oldestA building in Macau - built before the city developed. One should come here early in the morning -...

Belfry of Cagsawa Church

Ruins of once beautiful church near Mayon Volcano serve as a reminder: landscape near volcanoes might be beautiful but every moment one should expect...

Patan Durbar Square

Nepal is much more than Himalaya. Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu Valley clearly illustrates this - this ancient city is a treasure trove of...

Angkor Wat

The largest religious monument in the world is Angkor Wat. This gorgeous temple complex was constructed in the first half of the 12th century...

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

The best known landmark and symbol of Brunei is Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque. This elegant structure was constructed in 1958 and symbolises the...

Somawathie Stupa

It happened in 1947 when Buddhist monk Sirimalwatte Piyaratana Thera with some other monks walked through the remote jungle in the northern part of...

Antiphonitis church

Interesting monument of Cypriot medieval art is Antiphonitis Church - church with unusual architecture and remnants of valuable frescoes. Unfortunately it has been looted...

Yamoussoukro Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

The largest basilica in the world - Yamoussoukro Basilica of Our Lady of Peace - was financed by the president of Côte d'Ivoire Félix...

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...

Goree Island (Gorée Island)

Africa has many interesting island cities - small islands which are covered with historical buildings. Goree Island - predecessor of Dakar - though is...