Monday, November 18, 2019

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Boddam Church

Numerous yachtsmen visit the remote Salomon Islands in the middle of Indian Ocean - and are surprised to find ruins of church in Boddam...

Borgund stave church

The best preserved and most authentic stave church is Borgund stave church in Norway. This beautiful wooden building was constructed in the time period...

Haczów Church

The oldest wooden church in Poland is Haczów Church of the Assumption of Holy Mary and St. Michael's Archangel. This beautiful structure most likely...

Kaaba and Masjid-al-Haram

The history of the mysterious Kaaba started long before Islam and this could be one of the oldest active shrines in the world. Today...

Erdene Zuu monastery

Erdene Zuu monastery for centuries was key religious, intellectual and political centre of medieval Mongolia. Parts of this important historical landmark have been preserved...

Christiansted

There is a Danish planned town built by black people in Caribbean - Christiansted. This charming colonial town is located in Saint Croix, United...

Cathedral of San Juan Bautista

Although sometimes it is claimed that Cathedral of San Juan Bautista is the oldest church building in America, this is not true. Here was...

Siena Cathedral of Santa Maria

One of the most beautiful cathedrals in Italy is Siena Cathedral of Santa Maria. This grand building looks pompous from outside and contains numerous...

Jacmel

One of the most charming towns in Haiti is Jacmel - old coffee port, which was established in 1698. Nearly all buildings in the...

Assisi Basilica (Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi)

The construction of the Assisi Basilica caused strife among the followers of Francis of Assisi - the magnificence and luxury of this enormous building...