Friday, December 13, 2019

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

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...

Jogimara Cave, Sita Bengra Cave

Although India is a country of miracles and surprises, Jogimara Cave and Sita Bengra Cave is miracle even by Indian standards. Together with the...

Tây Ninh Holy See

Centre of Cao Đài religion, ornate building built in 1933 - 1955. Location, GPS coordinates: 11.3039 N 106.1332 E Categories: Other contemporary shrines Values: Architecture Rating: Where is located? Asia, Vietnam, Southeast, centre...

Historical center of México

Unique urban monument uniting prehistoric Aztec architecture with lush Spanish colonial architecture. Zocalo in the center of city is the second largest urban plaza...

Santa María del Agua de Landa

The last of the five gorgeous Franciscan missions in Sierra Gorda, built in 1760 - 1768. Church has elaborate, sumptuous façade which has been...

Kuda Caves

There is a group of ancient rock-cut Buddhist caves in central Maharashtra, near the sea, at Janjira creek. These are Kuda Caves - 26...

Tu Duc Tomb

Large and ornate imperial tomb (in fact - complex of many buildings), built in 1864–1867 for emperor Tự Đức. Emperor used this structure as...

Charleston County Courthouse

A historical court building (1790-1792). It has been designed in Neoclassicism style by James Hoban and is a model for his later work -...

Olakkannesvara Temple – the old lighthouse

The information about Olakkannesvara Temple is controversial - according to some this temple is even one of the oldest lighthouses in the world! One...

Antakya Church of Saint Peter (cave church)

One of the many candidates for the title of the oldest church in the world is a modest cave church in Turkey. Antakya Church...