Sunday, August 9, 2020

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

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,...

Cohen House

Large private house, built in 1955 and designed by Paul Rudolph. Its architecture has left huge influence on modern architecture worldwide and represents a...

Sri Meenakshi Amman temple

An important temple, dedicated to god Shiva, built in 1600 AD, temple here first mentioned in the 7th century. One of most ornate Hindu...

Hearst Castle

One of the most luxurious buildings in the United States, constructed for the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst in 1919 - 1947. It contains...

Saint Mark’s Basilica

At the time when the influence of Byzantine Empire was waning, in Venice started construction of new cathedral church which would represent the best...

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...

Thanjavur Brihadeeswarar temple

One of highest achievements of Indian art and architecture - a gorgeous Hindu temple which was built from a granite in the 11th century....

Palacio des Bellas Artes

A beautiful, giant cultural center built in Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Neo-Classicism styles in 1904 – 1934. Centre of artistic life in Mexico. Location,...

Other contemporary shrines

Outstanding contemporary shrines and other monuments of smaller religious groups around the world Contemporary shrines below are arranged by religion and age. Religions also have...

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...