Thursday, July 2, 2020

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Bawangaja

Jain pilgrimage site with 26 metres high statue, which, most likely has been carved out in cliff in the early 12th century. Location, GPS coordinates: 21.9910...

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...

Auditorium Building

A prominent building in Chicago style, designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler. This mixed-use building was built in 1890, it is 73 m...

Fisher Building

An early skyscraper, constructed in 1896. A fine example of the Chicago School of architecture. This office building has 20 floors and is 83.8...

Mission San Diego de Alcalá

The first Franciscan mission in California, founded in 1769. Established by Spaniards and long inhabited by Kumeyaay Indians. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.78445 N 117.10627 W Categories: Christian monasteries Values: Architecture Rating: Where...

Nata Church (Natá Church)

Which church is the oldest on the mainland American continent? It is well possible that it is the beautiful Nata Church in Panama. Oldest church...

Østerlars Church, Bornholm

Don't be mislead by the small size of Østerlars Church - this small building holds amazing values of art and history and... also some...

Pyongyang Bell

An enormous bell, cast in 1726. The 12.9 tonnes heavy bell is 3.1 m high. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.0230 N 125.7570 E Categories: Entertainment infrastructure Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia,...

Bagh Caves

One of the most surprising monuments of ancient Buddhist art is found in remote, collapsing Bagh Caves. Here in 1818 were discovered significant monuments...

Hagia Sophia

One of the most daring buildings in the history of construction is Hagia Sophia - world's largest church for almost one millenia. This building...