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Category: Travel
February 25, 2014
Iconic architecture: Sports arenas

The great English writer George Orwell once suggested that sport was "...war minus the shooting" and he may have been close to the mark. The great sports arenas of the world are surrogate battlefields where teams and their fans vie to outdo each other and bring home the spoils of war. It's instructive to look […]

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February 21, 2014
City destinations for architecture enthusiasts

For those who arrange their vacation itineraries around the appreciation of architecture, here are three cities that score highly on the world’s list as having some of the most interesting and beautiful buildings.   Florence Renaissance architecture abounds in this vibrant Italian City. It is difficult not to become overwhelmed by the scale and richness […]

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February 8, 2014
Architect, Mary Jane Colter's Buildings

Mary Jane Colter is one of America's prized woman architects. Born on April 4, 1869 and died on January 8, 1958, made her a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright. Her trademark is buildings that capture the history and materials of their environment. She was affluent in Native American cultures, and typically would incorporate traditional symbols and design […]

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January 21, 2014
Victorian Architecture Influence Worldwide

Victorian Architecture refers to the era the Queen Victoria had power between 1830-1910. Victorian architecture has been admired because of it detailed beauty. Many architects of today envy the Victorian style, but are never able to completely recapture the style therefore many resort to rehabbing old houses. It seems as though architecture of the Victorian […]

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January 8, 2014
Stalin's Seven Sisters in Moscow

Stalin's Seven Sisters building is a nickname given to the building in Moscow Russia. The building is a prime example of Stalinist Architecture. The building was constructed in the prime of Stalin's power from 1947-1953. The building is also nicknamed the "Wedding Cake" because of it's tiered architecture. The architecture under Stalin's power was unique […]

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January 7, 2014
Great Views of Mexico City

Mexico's Largest City Proves it Has Power Mexico City is the country's largest city as well as its most important cultural, political, educational and financial center. Mexico City has nearly 9 million inhabitants and is one of the most important trade cities in the Americas. It takes the spot for most populous Spanish speaking city. […]

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January 5, 2014
Minneapolis Skyline: Photos and History

The Second City of the Midwest Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota and has many industries that lure people in to live in the metro area. Minneapolis is the 48th largest city in the United States, with a population of nearly 400,000. The city is known for its timber industry specifically and is a […]

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January 4, 2014
Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Architecture

Gardens by the bay is a centrally located park in Singapore, Singapore that takes up 101 hectares. The park is part of the governments plan to change the city into a city within a garden instead of a city with gardens. The park has been extremely successful, enough to limit the events to three per […]

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December 29, 2013
Statue of Liberty Neoclassical Architecture, New York

The Statue That Represents America The Statue of Liberty, located in New York, is well known around the world as an icon of freedom and opportunity in America. The statue takes on a Neoclassical style of architecture as a realistic appeal. The sculptor was Auguste Frederic Bartholdi, Structural Engineer: Gustave Eiffel and the pedestal was […]

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December 26, 2013
History and Pictures of Paris, France

History Of Paris, France Paris is the capital and largest city of France. It is located on the Seine River in the north end of the country. The city has 2.2 million people in it as of 2009. Its whole metropolitan area consists of over 12 million people. By the late 12th century, Paris had become […]

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December 25, 2013
Angkor Wat, Cambodia - Largest Religious Monument in the World

First Hindu and now Buddhist, The Angkor Wat temple complex is the largest in the world. The temple complex was built in the 12th century by the Khmer (now Cambodia) King Suryavarman II. The complex is a high-class example of Khmer architecture. The attraction continues to amaze people and attract tourists, and is even on the […]

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December 24, 2013
Top Ten Most Breathtaking Coastlines in the World

A List of the Most Breathtaking Coastlines in the World Coastlines run up and down the beautiful oceans of the world. Whether that coast lies on the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean, it will most likely be amazing. This is a reason why so many people love going on vacations to places like this, the views […]

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December 23, 2013
Buckingham Fountain Chicago Grant Park Design/History

Buckingham Fountain is a landmark located in Chicago, in the center of Grant Park. It was designed to allegorically resemble Lake Michigan. It was dedicated in 1927 and is one of the world's largest fountains. It is deprived from Rococo Wedding Cake design. Architects: Daniel Burnham, Edward H. Bennett If you want to visit the […]

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December 22, 2013
The Coolest Stairs in the World

Lello Bookshop, Porto, Portugal Constructed in 1906, Lello has remained a niche of historical architecture because of the awe inspiring staircase. The grandiose red staircase leads to a lighted atrium, almost like going to heaven. Under the stairs you can observe the carved leafy imprints and the same turquoise ish and gold paint as the ceiling […]

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December 20, 2013
Photos and More of Houston's Pretty Skyline

The Best City in Texas Has An Impressive Skyline Yes, Houston may not have a skyline as amazing as Chicago or New York, but it does deserve an honorable mention. The skyline is definitely one of the best west of the Mississippi. The way the buildings are in place and light up at night make […]

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December 19, 2013
Emperor Justinian 1 (Justinian the Great) Architectural Influence

Intro My intent for writing this post is to enlighten you on what I found thought provoking about the history of Justinian the Great, specifically a look into his architectural influence during his Byzantine Empire. Read more to find out about Justinian architecture. Before we get into the in-depth historical lens, lets first put ourselves […]

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December 18, 2013
Great Buildings and Views of Florence, Italy

Italy's Favorite City Shines Bright Florence is a very important Italian fashion capital, now being ranked within the top fifty fashion capitals of the world. The city is also a major national economic center bringing in tourists and industry. The city has the 17th highest average income in Italy. It's also known as one of […]

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December 17, 2013
Seattle Washington Tower: Space Needle

The Space Needle observation tower located in Seattle Washington. The building/tower is an official landmark of the Pacific Northwest and an icon of Seattle. Additionally, tt was built for the the 1962 World's Fair. It gets around 20,000 people every day using it's elevators. Check out the Seattle Washington Tower. Architecture/Design Edward E. Carlson and […]

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December 16, 2013
Breathtaking Images of Tokyo and Its Skyline

The World's Largest City Will Impress You Tokyo is not only the largest city in Japan, its the largest in the world. The density in Japan is astronomically high compared to any city in the United States. This is because there is such little land for how many people there are in Japan. Tokyo, Japan […]

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December 14, 2013
Tina Fey's Apartment in New York City

A Comedian's Cool New York Apartment Actress Tina Fey and her husband Jeff Richmond own an amazing new apartment on New York City's Upper West Side apartment. Sources say they purchased an apartment at 300 West End Avenue choosing a fourth-floor apartment that includes four bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen, library and a living room with wood-burning fireplace. […]

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December 12, 2013
Apple's New Headquarters Building Approved For Construction

Cupertino City approved the renderings of Apple's new headquarters campus. Images of 3d renderings have been floating everywhere on the internet. The campus is a 2.8-million-square-foot UFO within a man-made forest of northeast corner of Cupertino California. The first images leaked out as far back as 2011 but we did not understand how the workers live […]

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December 10, 2013
Chicago's Heroin Highway Is a Real Problem

How a Major Chicago Interstate Allows Drug Trade to Prosper Have you ever wondered how drugs appear in new and unexpected places everyday? One answer: easy access and transportation. One new place the drug heroin has become extremely prevalent is the suburbs of Chicago. Many families have turned to reliable rehab centers in order to […]

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December 7, 2013
The Burj Khalifa and Its Amazing Views and Architecture

The Tallest Building in the World Will Shock You Information and History on The Burj Khalifa The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is the tallest building in the world at 2,722 feet tall. This height is about double the height of the Sears Tower. The Burj Khalifa is a new icon for the […]

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December 5, 2013
Hong Kong's Spectacular Skyline and History

One of a Kind City: Hong Kong Hong Kong is one of the two special Administrative Regions of the China. The other special city is Macau. These cities are a lot like Washington D.C. in the United States because of their administrative aspects. There are 1,223 skyscrapers in Hong Kong. It has more buildings higher than 500 feet […]

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