Category: Travel
May 23, 2014
Most Famous Mosques Around the World

A mosque is a Muslim place of worship that is typically elaborate in architectural details. The following images are of the most famously known Mosques with breath-taking architecture. Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan   Al-Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia   Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) in Istanbul, Turkey   Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan […]

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May 22, 2014
Architecture and History of Shanghai

A City With So Much History and Architecture Shanghai, China is one of the most influential commercial and financial centers in the world. It ranks fifth in the 2011 edition of the Global Financial Centres Index . There are many flourishing industries in the metropolitan area. Architecture in Shanghai varies from historic to modern. The […]

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May 2, 2014
Dubai - Largest Water Fountain Show in the World

It is quite ironic to have such a large aquatic feature in one of the driest/hottest areas of the Earth. The 30 acre Burj Khalifa Lake contains this massive fountain (sets of fountains). The magnitude of the jets are unreal in that they reach as high as a 50 story building. If you are planning on […]

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April 26, 2014
Jon Bon Jovi's $42 Million House For Sale

An Apartment You Wish You Could Afford Jon Bon Jovi is by far one of the most influential people that music has seen. From all the hits he has made, to all the countries he has toured, he truly is an inspiration to many other musicians and fans. Jon not only goes big when it […]

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April 25, 2014
Sarah Jessica Parker House: New York Brownstone

Sarah Jessica Park is an American celebrity most known for the main role on HBO's Sex and the City. She is a model, singer and actress. Check out the Sarah Jessica Parker house. The 6,800 square foot townhouse is located in the Greenwich Village area of the Big Apple. Sarah Jessica Park and her husband […]

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April 14, 2014
Austin, Texas Is a City Much Cooler Than You Think

A City That Keeps It Weird This beautiful city situated on the Colorado River is of course the capital of Texas. The skyline of the city is very spread out partially due to the fact of a height restriction on buildings in areas considered "The Capital View Corridor". Luckily for Austin, there has been a […]

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April 9, 2014
Rugs and Carpets That Can Bring the Best Out of a Room

Find a Rug or Carpet that Fits in with Your Living Space Not too often do you find a home with absolutely no carpets or rugs. Some people stray away from carpets and go for complete hardwood floors for a modern look. Either way carpets are used on hardwood and even on carpets (when you […]

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April 1, 2014
Rooftop Gardens - the "Green Roof" not just a Trend

Green roofs or rooftop gardens are roofs of buildings, residential, commercial or industrial that have been covered completely or partially in any form of vegetation to provide a wide variety of benefits. Rooftop gardens are not only aesthetically appealing, they are economical and obviously environmentally friendly. If you are considering building a roof garden yourself […]

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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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