Category Archives: Historic Buildings

10 Must Visit Buildings in Bangkok

By : david | 3 May 2015 12:54 pm | Historic Buildings, Landmarks, Monuments, Museums

Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a sprawling city known for its luxurious holy places and dynamic street life. The watercraft filled Chao Phraya River nourishes its system of waterways, streaming past the Rattanakosin imperial area, home to the rich Grand Palace and its hallowed Emerald Buddha sanctuary. Close-by is Wat Pho with its tremendous leaning back Buddha and, on the inverse shore, Wat Arun with its lofty steps and Khmer-style tower and it goes on and on. Here, you will come…

10 Must Visit Buildings in Singapore

By : david | 27 Apr 2015 7:38 am | Historic Buildings, Landmarks, Monuments, Museums

Singapore has been one of the prime spots for vacation and holidays for many years. It is not for wonderful places it has only, but the architectures and world famous buildings made Singapore one of the top tourism countries. Heatherwick’s Textured-tower University Building or think about Universal studios, it can entertain the visitors in all aspects with its architect glory and pride. Here, you are going to witness 10 such buildings that you must visit in Singapore. 10. Marina Bay…

10 Must Visit Buildings in Hong Kong

By : david | 20 Apr 2015 3:17 pm | Featured, Historic Buildings, Landmarks, Monuments, Museums, Other

Nothing gives much pleasure than roaming around the world with ones who we love the most. Hong Kong is the land of fun and entertainment for the tourists visiting it every year. From Disney land to various other attractions, Hong Kong has what it takes to keep the tourists coming. But here, apart from visiting the attractions, 10 must visit buildings in Hong Kong are listed that nobody should ever miss out before leaving Hong Kong. 10. The Man Mo…

Castle Garden Bazaar by Budapesti Muhely

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Jan 2015 3:18 pm | Historic Buildings

The Castle Garden Bazaar in Budapest, Hungary, which is also known as Varkery Bazar is an important element of the Buda Castle and the Budapesti Muhely architectural practice redesigned it to offer a new splendor to the area. The project is between the Danube River and the fortified resistance, being originally designed as a neo-renaissance garden next to the castle walls. The site opened in 1883 and it wanted to offer a framework for the royal grounds with a concept…

Evoluon by Louis Lakff

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Jun 2014 1:25 pm | Historic Buildings, Museums, Other

The Evoluon is a conference center and former science museum located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and it was designed by the architect Louis Lakff in 1966 after a commission by Dr. Frits Philips who made the first sketches. Due to its unusual UFO-like shape the project became a landmark for the city and it attracted a large number of visitors with its interactive exhibitions which were quite rare during the 1960s and 70s. The museum lost some of its popularity…

Prague Castle

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Oct 2013 5:26 pm | Historic Buildings

The Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records and its history dates from the 9th century when the first walled building was constructed which was the Church of the Virgin Mary. The castle hosted the offices of the Kings of Bohemia, of the Holy Roman Emperors and of the presidents of Czechoslovakia. Now the president of the Czech Republic has his office here and the Bohemian Crown Jewels are kept…

Casa Mila by Antoni Gaudí

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 May 2013 4:08 pm | Historic Buildings

This classic example of auteur architecture was designed in 1912 by the renowned Antoni Gaudi and its controversial design had a significant contribution to the Modernista movement (the Spanish Art Nouveau) and was important to the entire modernism as well. The structure is named Casa Mila but is also called La Pedrera, meaning ‘The Quarry’ due to its undulating stone façade. Located in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Spain, the structure seems rather organic at first glance and its interior…

The Walpole Mayfair in London

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Mar 2013 6:11 pm | Historic Buildings

The Walpole Mayfair is a Grade II listed building and it is located in the center of Mayfair and St. James in London, UK. The building has a lot of historical features and significance being dated in the 18th century and the former residence of Sir Robert Walpole, the first British Prime Minister. The building was recently restored by the renowned architectural and interior design practice of Oliver Burns, which received a lot of awards for their works during their…

The mesmerizing Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy

By : Mark V | 4 Feb 2013 3:08 pm | Historic Buildings, Landmarks

The Ponte Vecchio, which means old bridge in Italian, is a stunning middle age stone bridge across the Arno River in Florence, Italy and it was probably built by Taddeo Gaddi in 1345, at least according to Giorgio Vasari. One of the most interesting things about it is that there are still buildings along it, a thing that was usual in the Old Italian architecture but seems quite strange to the modern visitor. Today the buildings are occupied by different…

The Vienna State Opera or Wiener Staatsoper

By : Mark V | 28 Nov 2011 12:10 am | Historic Buildings, Landmarks

Wiener Staatsoper, also known as the Vienna State Opera, is one of the most famous operas in the whole world, located in the centre of Vienna, Austria in a place filled with history, since it dates back to the mid 19th century. Its original name was the Vienna Court Opera (Wiener Hofoper) but due to the changes in the government (The Habsburg Monarchy was replaced by the First Austrian Republic in 1920) the name was changed and this is how…

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