This weeks Travel Theme set by Ailsa is Architecture. I don’t very often take part in these weekly challenges but just occasionally the subject jumps out at me and I jump in with my contribution.
The diversity of architecture through time and place is absolutely mind bogling. This is such a broad subject that to do it justice would take eons and far more blog posts than we could possibly dedicate to it in one week.
But here’s my look through time at a few magnificent architectural examples, all amazing in their own way.
The Minoan Palace at Knossos, Crete, that was abandoned around 1200BC.
Pompeii- destoyed in 79AD during the eruption of Mt Vesuvius.
The Colosseum – the Flavian amphitheatre in Rome that took 10 years to build between AD70 – AD80
The Louvre Palace, built in the late 12th century as a fortress seen through the modern glass pyramid erected in 1969.
The Duomo, Baptistry & Campanile built in Florence between 1296 – 1436.
The Radcliffe Camera, Oxford, built as a circular library in the mid 18th century.
Beehive Cottage, a thatched Cottage in Swan Green near Lyndhurst, Hampshire built around 1833.
La Tour Eiffel, built in Paris in 1889 for the World’s Fair.
Flinders St Station, Melbourne, the first railway station in an Australian city, built in 1909.
The Thyangboche Monastery, Nepal. Originally built in 1916 but rebuilt in 1989 after it was destroyed by fire.
Australia on Collins, an Art Deco style shopping precinct facing Collins St in Melbourne.