#Architecture

Saptakoteshwar temple at Narve in Goa, India

The Saptakoteshwar temple at Narve in Goa, India, is considered to be one of the six great sites of temples of Shiva in the Konkan area. With its shallow Moghul dome mounted on an octagonal drum sloping tiled roofs, European style Mandapa, or assembly hall and tall lamp tower or Deepastamba, the temple is situated in an archaeologically important area. The surroundings of the temple are tinged with several Brahminical laterite and stone caves.

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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India. Built in around 1459 by Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 410 feet above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick wall. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards, as well as a museum housing various relics. A winding road leads to and from the city below

Mehrangarh Fort

Monastery of Geghard

Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with enhanced protection status. The monastery contains a number of churches and tombs, unique for the fact that many are cut directly into the mountain rock face.

Geghard monastery

Geghard monastery

The Eschif in Périgueux, France

It’s almost 700 years old and has spent each of those years balanced on a narrow corbelled wall. The Eschif in Périgueux, France was a lookout for a toll bridge. It’s an oak timber frame building with wattle & daub infill built in 1347. The building is balanced on the narrow ramparts of Puy-Saint-Front (the medieval centre of Périgueux) supported on oak struts along its length.

The Eschif in Périgueux, France

Manasija Monastery, Despotovac, Serbia

Manasija Monastery, a Serbian Orthodox monastery established in early 15th century and surrounded by massive fortifications, Pomoravlje District, central Serbia.

Manasija-Monastery

Sanctuary of Madonna della Corona. Italy⠀

BUILT OVER 2,000 FEET ABOVE sea level into a vertical cliff face on Italy’s Mount Baldo in front of Valdadige. The Santuario Madonna della Corona (Sanctuary of the Lady of the Crown) looks as though it is nearly suspended in mid-air.

Sanctuary of Madonna della Corona. Italymichaelpezzaioli

Saint Michel d’Aiguilhe, Auvergne, France

Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe is a chapel in Aiguilhe, near Le Puy-en-Velay, France. The chapel is reached by 268 steps carved into the rock. It was built in 969 on a volcanic plug 85 metres (279 ft) high. The surface on top of the plug is 57 metres (187 ft) in diameter.

Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe

Villa Farnese, Italy

Villa Farnese, a 16th century pentagonal Renaissance mansion built on the fortress foundations in the town of Caprarola, Viterbo, Northern Lazio, Italy. It is a massive Renaissance and Mannerist construction, opening to the Monte Cimini, a range of densely wooded volcanic hills. It is built on a five-sided plan in reddish-gold stone; buttresses support the upper floors. As a centerpiece of the vast Farnese holdings, Caprarola was always an expression of Farnese power, rather than a villa in the more usual agricultural or pleasure senses.

Villa Farnese

Beauport Abbey

Built at the start of the 13th century, the coastal abbey of Beauport is located in the village of Kérity, in the municipality of Paimpol, Côtes-d’Armor. Facing the sea in an unspoilt natural environment, the monastery complex is a listed Historic Monument and its site is protected by the French Coastal Protection Agency.

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St. Anne in Vilnius, Lithuania

Perhaps the craziest brickwork ever done – Late 15th century Brick Gothic church of St. Anne in Vilnius, Lithuania. It was built using 33 different kinds of clay bricks and painted in red.

St. Anne in Vilnius, Lithuania

St. Anne in Vilnius, Lithuania

Gate of All Nations also known as Gate of Xerses at Persepolis, Iran 486-465 BC

Leadenhall Market, London

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The Caryatid porch of the Erechtheion in Athens, Greece

The Caryatid porch of the Erechtheion in Athens, Greece. antonis_kanaris

Antwerpen-Centraal railway station, Belgium

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Château de Chambord, France

Laborers installing a Greek Ionic column at the Civil Courts Building in St. Louis, Missouri c.1928-30

Laborers installing a Greek Ionic column at the Civil Courts BuildingW. C. Runder

Made as a ‘Shrine to Industry’ the Technische Verwaltungsgebäude der Hoechst AG is a wonderful example of Brick Expressionism in all its glory. Frankfurt, Germany

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The Drake in Philadelphia

The pretty loggia of Palazzo Altems, was painted in 1595 with these exciting frescoes attributed to Antonio Viviani

The pretty loggia of Palazzo Altemsmaik.wtf