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    Posted: 25-Oct-2006 at 10:29
Santa Lucia, Chile:
 


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This is my favorite: the old building of the National Congress.
 
 
Compare it with the ugly new building
 
 
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  Quote Hellios Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Oct-2006 at 11:57
The new building looks boring. 
 
In my city the old & new court houses are next to each other for easy comparison:
 


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You bet! And Canada has some nice classical architecture, particularly in Montreal.
 
I believe modernism is destroying cities, without some very few exceptions, indeed.
 
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  Quote Ellin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 09:06
Originally posted by Hellios

 
Residential complex in Montreal (built 1967):
 
 


The brains behind this grew up on leggos no doubt. haha Tongue

Here's some pics from my hometown, Melbourne,
"the best" city in Australia..
I'm sure Leonidas will agree..  lol Tongue

Eureka tower


Eureka Tower is the second tallest skyscraper in the Southern
Hemisphere, and the second tallest residential building in the world.

The structure rises 297.2m above ground (300m above sea level).
It has 91 storeys plus one basement level.
Designed by Melbourne architectural firm Fender Katsalidis Australia
and built by Grocon (Grollo Australia).
Eureka Tower has 24 carat gold plated glass windows on the top 8 floors
of the building.




The Shrine of Remembrance



One of the largest war memorials in Australia.
The design of the proposed Shrine was based on the ancient Tomb of
Mausolus (the Mausoleum) at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of
the World. The construction was completed around 1934.

Aerial shot





Royal Exhibition Building

Completed in 1880, the Royal Exhibition Building flourishes as one of the world's
oldest and largest exhibition pavilions
, symbolising the great 19th century
international exhibition movement, and on 1 July 2004 became the first
building in Australia to achieve World Heritage listing.










State Library

The Library opened in 1856






Federation Square






Parliament House


It is the largest 19th century public building in Australia and one of
the finest examples of the civic architecture of the British Empire period anywhere in the world.
Completed in stages b/n 1856-1929)









Melbourne Central's shot tower

A shot tower, by the way, was used to make lead shot for shotgun
cartridges (made in 1889)
The tower has been preserved and the new shopping centre constructed
around it in 1991. The tower is encased in a 55 storey steel and glass cone.




here's how it looks from the outside.








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Beautiful cities, both Melbourne and Montreal.

Nice to know there is such a large building in the southern hemisphere.
Great to know we have here a "mate" from down under. It is curious that most people of the planet have never seen the southern cross.
 
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Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple


Cairo Tower:


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  Quote Preobrazhenskoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 03:24
Wow, Ellin! Those are some awesome pics and buildings! Especially the war memorial from the overhead view.
 
I've posted the Sears Tower of Chicago before, but here are some more, including the skyline of Los Angeles below:
 
 
City Hall of Los Angeles:
 
 
The Manhattan Municipal Building:
 
 
And the New York City skyline:
 
 
The Flatiron Building, a good example of Beaux-Arts architecture:
 
 
The Washington Cathedral:
 
 
St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City
 
 
The Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C.

 
 
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Ras El Teen Palace(The Palace attributed to the Palm Trees of Cairo)



Baron's Palace(Built by a Belgian Baron)




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  Quote Hellios Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 08:57
Ellin, thanks for the nice pics of Melbourne architecture.
 
You got me interested in Melbourne architecture so I did a quick search; maybe you've seen these architectural works in Melbourne:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Those pictures are really beautiful !!!

In the U.S. anyone has pictures of old Philadelphia?
 
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The Gypto, thanks for the pics.
 
I believe Egyptian architecture is stunning.
 
Gypto, what do you think of this Egyptian architecture?:
 
Al Moudira:
 
 
Cairo:
 
New buildings in Gourna village:
 
Sharm El Sheikh:
 
 
Luxor?:
 
Soma:
 
Cairo:
 
Cairo:
 
Alexandria:
 


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  Quote Hellios Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 22:51
Some colonial architecture in Montreal:
 
Bonsecour market:
 
Marie Reine Du Monde cathedral:
 
 
 
A museum:
 
Notre-Dame cathedral:
 
Decades of contrast:
 
Old City Hall (copper roof):
 
A narrow cobble-stone alley:
 
A door near the old port:
 
A church in Plateau district:
 


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  Quote Hellios Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 00:23
Some old & modern Greek architecture:
 
Nafplio:
 
Corfu:
 
Santorini:
 
Small church in Paros:
 
Mykonos:
 
Andros:
 
Meteora:
 
 
Crete:


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Mykonos:


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This is how Romanian churches were looking in 15th century:

(the old wood church at Putna monastery, North Moldavia)



Tismana monastery (Gorj county, Oltenia) founded in 14th century




Fagaras castle (Sibiu county), founded in 10th century, present buildings from 15-17th centuries

    

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Menumorut, thanks for showing some Romanian architecture.  I haven't seen much of it so I did a quick search to learn more...
 
Curtea de Arges (built 1514-1517):
 
Bucharest:
 
 
Targoviste (15th c.):
 
Bucharest:
 
 
 
  
Church (unknown location in Romania):
 


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Thanks Hellios!

The last church is Moldovita monastery in Northern Moldavia.

Look some photos made today in Bucharest:


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Great stuff, guys. Looking more to Romania, I once visited Europe for a week with my dad, and spent a few days in Romania (before going to Germany). I spent my time mostly in Brasov, an ancient Dacian site that was settled by the Romans (the old Roman walls of which are still there, I've seen them, impressive), as well as medieval, early modern age, and obviously modern establishment. During the 12th century, the town and whole region saw a flourishing of new construction and settlement by Germans, invited by the Hungarian King Geza II. The medieval entrances of Poarta Ecaterinei (or Ekaterinentor) and Poarta Schei are still in existence. The Mayor's office (Ratshaus) and other surrounding buildings of the piata (surrounding square) are some of the oldest buildings in the city as well. Also, of great historical significance, is the enormous Biserica Neagra (Black Church, constructed from 1384-1477), which was awesome when I visited! Apparently it houses the second largest church organ, 4,000 pipes in all, second only to that of the Vatican.
 
The Black Church of Brasov
 
 
Inside of BLACK CHURCH
 
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Other scenes of Brasov, Romania:
 
 
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