Every great journey begins with wonderful architecture. These photo features explore some of my favorite places. For more great travel ideas, be sure to browse the destinations index for this site ⇒
Dramatic modern buildings give ancient Beijing a bold new look.
Explore the historic architecture in and around Beijing, China.
Prague, Czech Republic
At the turn of the century, Prague was home to the surrealist author, Franz Kafka. Its convoluted streets and unpredictable architecture are reflected in his stories.
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai India
When terrorists targeted the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel on November 26, 2008, they attacked an important symbol of Indian affluence and sophistication.
Oslo Opera House
Approaching the Oslo Opera house on an overcast day, you may imagine that the building is an enormous glacier sliding into the fjord.
Oslo City Hall
Every year on December 10, the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded during a ceremony at the Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway.
Twenty Centuries of Architecture in Russia
Join us for a photo tour of important architecture in Russia and the Russian empire. Then, explore our links and resources to learn the history of architecture in Russia and to plan your own trip to Russia.
In the land that is now Turkey, a wide marble road slopes down to one of the largest libraries of the ancient world. Between 12,000 and 15,000 scrolls were housed in the grand Library of Celsus in the Roman city, Ephesus.
Sir Clough Williams-Ellis was a master of illusion, and his resort village in Portmeirion Wales is certain to confuse, delight… and deceive. How? Join us for a photo tour.
Celebration, the Town Disney Built
Founded in 1994, Celebration has the flavor of southern American village from the 1930s. About 2,500 homes are clustered around a small, pedestrian-friendly shopping area. Celebration, Florida is often cited as an example of New Urbanism, or neo-traditional town design.
Southern College in Lakeland
Envisioning buildings rising “out of the ground, and into the light, a child of the sun,” Frank Lloyd Wright created a college campus that combined glass, steel, and native Florida sand.
The Walter Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachusetts
The modest home that Walter Gropius built in Lincoln, Massachusetts combined New England details with Bauhaus ideas.
The Toufic Kalil Home by Frank Lloyd Wright
The home of Dr. Toufic Kalil in Manchester, New Hampshire illustrates Frank Lloyd Wright’s creative use of concrete buildings blocks. Take a close-up look at this unusual home.
The Manor on Golden Pond
Built by a wealthy industrialist during America’s “gilded age,” The
Manor on Golden Pond in Holderness, New Hampshire suggests a refined English country estate with elegant gardens and a sweeping lake view.
Solar Power at Spring Lake Inn
Seeking ways to conserve costs and also protect the environment, innkeepers Andy and Barbara Seaman looked to the sun for low-cost, eco-friendly energy solutions.
The Gates in Central Park
Although not functional like a building or a bridge, the art installations by Christo and Jeanne-Claude were planned as carefully as any work of architecture. These photos illustrate the 16-day installation created by Christo and Jeanne-Claude.