Skyscrapers! Castles! Cathedrals! Shrines!
Every great journey begins with wonderful architecture. For pictures of favorite places, check out these photo galleries from the architecture pages at About.com.
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.
Loreto Bay, Mexico
The Villages of Loreto Bay is an eco-friendly, New Urbanist community
now under construction along the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur,
Mexico. Explore our photo gallery for home designs and neighborhood
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,
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.
Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, St. Augustine, Florida
The St. Augustine Schoolhouse offers some insights into how North American
buildings were constructed back in the 1700s.
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
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.
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University
When he was invited to design the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at
Cornell University, architect I.M. Pei wanted to make a dramatic statement
without blocking the scenic views of Lake Cayuga and the Ithaca countryside.
The solution? Massive rectangular forms combined with open spaces.
The Rabbit Hill Inn
The Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford, Vermont dates back to the years
just after America’s revolutionary war. It’s architecture details tell
interesting stories about the inn’s long history.