The ancient architecture of buildings, churches, and cultural monuments is still an object of admiration: it’s fascinating how people could create such incredible monuments without much knowledge of architecture and design, without so many professional books and internet and available educational materials, in general. They still managed and bequeathed us the most majestic places we take pride in today. Imagine how much architecture did thrive over time, and some designs simply astonish with their uniqueness.
Here are 18 photos of the finest examples of architectural designs from different periods that will leave your mouth open with their fascinating elements and details.
#1. Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Barcelona, Spain
#2. Toghrol Tower, as it was photographed in the 1840s. Iran, Seljuk period, 1063
#3. The structure of the Chapel of Sound Amphitheatre is a monolithic open-air performance theatre with glimpses of the Ming Dynasty’s Great Wall remnants.
#4. Lucky Knot Pedestrian Bridge Changsha, China
#5. Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest
#6. Sun and Moon pagodas in Guilin, China
#7. Egyptian architecture. Al Sahaba Mosque, Sharm el Sheikh
#8. Singapore is probably the world’s capital of experimental architecture. This is just one of the many astonishing constructions it boasts.
#9. Ukraine – Lviv, staircase in the House of scientists
#10. The inflatable “Gaia” installation in the 18th century Baroque Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, UK.
#11. St. Mary’s Basilica, Kraków, Poland
#12. Les Espaces d’Abraxas, France
#13. The 17th-century Shah Jahan Mosque in Pakistan notable for its geometric brickwork
#14. Abandoned Nuclear Power Plant. Scary and beautiful
#15. Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, India
#16. Øresund Bridge is a magnificent example of fine architecture