Monumental Historical Buildings – Tested by the Time

This world is a great place to live in, especially if you know where to go to abstract away from the routine of everyday life. Our today showcase of monumental buildings is a collection of the greatest architectural masterpieces ever created on this planet. It was compiled for all those who wish to discover the historical world within the modern one, and with a thought of the skilled artists and masters who succeeded to build such mightiness that lasts thousands of generations and withstands the affects of weather, time, and human kind.

It is not that modern architecture is inferior in any way to the ancient and historical one; however, it still has to pass its first and the most important test with time to be able to compete with it. Some of the building in this showcase were once or supposed to be residential palaces, as the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City, China; New Swan Stone Castle in Germany; the Prague castle; the famous Romanian Vlad the Impaler’s Bran Castle, etc. Some others, as Stonehenge in the UK or Taj Mahal in India are religious or even mystique buildings, often associated in our minds with the higher power, with almightiness, with the unquestionable truth and universal knowledge. Others are now homes for modern governments; however, all of them can generally be called the embodiment of the perfection architecture should always strive for.

Stonehange by Tomasz Pluk

All Gizah Pyramids by Ricardo Liberato

The Temple of Kukulcán by Jonathan Lurie

Machu Picchu by Pedro Szekely

The Parthenon by caribb

Coliseo by ijby

Hagia Sofia at dawn – Istanbul by Tim O’Brien

Temple Mount Western Wall – Jerusalem by Christopher Chan

The Dome of the Rock – Jerusalem by Francisco Martins

Taj Mahal at sunset by Francisco Martins

Holly Kaaba – Mecca by Francisco Martins

Ayutthaya, Thailand – Wat Phra Mahathat by David Min

St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican by David Min

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris by Panoramas

Pagoda Forest@ShaoLin Temple by Yang and Yun

Bran (Dracula’s) Castle – Transylvania, Romania by Paul Biris

Leaning Tower of Pisa by Harald Haeusler

Basilica di San Marco, Venice by L Plater

Forbiden City – Beijing by Yi Jiang

The Great Wall of China by Guenter Heyde

Another Big Ben Sunset by Philipp Klinger

London tower bridge by Wilfried.b

Cour du Louvres, Paris, France by Gaston Batistini

The Arc de Triomphe, Paris by klem@s

The Hermitage, St. Petersbourg, Russia by Toshio Kishiyama

Red Square in Moscow by Lucie Debelkova

Charles Bridge and Castle in Prague by Steve Coleman

Ulm Cathedral by Bartek Langer

Hirosaki Castle by Glenn Waters

Cologne Cathedral by kantevaphotography

Hungarian Parliament, Budapest by Andras Horvath

The magnificent & isolated monasteries of Meteora by Arjun Purkayastha

Neuschwanstein Castle by Ben Thé Man

Eiffel Tower, Paris by Anirudh Koul

White House – Washington, DC by Mike Lynaugh

USA – Washington DC – Capitol by Darrell Godliman


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