REMEMBERING LINCOLN

REMEMBERING LINCOLN

This Washington monument for the 16th president of the United States was designed by Henry Bacon and based on the Greek Pantheon. It took 8 years to complete (1914-1922). When you walk into the central hall of Lincoln Memorial you'll see Lincoln himself, bigger than life, sitting in a chair. I don't like that man. I must get to [...]

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MACBA

MACBA

The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona also known as MACBA was built by Architect Richard Meier (USA). It was designed between 1987 and 1990 and built between 1991 and 1995. The building is white, the signature style of Richard Meier & Partners Architects, and made up of several prisms. Most of the natural light comes from above or is filtered [...]

CHIM CHIMINEY – Gaudi’s Roof

CHIM CHIMINEY – Gaudi’s Roof

When you visite Barcelona a must see is the Casa Milà, also known as ‘La Pedrera’ (the Stone Quarry). It's a beautiful modernism building constructed between 1906 and 1912 by Gaudi (1852-1926). An amazing example how architecture developed in that period, especially in Catalonia. I personally love the roof-terrace with it strange chimneys and ventilation towers. [...]

IRON CRYSTAL – The Atomium

IRON CRYSTAL – The Atomium

The Atomium was the main pavilion and icon of the World Fair of 1958 (also named Expo 58). It was an expression of democracy and peace, hope for the future through science and technology. This symbol of Brussel (Belgium) was designed by engineer André Waterkeyn (1917-2005) and its a 165 billion magnification of an iron [...]

ARC THE NOT TRIUMPH – Arco de Triunfo Barcelona

ARC THE NOT TRIUMPH – Arco de Triunfo Barcelona

The Arco de Triunfo in Barcelona (Spain) was built for the World Expo of 1888. It was designed by Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas in the Estilo Mudéjar or Mudejar style, a mixture of Muslim and Christian aesthetics which you can only find in Spain. An interesting fact about this 30 meter high triumphal arch is that it's not a military monument. The [...]