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171 notesReblog Stein am Rhein, Switzerland.

Stein am Rhein, Switzerland.

28 notesReblog ysvoice:

| ♕ |  Trompe l’oeil ceiling - St. Nicholas in Prague  | by © Peter Gutierrez

ysvoice:

| Trompe l’oeil ceiling - St. Nicholas in Prague  | by © Peter Gutierrez

16 notesReblog janebrickley:

Ark Dwellings, Tana Toradja, Sulawesi Indonesia, 1972Photograph by Winfield Parks 
“Bundled up Sulawesi children sit in front of intricately designed dwellings. The eaves of the roofs curve upward, similar to the sterns of ships, projecting dramatically beyond the ends of the houses. The ark-shaped dwellings so resemble ships that some anthropologists believe that these mountain people may have a seafaring past.”

janebrickley:

Ark Dwellings, Tana Toradja, Sulawesi Indonesia, 1972
Photograph by Winfield Parks

“Bundled up Sulawesi children sit in front of intricately designed dwellings. The eaves of the roofs curve upward, similar to the sterns of ships, projecting dramatically beyond the ends of the houses. The ark-shaped dwellings so resemble ships that some anthropologists believe that these mountain people may have a seafaring past.”

crystalbluepersuasion:

terrestrial-noesis:

Ajanta Caves, India

These caves date back as early as 200 BC, and are known for their beautiful stonework, paintings, and architecture.  It is said that they were abandoned in the 7th century AD when Buddhism began declining all over India.  The caves are some of the oldest known Buddhist temples and shrines and are still considered sacred.  All interior spaces and architectural design, as well as statues and stonework on the walls were created by chiseling away at and removing rock from the mountainside.  Engineers today have no explanation as to how it was cut from the 70 foot high granite cliff over 2000 years ago. 

More info on the Wiki site….amazing.


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6 notesReblog Interior of the Casa Navàs, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, in  Reus, Catalonia, Spain.

Interior of the Casa Navàs, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, in Reus, Catalonia, Spain.

118 notesReblog alpenstrasse:

Zurich, Switzerland

alpenstrasse:

Zurich, Switzerland

12 notesReblog speciesbarocus:


Collegium of the Augustales at Herculaneum.
> More here.

speciesbarocus:

Collegium of the Augustales at Herculaneum.

More here.

197 notesReblog triglifos-y-metopas:

Dancers, fresco.
Tomb of the Triclinium, Monterozzi Necropoli.
Tarquinia, Italy.
470 B.C.

triglifos-y-metopas:

Dancers, fresco.

Tomb of the Triclinium, Monterozzi Necropoli.

Tarquinia, Italy.

470 B.C.

3,042 notesReblog a-l-ancien-regime:

Normandy, house of the 19th-century French author, Jules-Amedee Barbey d’Aurevilly. The photographs are by Vincent Thibert

a-l-ancien-regime:

Normandy, house of the 19th-century French author, Jules-Amedee Barbey d’Aurevilly. The photographs are by Vincent Thibert

92 notesReblog triglifos-y-metopas:

Musicians, fresco.
Tomb of the Leopards, Monterozzi Necropolis.
Tarquinia, Italy.
473 B.C.

triglifos-y-metopas:

Musicians, fresco.

Tomb of the Leopards, Monterozzi Necropolis.

Tarquinia, Italy.

473 B.C.

990 notesReblog triglifos-y-metopas:

Diana the huntress, fresco.
Pompeii, Italy.
1st century A.D.


Roman fresco depicting Diana the huntress recovered from Vesuvian Ash in Stabiae 1st century BCE-1st century CE (22) Kiel Bryant

triglifos-y-metopas:

Diana the huntress, fresco.

Pompeii, Italy.

1st century A.D.

Roman fresco depicting Diana the huntress recovered from Vesuvian Ash in Stabiae 1st century BCE-1st century CE (22) Kiel Bryant

85 notesReblog toomuchart:

Unknown Artist (Roman), Cubiculum (bedroom) from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscorealer (excavated about a mile from Pompeii), c. 50-40 BCE.

toomuchart:

Unknown Artist (Roman), Cubiculum (bedroom) from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscorealer (excavated about a mile from Pompeii), c. 50-40 BCE.

158 notesReblog totallyunmasked:

Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Orthodox Christian Monestary), Kiev, Ukraine a UNESCO World Heritage Site by Kate_Lokteva on Flickr.

totallyunmasked:

Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Orthodox Christian Monestary), Kiev, Ukraine a UNESCO World Heritage Site by Kate_Lokteva on Flickr.

1,606 notesReblog lostsplendor:

Grand Foyer of the Palais Garnier Opera House, Paris France. (via by ~Kenchee)

lostsplendor:

Grand Foyer of the Palais Garnier Opera House, Paris France. (via by ~Kenchee)

504 notesReblog Villa Hämmerle (Dornbirn), Austria.

Villa Hämmerle (Dornbirn), Austria.