Stein am Rhein, Switzerland.
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.”
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.
Interior of the Casa Navàs, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, in Reus, Catalonia, Spain.
Tomb of the Triclinium, Monterozzi Necropoli.
Normandy, house of the 19th-century French author, Jules-Amedee Barbey d’Aurevilly. The photographs are by Vincent Thibert
Tomb of the Leopards, Monterozzi Necropolis.
Diana the huntress, fresco.
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
Unknown Artist (Roman), Cubiculum (bedroom) from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscorealer (excavated about a mile from Pompeii), c. 50-40 BCE.
Grand Foyer of the Palais Garnier Opera House, Paris France. (via by ~Kenchee)