I love to observe the architecture as I travel from place to place. Obviously styles change over the years and , as a result, in many cases, architecture can be used to ascertain the age of a particular building. Gothic buildings, for instance, suggests that these structures date from the 12th to the 16th centuries.
Like anyone else, I have seen specific buildings and other structures which have fascinated me over the years for one reason or another, a fact which has led to this list of Gary’s favorite buildings in the world. Feel free to agree or disagree with my list and realize that this list will evolve over the years as long as I continue to travel.
Installment 3 — #’s 11-15
11. Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA — This gleaming, modern, steel edifice is another creation by noted architect Frank Gehry. The Arts and Entertainment venue opened in 2003.
12. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France — One of the most recognized structures in the world was unveiled by Gustav Eiffel in 1889 for the World’s Fair. It has delighted millions since then with its fabulous views and its presence along the Seine River.
13. El Alcazar, Segovia, Spain — This fairy tale castle sits on a promontory in the enchanting town of Segovia, northwest of Madrid. The castle was built in the 12th Century and was one of the castles which inspired Disney’s Cinderella Castle.
14. Empire State Building, New York City, New York, USA — Still one of the most iconic buildings in the world, the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world when it was built in 1931.
15. Fallingwater, Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania — Fallingwater is an excellent example of the architectural excellence of Frank Lloyd Wright, one of America’s most famous architects.