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 10 — #’s 46-51
46. Sukiennice (Cloth Market), Krakow, Poland — This interesting building dominates the main square of Krakow. It is now a craft and flea market, selling baubles from local vendors.
47. Supreme Court Building, Washington, DC, USA — This pure white, marble building sits opposite the US Capitol Building. It has witnessed numerous significant events in American History.
48. United Nations Building, New York City, New York, USA — The home of the United Nations, a grand concept which began its life in 1948, sits along the East River.
49. US Capitol Building, Washington, DC, USA — The symbol of the powerful US government sits at the east end of The Mall, opposite the Lincoln Memorial.
50. Water Tower, Chicago, Illinois, USA — This unusual building, now a visitor center, was one of the few buildings in Chicago to survive the famous fire of 1871.
51. Winter Palace, St Petersburg, Russia — Once the home of Tsars, the winter palace has now become the Hermitage, Russia’s incredible Art Museum. Built by Peter the Great, the winter palace is a beautiful and ornate palace.