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 9 — #’s 41-45
41. Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet — The home of the Dalai Lama until Tibet was annexed by China and he fled into exile, this beautiful palace is still the heart of Buddhism in Asia.
42. Rathaus, Basel, Switzerland — The dark red color and painted walls make this city hall particularly distinctive in the cosmopolitan city of Basel.
43. Royal Pavilion, Brighton, England — This unusual royal palace is decorated with Far-Eastern furnishings. Its extremely distinctive exterior sets it apart from other buildings of this type.
44. Scotty’s Castle, Death Valley National Park, California, USA — This interesting and ususual oasis in the vast desert of Death Valley contains an eclectic collection of furnishings and accoutrements.
45. Space Needle, Seattle, Washington, USA — This iconic structure is much-beloved by locals and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the dynamic city of Seattle.