Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #35: Architecture
The theme for Lens-Artist Photo Challenge from Amy this week is: Architecture. During our travel, we have seen amazing architecture.
The Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival Palace on a rugged hill top above the village of Hohenschwangau with an elevation of 800 m (2,620 ft) in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The fairytale castle was commissioned by King Ludwig II as a retreat and a homage to the king’s favorite composer Richard Wagner.
Walt Disney was so inspired by the fairytale architecture of Neuschwanstein that he used it to create Cinderella’s castle in the 1950 animated film, and the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland. Wikipedia My travel post is here.
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires. Several walls were being built from as early as the 7th century BC; these were later joined together and made bigger by the first Emperor of China (220–206 BC). The length of Great Wall is 13,170 miles (21,196 kilometers). It can be seen from outer space and the moon. Wikipedia My travel post is here.
The Great Mosque in Córdoba, Spain which is the former Islamic Mosque structure was built by the Umayyad ruler Abd ar-Raḥmān in 784–786. In the 13th century, it was converted into a Christian Cathedral. Its Moorish character was altered in the 16th century, with the interior of a central High Altar and Cruciform Choir. Wikipedia More Photos are here.
The amazing, contemporary, and futuristic buildings in Seville, Spain were designed by the Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava Valls. He is a Spanish neofuturistic architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter. More photos are here.