Monday, April 6, 2009

The Worlds Most Beautiful And Amazing Structures {PICTURES + INFO}

The Worlds Most Beautiful And Amazing Structures

The Worlds Most Beautiful And Amazing Structures {PICTURES + INFO}

According to legend, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan wanted to build the most beautiful mausoleum on earth to express his love for his favorite wife. Or, perhaps he was simply asserting his political power. The Taj Mahal may have been designed by Ustad Ahmad Lahori, an Indian architect of Persian descent. Persian, Central Asian, and Islamic elements combine in the great white marble tomb. The Taj Mahal is just one of many architectural wonders in a land of majestic tombs and erotic temples.

The Worlds Most Beautiful And Amazing Structures {PICTURES + INFO}

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five centuries, it served as the home of the Emperor and his household, and the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.

The Worlds Most Beautiful And Amazing Structures {PICTURES + INFO}

The Millennium Dome, designed by Sir Richard Rogers, 1996-99. The Millennium Dome was one of the UK's most controversial public projects.The new millennium officially started in Greenwich, England on 1st January 2001; The World's biggest dome was built on the Meridian Line (The Prime Meridian of the World) in Greenwich to celebrate this historic event.

The Worlds Most Beautiful And Amazing Structures {PICTURES + INFO}

Considered one of the world's most luxurious hotels from the day it opened, The Burj Al Arab is a futuristic architectural marvel towering over the Gulf.
Its design is stunning (see photo) - the Burj Al Arab is shaped like a billowing spinnaker sail. Its height is staggering - the hotel measures 332 meters (1053 feet), making it one of the world's highest buildings.

The Worlds Most Beautiful And Amazing Structures {PICTURES + INFO}

Amous for its impressive size, remarkable architecture and beautiful mosaics and frescoes, the massive ochre-coloured domed structure known as Hagia Sophia is one of Istanbul's most popular attractions. It was commissioned as a cathedral in the 6th century and remained the most important church in Christianity for over 900 years.

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