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‘Modern’ Byzantine Architecture: Design by S. Calatrava for St. Nicholas Church at the World Trade Center, New York

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This is a design by the renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava for St. Nicholas Orthodox Church at the World Trade Center, New York (credit: Santiago Calatrava LLC, Zurich). Calatrava is one of my favourite architects.

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Fortification plan of Tournoel, French fort of 14th c

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Fortification and architectural plan of Tournoel, French fort of the 14th century.

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Macedonia: Architecture

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Reconstruction of the royal palace at Aegae, the traditional capital of the Macedonian kdm (4th century BC).

 

 

Ayutthaya Palace: Architecture

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An architectural scale model of the palace area of Ayutthaya city.
Ayutthaya was a city and capital of a Tai kingdom of the same name (Ayutthaya) in Thailand, actually the ancestor of the modern state of Thailand. The city was founded in 1349 and at its height had possibly a population of around 200,000 inhabitants according to a modern estimate.
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The Temple of Trajan on the Upper Acropolis of Pergamon

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Republication from followinghadrian.com

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the accession of Trajan to the imperial throne (28 January 98 AD). As a tribute, here is a selection of images from the Temple of Trajan at Pergamon, an ancient Greek city in Aeolis.

The Temple of Trajan (Trajaneum) was one of the most spectacular structures built on the upper acropolis of Pergamon. It is situated at the highest point of the acropolis and is the only building that is truly Roman. Its construction started around 114 AD during the reign of Trajan but was completed after his death during the rule of Hadrian. Both Emperors were worshipped here.

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Constructional plan of Persepolis’ palaces area

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A constructional plan of Persepolis’ palaces area. Persepolis was one of the four capital cities of the Achaemenid Persian Empire.
Also a modern restoration of a

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