Category Archives: Architecture

Abbaye Notre-Dame d’Orval

Abbaye d'Orval, Belgique, Europe

Orval Abbey, Villers-devant-Orval, Belgium

Founded as a Cistercian monastery, the abbey is well-known for its history and current spiritual life. Trappist Cistercian monks still welcome guests for short retreats.

The Abbaye Notre Dame d’Orval attracts also many tourists probably thanks to ist local production of Trappist Beer and typical cheese!

Lyon, ville équitable & durable

lyon, France

Place Bellecour, Lyon, France   

“Rendez-vous sous la queue du cheval !” Un lieu pratique pour se retrouver en plein coeur de Lyon!

Le jour la prise de vue, la statue de Lyon XIV portait un sac rose en bandoulière. Par cette action de street marketing, la ville de Lyon présente un label pour développer la  consommation responsable.

Die Welt der Habsburger – Schloss Schönbrunn

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Schloss Schönbrunn, Wien, Österreich, Europa

Vienna, Austria, Europe 

Der Wiener Stephansdom

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Wien, Österreich, Europa

Vienna, Austria, Europe 

Chandigarh: Le Corbusier City

In the capital of both states of Punjab and Haryana, buildings and roads are as important as trees.

Chandigarh is a very well organised city designed by the Swiss architect Le Corbusier. Divided up into different sectors, one of them being for pedestrian only Chandigarh is one of the best planned city in India. And in sector 22, look for one of the best sweets shop and restaurant called Sai Sweet!

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Nek Chand’s Rock Garden

Chandigarh is one of the best planned city in India.

In such a well organised and symmetrical city it is quite a wonder to discover a junk garden! When Chandigarh has been designed a lot of villages in the surroundings havec been demolished. An Indian, Nek Chand, felt concerned about the consequences. He started collecting the materials from these villages and building a garden with them: ceramics, bangels, poettery… Though illegal, his work reminded a secret for almost 20 years and grew up to 12 acres of statues, paths, waterfalls, gorges, buildings…

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Lotus Temple

Also known as the Bahai house of worship. So many people shouting outside become so quiet as soon as they enter the Lotus temple. It is a place where people from all religions are welcome.

 

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Around India Gate

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The perfect time of the day with a lovely sunset and an Old Ambassador parked under a floor lamp!

Humayun’s tomb

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Bangla Sahib Gurdwara

 

a Sikh temple in Delhi

 

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Streets in Melaka

Melaka is city full of history with different people: Indian, Chinese, Malays, Baba Nonya… with all the different styles of architectures and food that you can imagine!!

 

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The Petronas Twin Towers

Dominating the skyline of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

 

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Sydney Opera House

There is a mistake… You will find it, no doubt about it!

 

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The State Library of Victoria in Melbourne

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a quick look at Melbourne’s buildings

Architects had a great time in Melbourne and the city is still under construction!

 

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What do you think of the following photograph?

Where is it?

I am waiting for your guesses and will give you the right answer within one or two weeks!

Streets in Melbourne

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Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is the second largest city of Thailand and is located in the mountains in the Northern part of the country. The Jungle is not far away from there!

The city is incredible: it looks like a European city with its surrounding walls and its narrow streets! Colorful temples almost everywhere remind you that you are still in a Buddhist country though!

 

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Keroman ou Le Lieu où j’ai découvert que l’Architecture est un Art

Keroman or the place where I discovered that Architecture is Art

 

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Il y a quelques années de cela, le premier plan de bateaux colorait un paysage cubique, grisonnant et désolé: la base de sous-marins construite pendant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale. Une base indestructible! Seules les marées donnaient un peu de vie à l’endroit.

Récemment, la Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly a transformé ce paysage. Dessinée en blocs et vagues, elle réconcilie le jeu fluide des marées océanes aux arrêtes dures des blocs de  béton.

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