architecture

Skopje, old & new

The historic Stone Bridge (Kamen most, built in the 15th century) over the River Vardar and the new Archaeological Museum, Skopje, Macedonia. New architecture such as the Archaeological Museum – part of the Skopje 2014 project – has come under considerable criticism both for its extravagant expense (costs have already run to over 200 million …

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Art Nouveau Riga

Art Nouveau architecture in Riga, Latvia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2014, Riga has one of the greatest concentrations of Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) architecture of any city in Europe. © Rudolf Abraham Photos copyright © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. Images may not be copied, stored, distributed or published in …

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Stokesay

Stokesay Castle, one of the best preserved fortified medieval manor houses anywhere in Britain. Shropshire, UK. Pictured here, one of the striking and highly unusual wood carvings on the Gate House. D700 + 70-200/2.8 Photo copyright © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. Images may not be copied, stored, distributed or published in any form without …

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Sibenik cathedral

Some images of St Jacob’s Cathedral in Šibenik, Croatia – the finest piece of Renaissance architecture in Croatia, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a phenomenally beautiful building, with some wonderfully emotive sculpture. Šibenik’s cathedral was built between 1431 and 1535 by the architects Juraj Dalmatinac and Nikola Firentinac. Click here for more images …

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Korcula

The walled medieval town of Korčula, on the island of the same name – one of my favourite spots on the Croatian Adriatic, frequently touted as the birthplace of the Venetian traveller Marco Polo (which it may, or may not, have been, though he was certainly captured by the Genoese in a naval battle not …

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