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Old December 11th, 2016, 02:02 PM   #3121
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Tomb of Subhan Quli Qutb Shah, Hyderabad (tomb) (built: 1550)

Ascended to the throne of Golconda at age 7, Subhan Quli only reigned for a year until deposed by his father's brother, Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah. Cleaning works are still underway on his tomb.

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Old December 11th, 2016, 02:46 PM   #3122
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They can survive the winters? I wonder why there aren't any in Ontario which is to the South of Britain. I guess there are no swallows to carry the coconuts here.
African or European swallows?

Latitude isn't the only thing that defines climate. It doesn't freeze very often in Britain or anywhere in the coastal regions of northwestern Europe.

If you want to see palm trees in Canada, I suggest you visit Vancouver. It's also in a more northern location than Toronto, but winters are a lot milder.
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Old December 11th, 2016, 10:00 PM   #3123
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Old December 11th, 2016, 11:58 PM   #3124
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La Vie, Utrecht

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Damrak 70/Beurspassage, Amsterdam

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Old December 12th, 2016, 12:33 AM   #3125
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I like the transformation of that first one. Although the architecture of the previous building wasn't bad, the new one says "2016" and not "1996."

Curtiss Hotel, Buffalo, NY, USA

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Old December 14th, 2016, 04:19 PM   #3126
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^ Great to see Buffalo rejuvenating! I think the city will make a great comeback, just like Detroit currently is experiencing.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 04:20 PM   #3127
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Fabulous facade reconstructions in Poland!

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Tymczasem w Gliwicach pewne kontrowersje wzbudza ta modernizacja kamienicy na Starym Mieście (zdjęcia: Gruba Tektura)

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Wprawione oko zauważy, że kamienica obok też zyskała trochę zdobień (tyle, że tam wg oryginalnego projektu)
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Old December 14th, 2016, 06:01 PM   #3128
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Sadly the blue one doesn't seem to have anything to do with the original.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 07:30 PM   #3129
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It still works though, except for the attica floor.

What did it look like historically?
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Old December 14th, 2016, 10:24 PM   #3130
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Też miała zdobienia, ale dość subtelne i trzymające się jakichś lokalnych wzorców. Ot, taka kamienica.


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Old December 15th, 2016, 10:52 AM   #3131
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Kino Razzia | Revitalisation of a former cinema into a restaurant and apartments

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  • Address: Seefeldstrasse 82, 8008 Zürich
  • Location: District 8
  • Architects: hemmi fayet
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Old December 15th, 2016, 11:17 AM   #3132
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Old December 15th, 2016, 08:55 PM   #3133
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They can survive the winters? I wonder why there aren't any in Ontario which is to the South of Britain. I guess there are no swallows to carry the coconuts here.
It's actually the "trachycarpus fortunei" it's one of the most, perhaps the most hardy palm (-15 till -20c) there is, they are from the himalaya and you can find them through whole Western Europe.
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Old December 16th, 2016, 01:19 PM   #3134
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Poznan/Posen, Poland | "The Iron"

The original building was demolished after being in a rather sad condition:





Now they've decided to rebuilt the remarkable corner building and its lovely dome, gorgeous stuff - more and more historicist era edifices get reconstructed:


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Old December 18th, 2016, 05:33 PM   #3135
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Ever dreamed of living in a 19th century psychiactric hospital? Well now you can with renovation project here in Shrewsbury, UK. A new mental hospital was built a few years ago leaving this building empty, it's now being converted into 157 apartments and townhouses with some new build properties also being added onto the site.







Impression of the finished site...



Ad for one of the townhouses.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/new-homes...-57486056.html


The new hospital just down the road...



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Old December 20th, 2016, 03:29 PM   #3136
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Love to see the work going on in Buffalo NY Beauty attracts business.
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Old December 21st, 2016, 03:21 PM   #3137
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What an imposing, metropolitan building it was once! They should definitely reconstruct it one day.
The possibility of recognstructions devalues genuine historic buildings. It suggests we can just change our minds and get them back if we demolish them. It means that when you look around a city you can't be confident if buildings are new or old, genuine pieces of heritage or inferior replicas. When a historic building is gone, it's gone for good.

Accepting that you can never recreate the authenticity of a lost historic building should help us to view genuine old buildings as a finite resource to be treasured and protected.
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Old December 21st, 2016, 04:21 PM   #3139
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In his book Last Chance to See, Douglas Adams observed:


I remembered once, in Japan, having been to see the Gold Pavilion Temple in Kyoto and being mildly surprised at quite how well it had weathered the passage of time since it was first built in the fourteenth century. I was told it hadn't weathered well at all, and had in fact been burnt to the ground twice in this century.
"So it isn't the original building?" I had asked my Japanese guide.
"But yes, of course it is," he insisted, rather surprised at my question.
"But it's burnt down?"
"Yes."
"Twice."
"Many times."
"And rebuilt."
"Of course. It is an important and historic building."
"With completely new materials."
"But of course. It was burnt down."
"So how can it be the same building?"
"It is always the same building."

I had to admit to myself that this was in fact a perfectly rational point of view, it merely started from an unexpected premise. The idea of the building, the intention of it, its design, are all immutable and are the essence of the building. The intention of the original builders is what survives. The wood of which the design is constructed decays and is replaced when necessary. To be overly concerned with the original materials, which are merely sentimental souvenirs of the past, is to fail to see the living building itself.

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Old December 21st, 2016, 05:21 PM   #3140
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The possibility of recognstructions devalues genuine historic buildings. It suggests we can just change our minds and get them back. But when a historic building is gone, it's gone for good.

Accepting that you can never recreate the authenticity of a lost historic building should helus to view genuine old buildings as a finite resource to be treasured.
A historical building is not the same building either, when time passes by. Buildings are alive, they get constantly modified to adapt to modern needs and they get renovated with modern techniques, ideas and sometimes materials.

Even if I renovate a building without replacing the bricks, using traditional style stucco, modifying the least I can... I'm still doing a modern operation to it, because 100 years ago they would have probably torn down entire walls and replaced them with new bricks and updated technology.

And all of this is fine! No one goes to Dresden and thinks "wow, this old city aged perfectly". Dresden is a masterpiece of modern architecture, to me it's one of the most contemporary pieces of architecture which have been built in recent years. It's not the pre-WWII Dresden which is gone for good, but to me it's not less authentic than my city (Venice) which is as modern and contemporary in its perfect conservation and is also not the same city as pre-WWII Venice
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