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Old April 9th, 2007, 12:42 AM   #1
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Intricate buildings

Super intricate buildings - any style, any age but the more eclectic this collection gets the better. Interior or exterior.

To start off I give you:

Leuven Town Hall, Belgian Gothic





Assamkirche, Munich, Baroque







Royal Holloway, London -neo-Tudor/ chateau style



Court of the Lions, Alhambra, Moorish Islamic









Sainte Chappelle, Paris, neo Gothic.

The intricacy here is not in the carving but the stained galss windows. The photos cant really do justice on the detail and vivid colour of the whole place due to exposure.




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Kings College, Cambridge, English Gothic




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merchants houses, Jaisalmer, Mughal Islamic






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Temple of Heaven, Beijing, Ming Chinese









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Friday Mosque, Isfahan, Persian Islamic



this isnt painted on, its glazed ceramic tilework


note the writing on the sides


celebrating mathematics in the roofplans







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Henry VII Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London,
English Gothic





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Guaranty Building, Chicago, early modernism
amazing terracotta







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Rinno-ji Temple, Nikko Japan anti-zen!



a complete contrast to the ascetic zen style (eg Katsura Palace) that so inspired the modernists




roof detail


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Il Duomo di Milano is beautiful. You can go on its roof!
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Ananta Samakhon Throne Hall, Bangkok
neo-Renaissance

not the exterior


but the interior. These are very rare images, not many people have ever seen the inside of this place. It was a special occasion, the kings 60th year on the throne.



yep, those are ALL the Royal families in the world


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thats a brilliant example samsonyuen. I suppose this is a thread for beautiful buildings
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Jain Temple, Ranakpur, India









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similarly the new Akshardham Temple, Delhi





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Oww, I get dizzy examining the details!
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the details are amazing!!
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Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Penang











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Alwyn Court, 1910 NYC
modernism and neo-French Renaissance









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this one really is like a fairy tale - the mausoleum of Shah-e-Cheragh, Shiraz, Iran.



you can see why they also call it Aladdin's Cave. This completely blows me away.

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