Nice Pix 2: Architecture
I'm an architecture groupie. Here are some imags of a few of the great buildings I have been fortunate to visit in person. Click an image to englarge it.
Le Corbusier's spectacular 1955 Notre-Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France (2018). This gem is located atop a hill in a small village about an hour from Basel, Switzerland.
The Pantheon in Rome, dedicated in 126 AD by the emperor Hadian (2019). The height of the oculus and the width of the dome are equal at 142 feet. 2000 years later, the Pantheon is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome.
Robert Venturi's Lieb House is a beach cottage built in 1969 on the Jersey Shore near Philadelphia. When threatened with demolition, a new owner purchaes it and moved the entire house by barge in 2009 to his property in Glen Cove, Long Island, NY (2017).
Detail of the 9-meter-tall astrological clock constructed in 1661, replacing an earlier one from 1383 in the cathedral of Lyon, France (2018).
The New York State Capitol, built 1867-99 by several architects including H.H. Richardson (2016).