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Questions tagged [architecture]

Visiting buildings and structures of any type on your travels. For world famous structures there is also the "landmarks" tag. Certain kinds of buildings and certain specific buildings also have their own tags.

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What building is this?

This image is a screenshot from a video, and in the video the image is named "UK". What building is this?
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Last minute Alhambra tickets in Granada

I have heard that tickets to visit the Alhambra get sold out months in advance. Isn't there an option to get last-minute tickets? (Legally, for sure) If anyone has any information it would be ...
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Where on earth is this church which looks like a confused chicken?

This picture has been circulating on twitter and in the office. But it doesn't say where it is. Can anyone provide the church's location?
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Where is the world's largest commercial elevator?

Out of curiosity, I went to search for "world's largest elevator", but all the results were for grain elevators. Now obviously, you can't ride in a grain elevator. What I meant was, what is the ...
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Whom do these Viennese sculptures depict?

In Vienna‘s first quarter, on the corner between Universitätsstraße and Reichsratsstraße, very close to the Votiv Church, there is a building with these sculptures: The first one looks kind of Greek,...
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Where are these buildings?

I would like to know where this is from.
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What castle is this?

Can anyone tell me what castle this is and where it is located?
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Where do I find this building in Tbilisi, Georgia?

I'm looking for this place in Tbilisi. Does anyone recognise this and can point me to the right way?
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Is a picnic at the Chateau de Versailles possible?

I will be visiting the Versailles Chateau on a Tuesday. I was wondering if it would be useful to take a picnic with me since I doubt the fare offered inside the palace walls (if there is any) is not ...
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Are there other places with wind tunnel “wings”?

On a recent visit to Leeds I experienced and learned about the history of the wind tunnel effect from Leeds' tallest building Bridgewater Place and the remediation the council have put in place to ...
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Nordic countries, Sweden and Norway, similar top buildings colors

I noticed this time I went to Stockholm, many of the traditional buildings has this green-sea color at the top of their roofs. For example, this is a common color in the towers of the buildings. I am ...
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What is the oldest building in the world still in use?

What is the oldest building or structure in the world that's still in regular use today? For the sake of the question, I'm not looking for something that still exists purely as a tourist attraction....
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Where were these castle pictures from WW II taken?

I have four pictures taken during WWII but one of them isn't so great, although it does seem to show a tall tower within the building somewhere (added this pic--view from hill in back of castle). My ...
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Seeing the Chicago Board of Trade

I'll be in Chicago from July 28 - Aug 3 and I'd like to see the Chicago Board of Trade. According to https://www.architecture.org/experience-caf/tours/detail/chicago-board-of-trade-building/ there's a ...
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Where is this solitary building with a town and mountains in the background behind a valley?

This is an image from the LG TV screen saver. Does anyone have any idea where this place is?
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Which wall is this? [duplicate]

I saw this lockscreen wallpaper in my windows 10 laptop. Only thing i could understand was that this is in Rome, Italy. No name was given with the info. A google search on walls in Rome didn't ...
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Tegelbergbahn Tickets

I'll be visiting the Neuschwanstein Castle later this year, and I'd like to take a ride on this tegelbergbahn toboggan close to the castle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-e_F0wodyk On their ...
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Where is this castle?

where is this castle/palace? someone suggested it was Vianden castle in Luxembourg but it's not.
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What publicly accessible tall buildings are good for views & photography in Manhattan?

There was a similar question for London... but what about New York City? I'm mainly thinking (Midtown) Manhattan, but feel free to recommend awesome vantage points elsewhere in NYC too. If going to ...
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Can travellers see Buddhist temples in Saudi Arabia?

Can travellers see Buddhist temples in Saudi Arabia? I'm not a Buddhist myself, but I sometimes see Buddhist temples when travelling. Wikipedia mentions that there's approximately 400,000 Buddhists ...
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Tokyo Tower's illumination changes almost daily to celebrate something. How to know what?

Tokyo Tower's illumination changes almost daily to celebrate various events: A soccer game in which the Japanese team is playing. The visit of a foreign president. Support for a tragedy somewhere in ...
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Where in Shiraz, Iran can I find “The Pause”?

I'm looking for (the exact location of) this project: http://iranian-architect.ir/project-0214 The architect is Amir Hossein Ashari. It's somewhere in the city of Shiraz, Iran and is built in 2017.
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Status of David Gareja - rocky monastery on the top of the mountain

In summer last (2012) year I visited Georgia, and I was with my friends in David Gareja. They were tired, and I decided to climb a hill south of the monastery, on the top of which is a small chapel. A ...
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Are there any mosques in Liechtenstein?

Are there any mosques in Liechtenstein? I like to visit a local mosque in every city I visit. Any Idea?
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What is this building in Bilbao?

I was in Bilbao last week and I saw this building that seemed out of place with its surroundings. It looked abandoned (broken windows, graffiti) but very imposing. And it probably had a great view.
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Are there interior guided tours of the Seven Sisters?

The Seven Sisters (Stalinskie Vysotki) are a set of seven famous Moscow skyscrapers built in the Stalinist style. Apart from the Galina Ulanova Museum in the Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building, are ...
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Where should I travel to see this building?

Today I saw a picture of a building that claims to be the biggest building in the world. I really doubt that, but the problem is, I couldn't verify it. Here it is: It is somewhere in Eastern Europe, ...
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Identify the building in this picture

Does anyone know what building is shown in the picture below?
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What part of Great Wall of China is easier to visit, starting from Peking?

I'm interested in visiting the Great Wall of China, but don't want to face many tourists during my trip. Are there such parts of it? Are visitors allowed to walk on it?
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Things to visit in West Sussex, Great Britain [closed]

I'm planning a trip to Great Britain for entertainment purposes, and as a side effect I can visit West Sussex region at the end of May. I'm interested in historic monuments and landscapes. What are ...
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Can I visit the castles/fortresses in the mountains around Turin, Northern Italy?

Three years ago I traveled from Turin to Paris by train, and saw amazing old castles all across the mountains. Are any of them available for a visit? I'm going to rent a car so the transport won't be ...
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Can you visit the Lille Citadelle?

Looking on a city centre map of Lille, I spotted a very interesting looking 5 point Citadelle at the edge of the old town, as handily shown by OSM: I wandered over there, and saw some impressive ...
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Which part of Seoul's ancient city walls is closest to Hongdae by foot?

On a previous trip to Seoul I became very interested in the old city gates and city walls. A couple of the largest gates are famous and are close to the city centre. But the smaller gates and ...
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Identify this place in Myanmar

I'm trying to identify this Myanmar place. This appears in a local (Spanish) travel magazine promoting a Myanmar trip but doesn't have a legend. Do you know where is it?
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Where is this building in Amsterdam with a façade looking like a bookshelf?

A friend of mine was in Amsterdam this weekend, and he made an awesome photo of a building with a wall that looks like a book shelf: Unfortunately he has no idea of the address and he doesn't have a ...
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Can tourists visit the Citadel of Alessandria?

A recent question about the Lille Citadelle reminded me of my travels in Italy a decade ago where I was wandering around the outskirts of Alessandria and found a huge old citadel that was seemingly ...
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Where is this building on a mountain in Planet Earth 2?

In the documentary Planet Earth 2, there is a view of a number of buildings on the peak of a mountain. The narration states: Today, in the Alps, human encroachment is changing the highest of ...
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What city are these buildings in?

This advertisement is from Motor Trend magazine - November 1990. Additional Information: Yes, I am a fan of round and cylindrical buildings. I would like to see this grouping. I am sorry, I am new ...
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Where is this half buried Armenian church or monastery?

While browsing Wikipedia and the Internet about some damaged Armenian churches in Tbilisi Georgia I came across an amazing photo (but I know this one is not in Tbilisi). This link is to the Armenian ...
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Architectural history of NYC for a five-year-old [duplicate]

We're heading to NYC next weekend, for my five-year-old's birthday present (his request). He's a very technically-minded child, and recently has loved asking questions about the history of buildings (...
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Where is this building?

It's possible it's in St Petersbourg but I do not know and I do not have a higher resolution picture. Question originally from http://www.gyakorikerdesek.hu/utazas__egyeb-kerdesek__7933933-felismeri-...
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Where to see traditional but everyday Japanese architecture

When travelling to Japan, I enjoy seeing things that are Japanese but everyday just as much as the big-ticket attractions such as the grand castles and temples. However, when it comes to architecture,...
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What is this tower I found in Spain?

42º37'46.6"N, 2º5'12.15"W No openings on three sides. Door and windows face south. No other openings except ditch from underneath, going north to point straight at Azqueta, but it only goes a short ...
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Highest point in NYC that may be reached for free?

What is the highest floor of any New York building that may be reached by the general public for free?
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The website says the Eiffel Tower is sold out for two months. Is there anything I can do?

I went to the Eiffel Tower web site looking to buy tickets for an upcoming visit, and found that, except for a few days, it is sold out for basically two months. I am guessing that it is not truly ...
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What is this building?

What and where is this building? It's a stock photo and no amount of reverse-image searching on Google has provided me with a relevant result.
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What are the buildings in this photo of Atlanta?

I can identify some of the buildings, but there are a few I'm not sure about. My identifications, plus the 11 I'm not sure of I increased the lighting but had to crop out part of the building on ...
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Where in England can I walk on a high tension grid?

I wish to experience walking on a tension wire grid, preferably one suspended many metres above the ground such as in a theatre. Does anyone know of one accessible to the public (not only backstage ...