Amager Bakke in Copenhagen

12 December 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Architecture, Sustainability, Environment Reading Time:  3 minutes

© Kallerna/cc-by-sa-4.0

© Kallerna/cc-by-sa-4.0

Amager Bakke (lit. ‘Amager Hill’), also known as Amager Slope or Copenhill, is a combined heat and power waste-to-energy plant (new resource handling centre) and recreational facility in Amager, Copenhagen, Denmark, located prominently within view of the city’s downtown.   read more…

East India House in Amsterdam

1 November 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Architecture Reading Time:  7 minutes

Courtyard © Iijjccoo/cc-by-sa-3.0

Courtyard © Iijjccoo/cc-by-sa-3.0

The East India House (Dutch: “Oost-Indisch Huis”) is an early 17th-century building in the centre of Amsterdam. It was the headquarters of the Amsterdam chamber of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie or VOC). It is a listed Dutch national heritage site (rijksmonument).   read more…

Great Fire of London

31 October 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Architecture, London Reading Time:  29 minutes

Monument to the Great Fire of London and Pudding Lane © flickr.com - It's No Game/cc-by-2.0

Monument to the Great Fire of London and Pudding Lane © flickr.com – It’s No Game/cc-by-2.0

The Great Fire of London was a major conflagration that swept through central London from Sunday 2 September to Thursday 6 September 1666, gutting the medieval City of London inside the old Roman city wall, while also extending past the wall to the west. The death toll is generally thought to have been relatively small, although some historians have challenged this belief.   read more…

Kuopio Market Hall

18 October 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Architecture, Bon appétit, Shopping Reading Time:  4 minutes

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© kallerna/cc-by-sa-4.0

Kuopio Market Hall is an Art Nouveau-style market hall on Kuopio Market Square in the Multimäki district in Kuopio, Finland. The market hall has a sales point for 30 companies. It is open all year round six days a week.   read more…

Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin

4 October 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Architecture, Berlin Reading Time:  13 minutes

Stargarder Straße © Stevy76/cc-by-2.5

Stargarder Straße © Stevy76/cc-by-2.5

Prenzlauer Berg is a locality of Berlin, forming the southerly and most urban district of the borough of Pankow. From its founding in 1920 until 2001, Prenzlauer Berg was a district of Berlin in its own right. However, that year it was incorporated (along with the borough of Weißensee) into the greater district of Pankow.   read more…

Embassy of the United States in London

3 October 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Architecture, London Reading Time:  7 minutes

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© Curran2/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Embassy of the United States of America in London is the diplomatic mission of the United States in the United Kingdom. It is located in Nine Elms and is the largest American embassy in Western Europe and the focal point for events relating to the United States held in the United Kingdom. From an architectural point of view, the embassy is interesting because, among other things, aspects of medieval castle building came into play here, including a moat. Ground was broken on 13 November 2013, and the building opened to the public on 13 December 2017.   read more…

Sphere at The Venetian Resort in Paradise

2 October 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Architecture Reading Time:  8 minutes

The Sphere imitating the Moon © flickr.com - Cory Doctorow/cc-by-sa-2.0

The Sphere imitating the Moon © flickr.com – Cory Doctorow/cc-by-sa-2.0

The Sphere at the Venetian Resort, previously referred to as MSG Sphere, is a spherical music and entertainment arena in Paradise, Nevada, United States, near the Las Vegas Strip and east of the Venetian resort. Designed by Populous, the project was announced by the Madison Square Garden Company in 2018. The 18,600-seat auditorium is being marketed for its immersive video and audio capabilities, which include a 16K resolution wraparound interior LED screen, speakers with beamforming and wave field synthesis technologies, and 4D physical effects. The venue’s exterior also features 580,000 sq ft (54,000 m²) of LED displays. The Sphere measures 366 feet (112 m) high and 516 feet (157 m) wide at its broadest point.   read more…

Omaha Union Station

23 September 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Architecture Reading Time:  6 minutes

© Robertmoo40

© Robertmoo40

The Union Station, at 801 South 10th Street in Omaha, Nebraska, known also as Union Passenger Terminal, is “one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the Midwest“. Designated an Omaha Landmark in 1978, it was listed as “Union Passenger Terminal” on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2016. The Union Station is also a contributing property to the Omaha Rail and Commerce Historic District. It was the Union Pacific’s first Art Deco railroad station, and the completion of the terminal “firmly established Omaha as an important railroad terminus in the Midwest”.   read more…

Burghausen in Upper Bavaria

17 September 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Architecture, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks Reading Time:  7 minutes

© Rolf Kranz/cc-by-sa-4.0

© Rolf Kranz/cc-by-sa-4.0

Burghausen is the largest town in the Altötting district of Upper Bavaria in Germany. It is situated on the Salzach river, near the border with Austria. Burghausen Castle rests along a ridgeline, and is the longest castle in the world (1,043 m).   read more…

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