All posts tagged: Architecture

Does everything look better in Italy?

  This is a picture of 1 of the many windows of Salvatore Ferragamo store in Florence. Positioned at the end of hall way and locked up behind an iron gate at nights. It’s super simple but so pretty. Italians make the simplest, most regular thing look spectacular. Can some one please send me back to Florence?

Cologne Cathedral – High Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Mary…… #EuroTrip

Cologne Cathedral is a must see for anyone visiting Cologne, it’s see humbling to look at a monster of building and learn about its’ past and how it took almost 700 yrs to finish. This Gothic style building watches over all the other buildings since 1248 and I can’t even imagine the things it has witnessed and survived during all these years. We decided to take a look inside and eventually get ready to climb the 533 steps all the way up to the viewing platform (322 ft) above the ground to take a better view of the city.

Metropol Parasol

The Metropol Parasol, a part of the redesign of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville, was completed in April 2011 after five years of construction. The structure is a massive honeycomb, containing an archaeological museum, a farmers’ market and panoramic rooftop walkways. The design principle behind the massive structure was to offer shade during the city’s long, hot summer months. Jürgen Mayer H., the designer of the structure, has said, “The form of this building was inspired by the vaults of Seville’s expansive cathedral — I wanted to create a ‘cathedral without walls.’ ” The breathtaking urban center is made out of cross-hatching timber planks on top of a steel structure. Metropol Parasol is the largest wooden structure in the world, and the only structure in the world to be held together by high-performance polyurethane resin.   How cool is this structure?? I feel the need to get up, pack up and jump on the next plain to Spain just to check it out… Solmaz   * Text from