Our world is full of creative people who work hard and try their best to make something which will either help us in some way, in a practical way, or help us indirectly, by inspiring us or showing us new ways of looking at the world, at art. Speaking of art, architecture is a big part of our world, pardon the pun, and architectural art is something one shouldn’t miss. There are plenty of amazing landmarks all over the world which you should know about and here they are, in no particular order.
The Eiffel Tower – Paris, France
Everyone knows about the Eiffel Tower, or knows something of it. It is the most famous landmark in Europe, probably. It was named after Gustave Eiffel, who designed and constructed it in the 19th century, between 1887 and 1889. Only two years to build a 324 meter landmark. It has three decks, two of which have restaurants. Visitors can climb up to 276 meters, which makes the Eiffel Tower Europe’s tallest observation deck which is also available to the public.
The Colosseum – Rome, Italy
This is another one of those landmarks which everyone knows about. All the movies about gladiators and fights in ancient Rome have been either filmed or more likely, green screened in the Colosseum. Vespasian ruled when the construction of the Colosseum was first started, in 72 AD, and it was finished later on in 80 AD, under Titus’ rule. It was used for everything from theater, gladiator fights, animal hunt, contests, executions and meetings. Today, only parts of it are still there, some of it lost to earthquakes and the slow decay of time, but mostly earthquakes.
The Pyramids of Giza – Giza, Egypt
These are the oldest of the world’s seven wonders. They are believed to be the tombs of pharaohs and have probably been built in 2560 BC. They were built over a period of 10 to 20 years. They are believed to have been once covered in limestone, but that layer has since been torn away by the passage of time, leaving only the core stone.
The Great Wall of China – China
This wall is on the Sino Russian border and it was built during the Ming dynasty. It is remarkably well-preserved and it is believed that it can be seen from space. It cannot, astronauts confirmed this. It is still an impressive structure, stretching for kilometers.
These are some of the most interesting landmarks all over the world, wonders of architecture. One should strive to see them all if possible, these and many more beautiful buildings all over the world, from the Czech Republic, Germany, Australia, the United States, to Russia, Thailand, and everywhere in between.