Three Architectural Feats around the World
Buildings that should be added onto your travelling bucket list 02/18/2015, 10:30
We have spent a large amount of time providing you with some of the best architecture that Siberia, as well as Russia as a whole, has to show. With everything from stunning hotels to mesmerising cathedrals, there is no denying that Russia has some amazing locations to offer both locals and tourists alike. But what about the splendour that the rest of the world has to offer? We decided to scour the globe in an attempt to provide you with a number of amazing buildings that should definitely be added onto your travelling bucket list. Here are three of our favourites.
Palm Islands, United Arab Emirates
The Palm Islands in Dubai truly take the idea of architecture to the next level, with two massive artificial islands, shaped to look like palm trees, from above. Of the two islands, Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jebel Ali, only Palm Jumeirah has reached completion, with Palm Jebel Ali still being worked on. The process in which these islands are created is mind- blowing, with sand being dredged from the bottom of the Persian Gulf, and then sprayed onto the desired area through a process known as rainbowing. The sheer engineering genius that must have gone into the planning of these utopian-like resorts is phenomenal.
The Berlin Cathedral, Germany
The Berlin Cathedral is the most popular, as well as the most beautiful, of the five significant museums that make up Museum Island of the Mitte district of Berlin. This place is amazing for anyone that is interested in magnificent architecture, as well as history. There is no denying that when you visit Berlin, you should strive for the full German experience. Hotels are great, but they take away from that rustic, cosy feeling of a home. Luckily there are many great cottages scattered across Berlin, waiting to provide you with the perfect housetrip.
This ancient city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, allows us to gain a glimpse into the architectural brilliance of the past. Marked as a World Heritage Site, as well as holding the title as one of the most famous archaeological sites, this ancient city is half-built, half-carved into the massive sandstone rock face. Besides the world famous carved temple of Al Khazneh, the surrounding mountains are also riddled with passages and gorges, just waiting to be explored. Thanks to the bright colour of the sandstone, Petra is often referred to as The Rose City. What can be more beautiful than that?
By Jason Swindon.