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CapSov by mihailefter

Panorama with The National Performing Arts Center in Beijing (formerly known as the Beijing National Grand Theater) and the soviet Great Hall of the People, China.

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Ancient City of Kos by MikeDrosos

Another shot of the same subject taken from a different angle, in the archaeological site of the west ancient city of Kos island. The west part of the ancient city is where the Hellenistic gymnasium was located.

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The Giant Egg and The Full Moon by mihailefter

The National Performing Arts Center in Beijing (formerly known as the Beijing National Grand Theater) at sunset, during the evening of the 2015 Full Moon Festival, China.

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Plaza de España – Sevilla by neobit

The Plaza de España, designed by Aníbal González, was a principal building built on the Maria Luisa Park’s edge to showcase Spain’s industry and technology exhibits. González combined a mix of 1920s Art Deco and ‘mock Mudejar’, and Neo-Mudéjar styles. The Plaza de España complex is a huge half-circle with buildings continually running around the edge accessible over the moat by numerous bridges representing the four ancient kingdoms of Spain. In the centre is the Vicente Traver fountain. By the walls of the Plaza are many tiled alcoves, each representing a different province of Spain.
Today the Plaza de España mainly consists of Government buildings. The Seville Town Hall, with sensitive adaptive redesign, is located within it. The Plaza’s tiled ‘Alcoves of the Provinces’ are backdrops for visitors portrait photographs, taken in their own home province’s alcove. Towards the end of the park, the grandest mansions from the fair have been adapted as museums. The farthest contains the city’s archaeology collections. The main exhibits are Roman mosaics and artefacts from nearby Italica.

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Torre de Comunicacions de Montjuïc by neobit

Calatrava’s beautiful and original communications tower was built for Telefónica in the heart of the 1992 Olympic site, to carry coverage of the Games. Aside from its distinctive structural form, the tower is innovative in enclosing the circular platform of microwave dishes, replacing the normal clutter with a serene white arc. As a result the 130 meter structure becomes a welcome feature in the Olympic park.
IThe overall form of the tower is based on a Calatrava sketch of a kneeling figure making an offering. The base on which the figure ‘kneels’ is covered in broken glazed tiles in recognition of Gaudi (though with more restrained colors). The orientation of the tower means that the shadow of the central needle on the circular platform acts as a (rather impractical) sundial.

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