Architecture : what a huge subject that is! It’s Jakesprinter’s theme for this weeks Sunday Post, and already I’m struggling! I mean, how many of you know a song with “architecture” in the title? The following will be a silent, contemplative post.
What does architecture do for us? Shelters us, gives us a place to work, to be educated, to worship, to shop. It enables us to cross from one shore to another. It expresses both our practicality and our creativity. Formidable, constantly moving on. Old and new, both are capable of amazing me.
The battlements and reconstructed “old town” in Warsaw- both old and new
The prettiest of patios in Cordoba
The rooftops of Porto
Thatched housing in the north of Madeira
How about a nice place to work?
Wonderfully elaborate Town Hall in Wroclaw
Or to study?
University buildings- Wroclaw wins again!
Starting out at the “smiley” local school
Where would you prefer to worship?
The tiniest of Greek Island churches?
The cathedral in Porto
Or Wroclaw’s Ostrow Tumski- stunningly ornate!
Shopping- as important to some as religion. There’s no lack of choice here either.
Lello’s amazing book store in Porto
A simple shop in the Polish suburbs
Or a trendy new shopping centre in Warsaw
I can’t choose between these bridges. Tradition or modernity. Can you?
The beautiful approach to Cordoba and the incomparable Mesquita
The Infinity Bridge, Stockton-on-Tees
It seems we are only limited by our imagination. That doesn’t seem to be a problem for Jake. I was sold from the very first time I saw the flying dragon logo. Click on it, or any of the links to see his interpretation this week, and maybe join in yourself?
I’ve been amazed already by some of the entries this week: