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Architecture Around The World: London

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Architecture Around The World: London
With the 2012 Olympics being hosted in London this year, the city is full of hustle and bustle. While many are in London to watch the Olympics, many are also in London to soak in the city's iconic architecture. Like most cities, London has many different architectural styles. Most of London's structures do not date before the Great Fire of 1666. (ABOVE) Much of London's iconic buildings are in the Gothic style. Westminster bridge is a breathtaking structure, it's simple, yet not plain. Big Ben is the perfect example of the Gothic Revival style, having been completed in 1858. (BELOW 1) The Olympic rings look great hanging from the Tower Bridge. The Tower Bridge is in the Victorian Gothic style completed in 1894. The two towers that hold the bridge together are so beautiful architecturally. (BELOW 2) The British Museum is in the Greek Revival style it was completed in 1759. The museum houses approximately eight million objects. The museum's center dome is considered a great architectural achievement. The dome was designed by Sydney Smirk and completed in 1857. (BELOW 3) Originally built in 1889 as a Gentleman's club, the Hyde Park Court, burnt down in 1899 and then reopened to the public in 1902 as the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel. The five-star hotel is in the Edwardian architectural style and has accommodated many of England's iconic stars. (BELOW 4) The modern Millennium Bridge was completed in 2000. The bridge is the perfect example of modern London architecture. From the bridge, you have a perfect view of Saint Paul's Cathedral. The current structure was designed by noted British architect, Christopher Wren in the English Baroque style. What do you think of London's architecture?



At August 2, 2012 at 8:44 AM , Blogger Oh Sunnie Day said...

Gorgeous pics! Makes me want to jet set over to the U.K.




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