Mind Travel: Architecture


“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.”

~Frank Gehry

 

Architecture, Photography, International, Travel

Sydney Opera House

 

Architecture, Photography, International, Travel

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

 

Architecture, Photography, International, Travel

SFMoMa, San Francisco

 

β€œThe responsibility of an architect is to create a sense of order, a sense of place, a sense of relationship.”
~Richard Meier

 

Architecture, Photography, International, Travel

The Getty Museum, Los Angeles

 

Architecture, Photography, International, Travel

Copenhagen Opera House

 

Architecture, Photography, International, Travel

The Flatiron, New York

 

“There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?”

~Zaha Hadid

 

Architecture, Photography, International, Travel

Zaha Hadid, High Line

 

Architecture, Photography, International, Travel

Oslo Opera House

 

“Architecture is not based on concrete and steel and the elements of the soil.

It’s based on wonder.”

~ Daniel Libeskind

 

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123 comments

  1. Great article and some really cool pictures here. The Guggenheim in Bilbao is magnificent!

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  2. I love how these photographs portray each of the buildings as works of art. The Flatiron in NYC is particularly evocative.

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  3. Wow! Thanks for sharing such a set of stunning images. I have re-blogged. Have a great day.

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  4. The pictures look real classy!!! 🀩❀ I love looking at cool buildings. X

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  5. Amazing – thanks for sharing!

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  6. Expertly crafted architectural compositions, hard to pick a fav!

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  7. Quite an impressive collection, Jane. You do get around. πŸ™‚ I’ve seen many images of the Flatiron Building but never from the angle you chose. It’s good to be different. All that architecture shows so much creativity.

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  8. Wow! Every image is wonderful!! Hard to choose but my favourite would be the Sidney Opera house – how the night lighting reveals the great design!

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  9. Great shots! I don’t usually go for black and white shots but they look really good and help the designs stand out!

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  10. For me, that night shot of the Sydney Opera House is stellar. Never thought to photograph it from high in the evening #wishihad. And your Flatiron Building is perfection. I love how you’ve framed it with a tree from Madison Square Park. I used to work in a building at 24th and Madison. And the Zaha Hadid High Line image that had my gasp.

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    • Thank you, Lisa. We were fortunate to get a hotel room looking down on the harbor at Christmas when we were living there. Glad you enjoyed the NY shots- two of my faves. Hope you are doing well- I appreciated your visit here. πŸ™‚

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  11. Love the way you captured the Zaha Hadid High Line.

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  12. I remember the post you did about the Getty – it was great. The evening photo with people on the stairs is beautiful. You have a good feel for architecture. πŸ™‚ The New York photos speak to me the most, for obvious reasons…but beyond sentimentality, your Flatiron Building photo is just fantastic. One of the best I’ve ever seen. The reflection of Hadid’s name in her building is a brilliant touch. The Sydney Opera House and Bilbao Guggenheim are shown to their best advantage.

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  13. A wonderful collection, Jane.

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  14. stunning pictures! Love your work.

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  15. You’ve been places. πŸ™‚

    I remember when the Sydney Opera House opened with great fanfare; I think NBC did a live broadcast of the opening. Of course, it was daytime there and night-time here. It didn’t go over well. I remember my mom said that was a most-boring program considering she liked Julie Andrews, who was part of the performers recruited for the show. Julie didn’t come on until the end of the show.

    Then, I think told you the story of my parents driving towards the Getty during one of their vacations to visit a cousin. Mom asked my dad if they were headed in the right direction. She thought they were headed towards the private residence. The whole estate was open to the public, including the residence. The residence had guided tours. The museum site, I think was still under construction, but they had built a visitor center and had a few exhibits that would be in the museum once it was completed.

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    • Hi David, Seeing these makes me glad we got a lot of travel in…who knows when we will be comfortable again. I love the memories that you’ve shared- amazing that you remember the Julie Andrews appearance! And what a great memory of the Getty Villa. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  16. Gorgeous photos! I especially love your black and whites!

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  17. Beautiful series Jane, a lot of travelling involved! I love how you’ve framed the Flatiron and the Getty Museum. Wonderful reflections depicted in the Oslo Opera House and I really like the inclusion of the photographer in the centre of the frame.

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  18. Wonderful photographs, and it was a delight to take this armchair trip! Each is striking, but the building here that I find most exciting, always have, is the Flatiron. One day, maybe, I’ll see it up close.
    Thanks, Jane!

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  19. Beautiful photographs of beautiful architecture … NICE! The Flatiron shot is my favorite. I like how you framed the highlight on the building with the tree!

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  20. Such wonderful examples of outstanding architecture, Jane. 😍

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  21. Nice collection of architectural shots. I love all of them; such beautiful architecture. (Suzanne)

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  22. Wonderful examples, Jane. While not a huge fan of modern architecture, I do love the Getty! Like Howard Roark in The Fountainhead, when one marries the design with the landscape, wonderful things evolve.

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  23. Fine set; and good to show some architecture! πŸ™‚

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  24. Each and every one a gem! I was absolutely delighted to see the Oslo opera house in such excellent company. I have seen only two of these magnificent buildings and enjoyed looking through your lens.

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  25. Fine examples of amazing architecture!

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  26. Beautiful. I’m travelling with you.

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  27. Wow. Beautiful architecture, but even more beautiful photos. Great job πŸ™‚

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  28. Loved this tour of β€œ wonder” this morning… thank you

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  29. Stunning photos of buildings to drool over.

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  30. Gorgeous photos of fabulous buildings

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  31. Jane, those images are just superb, thank you for taking us readers on your virtual tours. Especially I love architecture images. Stay safe and happy, creating wonderful posts.

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  32. Magnificent photos Jane. Especially Sydney Opera House!
    Alison

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  33. Gorgeous, Jane. Thank you for taking us to places that we can only dream of visiting right now.

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  34. The places you’ve been. And admired. Well.

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  35. A lovely well-rounded tour of some of the best bits of architecture. The Copenhagen Opera House is like a shining invitation when lit up like that. They’re all so unique… whoever dreamed up the Flatiron? Can you imagine living in it?

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  36. Such amazing architecture…humans can be so creative…thanks for reminding us Jane ~ smiles Hedy ☺️

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  37. The clouds make a good complement in the Bilbao picture.

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  38. Wonderful take on the Flat Iron Building Jane.

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  39. Landmark architectural gems captured with panache! I had the same thought today with some London interiors. Good to be able to look back at times like these.

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  40. Great pictures of wonderful architecture.

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  41. hi jane, wonderful and interesting selection of photographs that you present here. i like it very much.
    best regards robert

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  42. What a fantastic tribute to the marvels of architecture, Jane. A spirited tour of the world, too. Quotes were a lovely touch. And your photos, as always, are impeccable.

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  43. Sydney Opera House is like a beacon, Jane πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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