Undoubtedly this is a beautiful church, with its decorative facade, semi-symmetrical style, and stunning clock tower. The Romanesque style dominates the overall structure of the church but it does have some Gothic elements as well. The church seems to have a perfect balance on how long and wide it is as it gives plenty of room for a large audience, art, and an overall beautiful interior. Once entering the church, it feels as if the church grew ten times larger and the color of the walls, the light coming from the large windows, the overall interior leaves the person in
The architectural influence of El Paso High School was from Classical structures such as the Maison Carrée from Nîmes, France (ca. 1-10 AD) as well as the Pantheon in Rome, Italy (ca. 118-128 AD). El Paso High School’s east façade and the Maison Carée each have a podium with Corinthian volutes, frieze, pediment, dentils and a hexastyle portico, which in this case is a covered area supported by six different columns (Photo 5). The differences between these two structures is that El Paso High School’s east façade is enclosed on both of the far ends and only has one engaged column on either side, while the Maison Carée’s façade has an open-ended side which is supported by multiple columns. The Maison Carée also sports a pseudoperipteral façade that runs around the building and El Paso High does not sport this same feature. El Paso High School has a few engaged-columns in certain areas around the school although they are not a highly important feature, I think.
Every day, thousands of Iowa State University students walk past what has become one of the University’s most iconic buildings, Catt Hall. With its older style of architecture and design, most people would agree that it is more visually appealing than most of the buildings at Iowa State. This building also has a lot of history behind it. From its multiple name changes and landscaping additions, to all of the different services it has provided for the University over the years, and how it is a symbol of women’s history, Catt Hall has become an essential part of Iowa State and really set itself apart from the other buildings on Iowa State’s campus.
The Second Empire architecture that inspired this building reflects the popularity of the French designs during the reign of Napoleon III. As one beholds the exterior of the courthouse from top to bottom, it displays the distinctly cut angles of native limestone along with the craftsmanship of ornamental features. The building soars upward three stories, where it is topped with a clock and bell tower,
The Courthouse can be identified in the middle left hand side; on the middle right hand side is an orb of light, which most likely can be determined as the moon. This building is very tall with a trapezoid-like roof and a dome tower on top. The tower is lit up with lights and has another, smaller tower with a flag pole on the top.
The outside of the church is very humble in appearance. It doesn’t look like a place of worship at all from the outside, but the statue of Shinran Shonin in the front makes the building seem particularly important as you pass by. As we ascended the stairs, there was a small garden of flowers surrounding the Shinran Statue, which survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. There was a hand painted sign that said “Autumn Festival” hanging from the front fence. The foundation of the church is slightly elevated as well.
Florida State University’s Dodd Hall an elaborate example of Gothic Revival architecture. Dodd Hall is a representative significant piece of Florida State University’s historic fabric and academic history. The university’s rich history is illustrated in its construction from its main entrance to its series of custom stained glass windows in the Werkmeister Humanities Reading Room. Architectural influences of French Gothic period help to strengthen both the structure’s interior and exterior architectural integrity.
The photograph enveloped me into a brief essence of sanctity in behalf of the articles surrounding the church. The placement of everything in the picture seemed so perfect that I believed it had to have been artificial. The clouds draw the eye toward the tip of the spire where a cross sits, the building is standing on the highest elevation of earth—as if to reach the heavens, and all the more, the two largest
Thomas D. Mears had this structure built in 1859 on the former site of Governor Benjamin Smith’s summer home which was demolished to accommodate this new building. The H-shaped layout has the two long sides sitting parallel to Bay Street. An entry lobby separates two large parlors on the side and opens into a room with a circular opening in the ceiling to allow for a chandelier to extend downward from the second story. The two front parlors show the influence of Italianate architecture with plaster cornice, robust moulding and fine mantels.
What is that strange orange brick building? Why should I care about that? That striking orange, brick building is the Guardian Building of downtown Detroit. When deciding to go to a historical site in the city, I was drawn in by the history of the place. I am relatively new to the city and when I heard about this place, I knew that’s where I wanted to go. When our group traveled together to the site, it became apparent why this building is not only important to Detroit, but to all cities. The Guardian Building was not only a great fixture of the past, but it is a leading example of the efforts to bring a city back to greatness.
The Middle Ages, also known as the Medieval era, though scarred with a history of violence and war, has given the world some of the most marvelous and beautiful pieces of art, particularly in architecture. The Middle Ages is the name given to the time period from the late 5th century to the 15th century, particular to European history. The construction of these types of buildings was a constant for various cultures for a thousand years. They can be categorized into three phases; Pre-Romanesque, Romanesque and Gothic. The most important buildings during medieval times were religious, defensive and governmental or power related.
The corner stone on the front of this church indicates the principal building of Red Star was laid in the fifties?
This mountainous structure is seen from about every point of Paris and beyond. From the front, you can see two towers jutting out of an ordinary street. The Cathedral also features large stained glass windows, that are one of the most beautiful features of the structures. From the side, you can see the long body of the Cathedral and the spire sticking out of the top. It is somewhat overwhelming being within feet of the structure, because of the immense height and width of the church. Looking at the back, one can clearly see the dome-like structures attaching to the organ room. From the outside, you can clearly see the sculptures depicting the scenes from the Catholic religion. The cathedral is gigantic, but it is easy to process all the sections because of the distinct styles of architecture. From an