A garden room in Shiraz, Iran by 2slo7

The Great Mosque of Algiers, Algeria
الجامع الكبير‎
Jemaa Kebir
Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain
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Pillared hallway leading to Amba Vilas
Paris, France | by lucie777


Library Porn

Admont Abbey Library, Austria

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Szeged Synagogue, Hungary
Royal Alcazars of Sevilla
Seville, Spain | by mbell1975


Photographer Franck Bohbot captures the classic movie palaces of southern California [x]

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The Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia. {x}

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Magic Carpets, Casablanca’s Sacre Coeur Church | Morocco (by Miguel Chevalier)

‘Magic Carpets 2014′ by French artist Miguel Chevalier is an interactive light display spread out across the floor of the former Sacré Coeur church in Casablanca, Morocco. Covering it with a huge layer of light, the work references the world of biology, microorganisms, and cellular automata – as cells have the ability to multiply in abundance, divide and merge at different paces. pieces come together, fall apart and transform in shape at rapid speeds. the displayed organic universe mingles with a digital construction of overlapping pixels.

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statues-and-monumentsChapel by add1sun Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark

Schloss Eggenberg,  Planetary RoomBuilt post-1625 by north Italian architect and artist Pietro de Pomis as a residence for imperial governor Hans Ulrich von Eggenberg (1568-1634), Eggenberg Palace (Graz, Austria) was intended as a political statement. The house was designed as a huge allegory, a symbolic representation of the universe, where the erudite client set out his notion of an ideal world in an age of chaos and disintegration. 
Crucial for the status of Schloss Eggenberg as a large-scale work of art is a series of 24 state rooms centered on the large Planetary Room. The interiors are Baroque and Rococo, largely unchanged since the 18th century. The most notable feature is a series of over 500 17th-century ceiling paintings, forming a complex pictorial synthesis, eloquent of the early Baroque view of the world. 

Passauer Dom St. Stephan // 1.2014
Opaque  by  andbamnan