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Architectural Marvel!

 

I can’t help but marvel at the creative talents the architects and sculptors around the world had since ancient times. The intricate carvings, alluring beauty, the exquisite craftsmanship, the fine detailing of these structures is truly mesmerizing. Each building, temple, church, synagogue or monument of the days of yore has a story to tell. The technical know how, wisdom and vision of the workers is awe inspiring. All this was done centuries before the advent of “google” and technology.

Today, we have tall skyscrapers, but they are no match to the aesthetic beauty of those ancient structures. Each part of the world has many appealing monuments to be proud of.  Taj Mahal, The Pyramids of Egypt, The great wall of China, The Colosseum, Angkor Wat and many more all across the globe. I bow down to all those great unknown workers and sculptors who gifted the world such fine works of art, unparalleled till date.

I am sharing with you a few pictures of the opulent Grand Palace in Bangkok, which is a perfect example of the majestic and stunning architecture!

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Which architectural marvel of the world has impressed you the most?

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60 comments on “Architectural Marvel!

  1. Henrietta Watson
    May 24, 2017

    A very good post. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Kunal Thakore
    May 24, 2017

    In answer to your question, there are quite a few, but more than the Taj (which I think is overrated), the forts in Rajasthan never cease to amaze me. The fact that such solid and spectacular monuments could be built in the desert and without modern technology or transport/infrastructure, is a stupendous achievement.

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 24, 2017

      Unfortunately have traveled to so many places in India and abroad but somehow have missed out on Rajasthan. Surely on the top of my must visit places.But I have seen the pictures of it’s forts and palaces on TV. They are simply spectacular! The planning and detailing that had gone into constructing those monuments is mind boggling…….and like you said in the trecherous sandy terrains, hundreds of years ago!!!!

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  3. thehuntandpeckblog
    May 24, 2017

    Great pics Radhika. Informative too. Thanks

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  4. Ester
    May 24, 2017

    Wonderful!

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  5. Thewellness.blog
    May 24, 2017

    Lovely pics. For the eye which can decipher the intricacies and history of the construct, there is a world of information that can be literally re-visited and re-lived.

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 24, 2017

      Absolutely! Each wall had a story to tell with it’s intricate carvings, vibrant colours and artistic paintings!

      Like

  6. Kim Richardson
    May 24, 2017

    Great post, Radhika! I share that sense of wonder over amazing architecture. It’s incredible what we humans can invent. This post actually reminded me of a documentary series that I found fascinating, it was called Engineering an Empire and it looked at the incredible feats of engineering by ancient builders right up to more “recent” civilisations.

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 24, 2017

      Thank you Kim! Each of the ancient structure you picture, reflects a great creative, scientific and brilliant mind at work. It’s amazing how those structures are standing tall today, facing the vagaries of time and weather, each with a unique story to tell!

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  7. Megala
    May 24, 2017

    Fantastic!
    I always wonder how Egyptian pyramids were built!

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  8. swalia
    May 24, 2017

    Beautiful pics!

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  9. boundlessblessingsblog
    May 24, 2017

    Splendid palace and I too have seen it when I had travelled to Bangkok. What architecture and what brains those days, Radhika. You described it so well. Loved the pictures.

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  10. Abhay
    May 24, 2017

    Lovely post Radhika ji…

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  11. Geraint Isitt
    May 24, 2017

    Great photos. The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka was pretty darn inspiring. Some great curves and images there

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 24, 2017

      Lovely! In many Asian temples one can find a great number of images of gods and goddesses in various mudras (poses) in it’s structure!

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      • Geraint Isitt
        May 24, 2017

        Oh yeah. At Dambulla, the Buddha is in many poses as well

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  12. facetsandgamuts
    May 24, 2017

    A piece of history for our eyes to feast on!Great pics👍

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  13. Flashing Thought
    May 24, 2017

    Looking at the marvels you have shared……words fail what the mind wants to say.

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  14. kittysverses
    May 24, 2017

    All this was done centuries before the advent of “google” and technology :- Very well said,Mam. I was actually a bit sad that I didn’t get to read your posts these many days. Happy to read your post again. 🙂

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  15. daneelyunus
    May 24, 2017

    Beautiful pics Radhika

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  16. PriyaPandian
    May 24, 2017

    Ancient ones are always the best. Wonderful pictures dear👍

    Liked by 1 person

  17. simpledimple
    May 24, 2017

    Stunning photos indeed. These are the iconic and great sculptures of arts. Thanks for sharing them, Radhika. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  18. SHRADHA099
    May 24, 2017

    Wow! Wonderful Pictures.. 🙂

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  19. Our own Tajmahal impresses me whenever I see it. I was impressed with Duomo at Milan, Italy too.

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 24, 2017

      I guess every country has a few monuments they can be proud of!! Thanks Vanshasth for your thoughts!

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      • Very true… Almost every country has something to be proud of. हर प्रान्त और देश की कोई न कोई खास इमारत, व्यंजन या परिधान होता है जो विशिष्ट होता है ।

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      • radhikasreflection
        May 24, 2017

        Bilkul sahi kaha aapne!

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  20. Sumith
    May 26, 2017

    Very informative post! Really enjoyed the read!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. DeepikasRamblings
    May 26, 2017

    Wonderful architecture of buildings standing tall and a witness to centuries before us and centuries after us..
    Well captured pictures and words, radhika 👌

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Giri Kumar
    May 27, 2017

    Wonderful constructions

    Liked by 1 person

  23. thewritewomanblog
    May 28, 2017

    Wonderful picture, Tadhika, must look even magical in reality.
    Never been to any of the heritage sites that the world boasts of but it is the pyramids that intrigue me. I wish to travel to Egypt some day and stand before those tall pyramids of Giza.
    India also boasts of many temples and architectural marvels, some still remain unexplained by the modern architects. May be we, the present generation, are overestimating our abilities as there were a generation of humans far superior than us.

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 28, 2017

      Yes, Pranitha. The palace is a majestic sight to witness.
      Absolutely agree with you. The creative intellect and foresight of their generation is definitely superior to the present lot. They had no technological aids to help them. The structures they have erected all across the globe are simply spectacular!!

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  24. Sifar
    May 28, 2017

    Indeed impressive!! Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

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