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Background imageArchitectural Collection: Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion, Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion, Acropolis, Athens, Greece
The Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion on the Acropolis at Athens, Greece Date: circa 1930s

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Paris Gargoyle

Paris Gargoyle
Black Peter the stone gargoyle of Notre Dame is 250ft above the ground. All Parisienne children know he watches out for naughty children

Background imageArchitectural Collection: St Pauls Cathedral - Section through Wrens Dome

St Pauls Cathedral - Section through Wrens Dome
A section drawing through the dome of St Pauls Cathedral, the architectural masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren. The inner brick dome stands 218 ft from the floor of the cathedral

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Classical Orders

Classical Orders
Columns, capitals and entablatures of the classical orders of architecture: Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Cumbernauld New Town, Scotland - Carbrain

Cumbernauld New Town, Scotland - Carbrain
Cumbernauld New Town, North Lanarkshire, Scotland - Carbrain. Cumbernauld is the clearest example of a modernist new town vision in the UK. Date: circa 1969

Background imageArchitectural Collection: The Salisbury Hotel pub, Green Lanes, Harringay, London

The Salisbury Hotel pub, Green Lanes, Harringay, London
The Salisbury Hotel, a Grade II listed pub on Grand Parade - at the junction of St. Anns Road / Green Lanes, Harringay, London - built by the prolific Scottish builder J C Hill

Background imageArchitectural Collection: England. London. The Crystal Palace by Joseph Paxton. Great

England. London. The Crystal Palace by Joseph Paxton. Great
The Crystal Palace. Cast-iron and plate-glass building originally erected in Hyde Park, London for Great Exhibition of 1851. Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton (1803-1865). Victoria and Albert Museum

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Victoria and Albert Museum, London - Aston Webb Front

Victoria and Albert Museum, London - Aston Webb Front - the final modified design - opened in 1909. Date: 1903

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Mitchells Corn Palace, Mitchell, South Dakota, USA

Mitchells Corn Palace, Mitchell, South Dakota, USA
Mitchells Corn Palace, The Worlds Only Corn Palace at Mitchell, South Dakota, USA. The card notes that this building is redecorated annually at a cost of $10

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Turkey. Istanbul. Topkapi Palace. Detail of glazed pottery

Turkey. Istanbul. Topkapi Palace. Detail of glazed pottery that decorates the walls, made by potters of Iznik

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Sparrowes House, or The Ancient House, Ipswich, Suffolk

Sparrowes House, or The Ancient House, Ipswich, Suffolk, is an architectural gem, built in 1567 by George Copping. It has four oriel windows and even the gabled windows have cupids Date: circa 1901

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Senate House (University of London) from Store Street

Senate House (University of London) from Store Street. Date: 1938

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Bristol - University - Wills Memorial Building

Bristol - University - Wills Memorial Building designed by Sir George Oatley in memory of Henry Overton Wills III (of Wills Cigarettes). Date: 1936

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Station In London - Euston

Station In London - Euston
Euston- Station, London serving the London and North-Western Railway. The Euston Arch, built in 1837, was the original entrance to the station, facing onto Drummond Street. It was demolished in 1961

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Elephant and Castle

Elephant and Castle
The Elephant and Castle shopping centre. Later deemed by many to be yet another ugly example of post World War Two architectural modernism

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Ananas comosus, pineapple

Ananas comosus, pineapple
A photograph of the detail from one of the decorative ceiling panels from the roof of the Natural History Museums Central Hall. Showing Ananas comosus, pineapple

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Tudor Chimneys

Tudor Chimneys
Some fine Tudor chimneys at Bramhall Hall, Cheshire, England

Background imageArchitectural Collection: A Modern Shopping Precinct - Nicholsons Walk, Maidenhead, Berkshire Date: circa

A Modern Shopping Precinct - Nicholsons Walk, Maidenhead, Berkshire Date: circa 1980s

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Acropolis and Temple of Jupiter Olympus, Athens, Greece

Acropolis and Temple of Jupiter Olympus, Athens, Greece
19th century vintage photograph - Acropolis and Temple of Jupiter Olympus [Olympieion, ] Athens, Greece, c.1880

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Architectural plans of Borley Rectory

Architectural plans of Borley Rectory. By Sidney Glanville. Scale of plans is 1 foot to 1/4. Ground floor Date: 1937

Background imageArchitectural Collection: France. Paris. Notre Dame. Rose window

France. Paris. Notre Dame. Rose window

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Pyrus cydonia, quince

Pyrus cydonia, quince
A photograph of one of the decorative ceiling panels from the roof of the Natural History Museums Central Hall. Showing Pyrus Cydonia, quince

Background imageArchitectural Collection: A Sectional Drawing of The Empress Club, 13 Berkeley Street

A Sectional Drawing of The Empress Club, 13 Berkeley Street
A Sectional Drawing through the extensive premises of The Empress Club, sitting between Dover Street and 13 Berkeley Street, W1, London

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Bierling Kuno Holzschnitzerei, Oberammergau

Bierling Kuno Holzschnitzerei, Oberammergau
The Bierling Kuno Holzschnitzerei Andenken at Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany. Oberammergau is also famous for its Luftlmalerei

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Residence of William H. Clarke - Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Residence of William H. Clarke - Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Residence of William H. Clarke and the Valley from Ice Glen Mountain - Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA. Villa Virginia - one of the last Berkshire Cottages to be built in the Mediterranean Revival

Background imageArchitectural Collection: University of London - Plans of the new buildings - Holden

University of London - Plans of the new buildings - Holden
University of London - Drawing based on the plans for the new buildings by Architect Charles Holden (1875-1960). Date: circa 1930

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Adobe House - Mexico - Bake Ovens and Mules

Adobe House - Mexico - Bake Ovens and Mules
A rather smart Georgian style sash window rather remarkably set into the wall of an Mexican Adobe mud brick house with a pair of bake ovens (and a pair of mules) in front. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Italy. Rome. Pons Fabricius. 62 BC

Italy. Rome. Pons Fabricius. 62 BC
Italy. Rome. Pons Fabricius. Built in 62 BC by Lucius Fabricius. Tiber Island

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Side door of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, Genoa, Italy

Side door of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, Genoa, Italy
The side door of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, Genoa, Italy Date: 1927

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Coral Gallery c. 1895

Coral Gallery c. 1895
Photograph of coral display cases by Anthony Gepp. The Coral Gallery opened in 1881 in the West Wing of the Waterhouse Building. Date: 1881

Background imageArchitectural Collection: St. Mary Redcliffe

St. Mary Redcliffe
The church of St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, was founded in 1292 by Simon de Burton. In 1446 the spire was struck by lightning, causing considerable damage. Date: 1950s

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Charnock Richard Services, M6 Motorway

Charnock Richard Services, M6 Motorway
Charnock Richard Services (Fortes) - a motorway service station, between Junctions 27 and 28 of the M6 in England, which opened in 1963. Pictures here shortly after opening. Date: circa 1963

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Croatia - Pula - The Roman Amphitheatre. The Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre

Croatia - Pula - The Roman Amphitheatre. The Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers and with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Bayeux, Normandy, France - 14th century wooden house

Bayeux, Normandy, France - 14th century wooden house (Maison de Bois) on La Rue des Cuisiniers. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageArchitectural Collection: The Main Gate - Tangiers, Morocco

The Main Gate - Tangiers, Morocco. Close to the Grand Socco (large outdoor vegetable market - souk). Date: circa 1930s

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Merchants Street, Colmar, Alsace, France

Merchants Street, Colmar, Alsace, France - view from the steps of the ancient Custom House circa 1910s

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Lympstone, Exmouth, Devon - A La Ronde - 16-sided house

Lympstone, Exmouth, Devon - A La Ronde - 16-sided house
Exmouth, Devon - A La Ronde - an 18th-century 16-sided house located near Lympstone, Exmouth, Devon, England - built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Romania - Curtea de Arges Monastery

Romania - Curtea de Arges Monastery
The Cathedral of Curtea de Arges - a Romanian Orthodox cathedral in Curtea de ArgeE, Romania. It is located on the grounds of the Curtea de Arges Monastery Date: circa 1920s

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Niches Classical Orders

Niches Classical Orders
Niches and pediments of the Greek and Roman classical orders of architecture : Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite. Date: Circa 1760

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Portmeirion - Mermaid Cottage

Portmeirion - Mermaid Cottage
The village of Portmeirion, Gwynedd - Mermaid Cottage. Sir Clough Williams-Ellis designed and constructed the village between 1925 and 1975

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Firenze, Italy, c. 1890

Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Firenze, Italy, c. 1890
19th century vintage photograph - portico of the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Firenze, Italy, c.1890

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester

Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageArchitectural Collection: St Columbas, Pont Street, London - Lennox Gardens entrance

St Columbas, Pont Street, London - Lennox Gardens entrance
St Columba s, Pont Street, London - Lennox Gardens entrance - the church was dedicated on 4th December 1955 - architect Sir Edward Maufe, R.A. Date: circa 1956

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Basilica Cistern. 6th century. Istanbul. Turkey

Basilica Cistern. 6th century. Istanbul. Turkey
Turkey. Istanbul. Basilica Cistern. 6th century. Erected during the reign of Justinian I. Interior

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Athens. Panoramic view of the Acropolis. Parthenon

Athens. Panoramic view of the Acropolis. Parthenon. Attica. Central Greece

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Athens. Panoramic view of the Acropolis at night

Athens. Panoramic view of the Acropolis at night. Attica. Central Greece

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Columns / Classical

Columns / Classical
Classical Greek orders

Background imageArchitectural Collection: Geological Gallery Natural History Museum 1892

Geological Gallery Natural History Museum 1892
Photograph of the Geological Gallery, with American mastodon in the foreground. July 1892. Archive ref: PH/173/243 Date: 1892



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