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Des édifices qui inspirent

Soumis le Tue, 05-August-2014

European cities have every conceivable architectural styles. Often these styles coexist next to each other and agree perfectly, making these most beautiful cities even than the sum of each of their elements. Government buildings, centuries old, stand regally next to museums and libraries stylish and modern, creating an incredible juxtaposition just waiting to be immortalized by the camera. Ancient castles of San Marino with grandiose cathedrals of Lithuania, these distinctive buildings designed by famous European architects are sure to inspire you.  Look for Art Nouveau architecture Throughout Belgium

Scandinavia offers some of the best examples of contemporary architecture. Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, is particularly renowned for its contemporary buildings. Visit the amazing Royal Theatre erected on the Langelinie promenade along the water. Sip a coffee or cocktail in his coffee while you admire the views of the water, or take in a play or a world class comedy in one of its three theaters.  

Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark is Unlike Any Other

Romanesque architecture abounds in churches and dependencies, and prevails in much of Europe. Discover superb examples of this style in cathedrals and monasteries of Spain and Central Europe, but also in the beautiful castles of France. Many offer guided tours that are as entertaining than educational. In  Spain, follow the path of pilgrims and discover less frequented churches in small rural towns, or venture into one of the famous Romanesque churches like the Cathedral of St. Jacques de Compostela in Galicia.
Romanesque architecture can be found are churches Throughout Europe

Brussels, capital of Belgium, is also considered the capital of Art Nouveau  or Jugendstil. Characterized by beautiful rounded corners and sleek curves, Art Nouveau structures abound throughout Brussels. The walking tours are many and there is also a museum dedicated to Victor Horta, one of the founders of this style so distinctive.

Totalitarianism is a fascinating style of architecture and urbanism often found in Eastern European countries that were once Communist. A striking example is the Freedom Square in Bratislava, Slovakia (the webpage is not available in French). The cultural implications of the nature of totalitarianism are mainly policies and totalitarian buildings were designed to be impressive and imposing, and serve as a reminder of who really had the power. The growing popularity of tours makes these more accessible structures, and even inspiring, for lovers of design worldwide.