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Swiss Re is the world’s largest reinsurer. 30 St Mary Axe - at 180 m, Swiss Re's London headquarters is the 6th tallest building in London
Another angle of the stav church at folks museum in Bygdøy Oslo.
Trafalgar Square is a square in central London, England. With its position in the heart of London, it is a tourist attraction; and one of the most famous squares in the United Kingdom and the world. At its centre is Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. Statues and sculptures are on display in the square, including a fourth plinth displaying changing pieces of contemporary art, and it is a site of political demonstrations. The name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars. The original name was to have been "King William the Fourth's Square", but George Ledwell Taylor suggested the name "Trafalgar Square". The northern area of the square had been the site of the King's Mews since the time of Edward I, while the southern end was the original Charing Cross, where the Strand from the City met Whitehall, coming north from Westminster. As the midpoint between these twin cities, Charing Cross is to this day considered the heart of London, from which all distances are measured. In the 1820s the Prince Regent engaged the landscape architect John Nash to redevelop the area. Nash cleared the square as part of his Charing Cross Improvement Scheme. The present architecture of the square is due to Sir Charles Barry and was completed in 1845. Trafalgar Square ranks as the fourth most popular tourist attraction on earth with more than 15 million annual visitors.
A very stylish means of egress
Could'nt really get under it, but it forced me to get a new angle.
30 storey atrium...
The Jami Mosque is the principal mosque of Shahjahanabad, or 'Old Delhi,' the seventh Muslim city on the site of Delhi. The mosque, like the city, was founded by Shah Jahan, and its building was supervised by 'Allami Said Khan and Fazl Khan. It is one of the largest in India; its courtyard measures 91 meters across, and required six years of work by a reported 5,000 masons. It functions as a congregational, Friday (Jami) mosque, and has been an important commercial, and civic center for the city. Shah Jahan called it the Masjid-i-Jahannuma, or the 'World-Displaying Mosque.' The mosque sits at the western edge of a cloistered courtyard built on an outcropping at the center of the city. Steep flights of stairs lead up to the three gates along the other sides of the enclosure. The façade screen of the mosque is faced in red sandstone with extensive white marble trim. It contains eleven arches, the central one being an extremely large iwan. A tall minaret stands at each end of the screen, a composition which would have much influence on subsequent Mughal mosques. Three bulbous white domes cover the mosque, each decorated with thin vertical black stripes. A water tank at the center of the courtyard serves as an ablution pool. The architect was Ustad Ahmad Lahuri was Persian and is most likely the architect for the Red Fort and the Taj Mahal. Sources: Tillotson, G.H.R. 1990. Mughal India. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 52-54. Asher, Catherine. 1992. The New Cambridge History of India: Architecture of Mughal India. Cambridge University Press, 202.
The strong colours of either bright blue or rich orange are a feature of the Santa Catalina Monastery.
Water tower (I believe) which overlooks the grand canyon.
Church left standing in the ghosttown of Bowie.