Category: Architectural Images

  • Street. Lamp.

    Street. Lamp.

    This shot was taken in Lisbon a few years ago. I think I’ve been slightly obsessed with street lamps for a while now – I should probably do something about that.

  • The Union Building

    The Union Building

    Built in that distinctive Art Deco style, this building started life in the early 1930s as a hotel. Nowadays it functions as an (admittedly cool looking) office block.

  • Golden Walls

    Golden Walls

    If you stand in just the right place, at just the right time you can see these beautiful golden walls lit up by the early morning sun in the city of Bucharest. That should also translate as: I don’t know where I was, but it was very pleasant.

  • Turret Shadows

    Turret Shadows

    I liked the way the light and shadow worked on these turrets, and by converting it from colour to monochrome, I hope it has picked up something of a hand drawn, almost pencil on paper feel… that’s the plan anyway. This is my last shot of the turrets that sit on top of the church…

  • The Church of St Nicholas

    The Church of St Nicholas

    It took four years to build this very intricate church in the heart of Bucharest, Romania. Work completed in 1909. The church was sanctified on November 25th. However, it took damage during the first world war, and was repaired again by 1921.

  • One Golden Turret

    One Golden Turret

    This is one of the turrets atop St Nicholas Orthodox church, in Bucharest.

  • Light Beyond The Gate

    Light Beyond The Gate

    I found this ornate metal gate whilst exploring the city of Bucharest. The early morning, golden light threw the gate itself into silhouette as it lit up the building behind.

  • Is that Gringotts?

    Is that Gringotts?

    This building, the CEC Palace in Old Town, Bucharest is the site of the first bank in Romania. Looks a lot like the wizarding bank, Gringotts, to me.

  • The Top of the Bank

    The Top of the Bank

    Taking three years to build, the CEC Palace (of which this shot shows just the very top of the tallest dome) is home to the very first bank opened in Romania. We will see more of this great building tomorrow.