Monday, October 17, 2011

Beautiful Architecture!

I guess I have always been interested in architecture. My Dad was a residential builder and I work for a commercial construction company. I saw some really beautiful examples of architecture today on I love that site!!!! Most of these architectural photos are things that were built a long time ago, you just don't see much new detail like these lovelies. I thought I would share these beauties with you!

This is the staircase at the Bristol Palace in Genoa, Italy-just a masterpiece!!

This cathedral top window is just beautiful!

I get dizzy looking at this staircase, but can imagine building it!!

Columns have always been one of my loves! This one doesn't disappoint.

I love old world doors. The carving on this door must have taken months if not a year to do by hand.

Wouldn't a bride look lovely floating down this staircase to her groom! Love the leaf color too!

Most people don't take time to look at door knobs and door knob plates, but this one is just exquisite.

There are alot of staircases in Charleston like this. I have one hanging in my office-just so graceful.

Well that is it for today! Hope you enjoyed these beauties!!


Mary said...

Stunning places. So much work must have gone into many of them, sadly craftsmen aren't taught to do this type of work much anymore, and of course the cost would be prohibitive for most of us anyway!

Must admit my brick front steps look quite simple and a bit sad after these!

Hugs - Mary

Donna said...

So much lovliness!

Darlene said...

I love these especially that winding one. I'd love one of those. Hope you're having a wonderful day Sherri.

Low Tide High Style said...

Such gorgeous examples of architecture! I tried to snap as many pictures as I could of the architecture we saw on our trip, I just love all of the craftsmanship!

Kat :)

P.S. I hope you get your dream of not working full time so that you can create all of the lovely things in your latest post!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!