Architecture is the art of how to waste space

Philip Johnson

 
 

There is a special place in my heart for the architecture of Medieval and Early Modern periods: Gothic buildings with their stained-glass windows, renaissance interiors with its masterly crafted furnishings. I enjoy capturing the aesthetics of architecture with my camera in a way that makes me feel the history and even smell it. One can say that I do not like to live in modern world. I feel attached to the grate and graceful architecture, where thousands of details been put in one monumental structure. These incredibly rich structures amuse me.

Architecture is similar to the music, great complex sonata of arched doorways, curved ceilings, columns, stone statues and many details. The Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said the most beautiful and proper thing about the union of those two: “Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music.” 

 
  The Cape Florida Lighthouse rebuilt in 1846 from the ruins of the original one that was constructed in 1825. The original lighthouse was the scene of bloody battles between the early settlers here and the Seminole Indians. The lighthouse is the oldest building in Miami-Dade County.

 

The Cape Florida Lighthouse rebuilt in 1846 from the ruins of the original one that was constructed in 1825. The original lighthouse was the scene of bloody battles between the early settlers here and the Seminole Indians. The lighthouse is the oldest building in Miami-Dade County.

  Vanderbilt’s 250-room French Renaissance chateau is a true marvel, the largest undertaking in residential architecture. Over a six-year period, an entire community of craftsmen comes together to create America’s premier home and the environmental wonderland that surrounds it. 

 

Vanderbilt’s 250-room French Renaissance chateau is a true marvel, the largest undertaking in residential architecture. Over a six-year period, an entire community of craftsmen comes together to create America’s premier home and the environmental wonderland that surrounds it. 

  The U.S. Capitol (completed in the year 1800) is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. The Capitol is the origin point at which the District's four quadrants meet, and around which the city was laid out.

 

The U.S. Capitol (completed in the year 1800) is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. The Capitol is the origin point at which the District's four quadrants meet, and around which the city was laid out.