Gdansk – ul Mariacka

The above picture was taken in Gdansk today, 6th August 2018. The houses are beautiful with drain pipes, gargoyles, and windows. It’s hard to believe that this entire street and almost all of the old town of Gdansk was rebuilt after WWII based on drawings, paintings, and documents.

10 of the best eccentric attractions in Europe: readers’ travel tips

Weird wonders, including a prowl around Amsterdam’s cat museum, a truly deep Transylvanian theme park and ‘Stalin’s World’ in Lithuania, have made readers embrace the quirky. Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia Travels through HistoryContinue reading “10 of the best eccentric attractions in Europe: readers’ travel tips”

Megastructures: seven wonders of the modern world near completion

From Britain to the Middle East and China, engineers and architects are pushing the boundaries of possibility as they strive to create the biggest and the best

World Architecture Festival 2015 ‘building of the year’ and other winners – in pictures

A ‘horizontal’ residential development in Singapore takes the top prize at the 2015 World Architecture Festival

The London that might have been – in pictures

From Nelson’s Globe to a tower that dwarfs Big Ben and a landing strip on Park Lane, here are 300 years of designs for London that, if built, would have changed the city for ever

Eco-friendly architecture in the Alps hits new heights

Attitudes to Alpine wilderness have changed in the 150 years since the Matterhorn was first climbed: these cutting-edge new buildings treat the mountains gently, while still looking great

22 Bishopsgate – and the steroidal towers set to ruin London’s skyline

Twice as big as the buildings already there, the latest addition to London’s square mile will dwarf its predecessors, block out all the light … and cost £1.5bn. But it’s not even the biggest skyscraper in the works

Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower: how much higher can skyscrapers go? A history of cities in 50 buildings,

A monumental tower in Saudi Arabia that, when finished in 2018, will become the world’s first kilometre-high skyscraper.