The 20 Most Beautiful Buildings in the World?
Jenny and Brett are thinking about taking a trip next year and I recommended Bangkok as a tremendously interesting and exciting place with a significantly different culture. And I added that it has the most beautiful building I have ever seen. That would be the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew. I decided to think about other nominations which I might make and reached the conclusion that, for my taste, it is the pinnacle.
I would appreciate any inputs. I don’t want to bore you with my photos but I will include a few details. The temple is a complex so it is impossible to get a photo that captures it all unless you were in a balloon.
the main spire
Others on my list of nominations for the most beautiful, without regard to scale or type were:
The Taj Mahal
Haw Pha Bang Temple, Luang Prabang
Siena Town Hall
Stakna Monastery, Ladakh
Prince of Wales Hotel, Alberta
Church of the Savior on Sacred Blood
Wieskirche, near Steingarten, Germany
Todaiji wooden temple, Nara
Sant’Andrea al Quirinale
Sydney Opera House
I am sure some may disagree in a list of some 20 buildings. And there are many magnificent buildings I have not seen but these are all worth a trip.