I was trying to come up with a new long form project ans I ended with three. Last night.
I need some help
Let’s be honest, the US is a little short in nice stone buildings (skipping like the Hopi Pueblo and the ccc buildings..
So, excluding Only modern media (Reign, GoT), tell me about your favorite Stone buildings from reality, fantasy, next door…
I note that I know nothing about non usian history, but that just makes me want more.
Ahem. I’ll see what I can do about an exemplar, and considering the war…..
…..anyone got any teenagers’ opinions….
First one that came to mind: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Runder_Turm_(Andernach)
It has a hole that goes not quite through one of the walls, dating from 1689 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Runder_Turm,_Andernach.jpg
Here’s the Wikipedia site: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_Tower,_Andernach
Porta Nigra, Trier: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porta_Nigra
central train station of Helsinki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helsinki_Central_Station
Do you have any preferred direction of what KIND of stone buildings you’re looking for? Do brick buildings count?
Hah, found another one I’d seen once long ago!
Hotel and wine tavern Römerburg in Boppard: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Boppard_Weinhaus_R%C3%B6merburg.JPG
The building as it is is about a hundred years old, but the rough-hewn looking parts were originally part of a tower of the fortifications when the town was founded as a Roman settlement in the 4th century.
Thank you! Um wide open
Cologne Cathedral https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cologne_Cathedral
The foundations are basalt and the main parts are sandstone, and around the walkways up top the walls are covered in grafitti of tourists writing their names
My sweetie’s a fan of the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.
I’ve never been there, but this photo of one of its gargolyes charmed me:
How about the Goreme open air museum in Turkey, which preserves some of the buildings that are carved into the local tufa — also some of the better-protected interiors have some amazing paintings.
Hearst Castle? https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=hearst%20castle
Mosaic rather than stone, but I am a great fan of Watts Towers: https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=watts%20towers
Boston’s Trinity Church? https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=trinity%20church%20boston
Or the Boston Public Library that faces it? https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=boston%20public%20library
Or for more mundane buildings, Boston brownstones.
Is something like Falling Water sufficiently stone to count? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wrightfallingwater.jpg
More as further ideas wander by.
Lowell city hall: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kzirkel/41740741104/
Canada’s parliment building: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jscott7357/8515463331/
Do you have eras, intended building purposes, …?
As for the why, my best answer is please wait floor a week
One of Somerville’s parks has both a powderhouse, originally built as a windmill: https://flickr.com/photos/cdevers/3504652632/
and a stone house (?) that serves as a function building: https://flickr.com/photos/freeasinspeech/92790265/
A post office turned library in Ontario: https://flickr.com/photos/18378305@N00/48977897796/
The Winchester Public library: https://www.minlib.net/our-libraries/winchester
Most/many of the buildings on the Indiana University campus are made from local limestone and it’s so good looking!
What sort of stone do you want? These are Sydney sandstone.
https://www.armymuseumnsw.com.au/Page1.php You might also want to Google pictures of Victoria Barracks Sydney.
South Australian Granite https://adelaidecitytour.com.au/attractions/parliament-house-adelaide/
I hope these help
Boston’s Commercial Wharf (https://bostonsluxuryproperties.com/list-of-boston-luxury-buildings/commercial-wharf/) is a former warehouse row, now converted to condos.
King’s Chapel in Boston (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Chapel) was built of trimmed down surface granite boulders, as modern granite quarrying techniques didn’t exist yet.
The Harold Washington Library in Chicago (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Washington_Library) is two stories of granite block with brick above that. Despite what it looks like, it was finished in 1991.
Lowell’s main branch library, Pollard Memorial Library (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollard_Memorial_Library) is from 1893, and built of granite.
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beinecke_Rare_Book_%26_Manuscript_Library) is an odd duck: a modern steel-framed building, but strangely windowless. Except every panel is made of comparatively thin (1.25″) marble, which admits light that doesn’t damage the rare books inside.
The Michigan capitol building (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_State_Capitol) is faced in stone, but the underlying structure is brick.
The latest Custom House in Boston (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Custom_House multiple buildings in the article, the latest is the tower) started off an entirely granite building, finished in 1849. The 1913-1915 addition of the tower is faced in stone, but steel structure underneath.
What war? I may be able to find some teenagers’ opinions, but I’m confused about the question. Opinions on stone buildings, a war, or something else?
I’m really pleased that you’ve recovered enough to write, and blog, again!
Petra, Jordan https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/world-heritage/article/petra-jordan (must provide email address to read article) or https://luxeadventuretraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Jdombs-Travels-Petra-12.jpg
The Köln cathedral is quite impressive. Aside from being impressed, I’m the sort of person who, when I visited it ~1990, wondered how they change the light bulbs in the chandelier! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cologne_Cathedral
Also, the Taj Mahal is stone.