Architecture, A Love Affair
August 8, 2012
We’re sightseeing today in a mystery city, and I’m so excited to be exploring the architecture here. Summer is the height of travel season, and in years past we would forego a faraway vacation – not this year! One of my good blog friends toured Spain recently and his pictures of Barcelona took me back to our travels there many years ago. No doubt since we’re all watching the Summer Olympics, you’re admiring the modern structures built for the event in London.
I’ve had a long time love affair with grand architecture. We used to travel abroad a lot before the babies were born, once I even I climbed all the stairs to the top of the cupola above St. Peters in Rome (while six months pregnant!) and the stairs to the Eiffel Tower too. Earlier this week, we took the kids to another famous monument and they loved it! They’ve got their father’s climbing syndrome, he’s always looking up and asking “How fast can we get to the top?” :)
We try to grab a souvenir of monuments, some are small, others are art prints still in tubes waiting to be framed someday. We’ve seen some iconic structures over the last 15+ years, my favorites include La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Il Duomo in Florence, and the Coliseum in Rome.
Photo series via Third Floor Design on Etsy
The two l want to see in my lifetime are the Parthenon in Athens and the Taj Mahal.
watercolor by Bohemian Habitats
Today I thought I’d feature a few architectural watercolor prints and city views found on Etsy – be sure to check out the shop portfolios, they have a lot more to see!
Flatiron, NYC by Ilker Cocahan
Golden Gate by Sketchaway
Spring in Paris by Melanie Pruitt
Cinque Terre – Watercolor by Muren
Big Ben by Jessica Illustration
Venice by The Painted Postcard
US Capitol by Fiona Miller
What’s your favorite landmark building, church, or monument you’ve seen in your travels? Is there one you dream of witnessing in your lifetime too? I’d love to hear it!