I have to confess that I love looking at buildings whenever I'm in a new city. Architecture---the character or style of a building---is just fun to look at. I especially like looking at buildings that are very different from the buildings that I typically see in my hometown.
Some of the neatest buildings in the world can be found in Russia. Colorful round domes are often found on important buildings----like those around the Kremlin and Red Square in the capital city of Moscow.
So imagine my surprise when I walked down the street from the beautiful Marmorkirken and found a building with golden domes! After all, it was the only building in the entire city that had "Russian Looking" domes on top of it.
Learn more about this odd-ball building here:
Can you think of any buildings in the United States that borrow architectural styles from other countries? Think about the United States Capitol building and the Lincoln Memorial. Where did we get the ideas for those important buildings?
Are there any buildings in your town that borrow architectural styles from other countries? What about churches? Libraries? Government buildings?
What is the most interesting building in your town? Why?
Looking forward to your responses!
Bam Bam Bigelow
Image retrieved from http://www.travellersworldwide.com/Images2000/photos-russia/general/russia.jpg on July 7, 2007.