Architecture in B&W

“Architecture begins where Engineering ends” … Walter Gropius said this and the debate still continues between both disciplines. But, as an architect when one travels the world visiting different cities and ancient buildings, one cannot help but wonder that the best of both disciplines would have gone into the making of these landmark structures. The debate I will reserve for another blog post, and this I will restrict to love of architecture, travel and photography. Big cities and landmark buildings still give me a high like none other I have experienced.

Taking a step forward I have showcased a handful of my recent pictures from my travels … all in Black & White.

The "Blue City" of Jodhpur ... founded in 1459 & named after Rao Jodha of Mandore.

The “Blue City” of Jodhpur as seen from the canon mounted at Mehrangarh fort … founded in 1459 & named after Rao Jodha of Mandore.

The Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan ... also know as the "Windy City" ... you can see the Sears (now Willis) Tower standing tall on the left side.

The Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan … also know as the “Windy City” … you can see the Sears (now Willis) Tower standing tall on the left side.

 

The famous Chicago loop ... negotiating it is a work of art.

The famous Chicago loop … negotiating it is a work of art.

Downtown Chicago at Night with the mist settling in.

Downtown Chicago at Night with the mist settling in.

The stairwell in Mehrangarh fort, Jodhpur

The stairwell in Mehrangarh fort, Jodhpur

The Taj Mahal in all its glory!!!

The Taj Mahal in all its glory!!!

Stanford University Entrance ... California.

Stanford University Entrance, California … the lines and angles are perfect!

The gates to knowledge ... Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston

The gates to knowledge … Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston

San Francisco Skyline from the Bay bridge ... a work of art.

San Francisco Skyline from the Bay bridge … a work of art.

Port Louis ... the capital city of the Island of Mauritius.

Port Louis … the capital city of the Island of Mauritius.

Hong Kong by the night!!!

Hong Kong by the night!!!

The Flatiron Building "originally the Fuller Building, New York was built in 1902.

The Flatiron Building “originally the Fuller Building, New York was built in 1902.

The Landmark Golden Gate suspension bridge in San Francisco, built in 1937.

The Landmark Golden Gate suspension bridge in San Francisco, built in 1937.

The Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar, Kashmir

The Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar, Kashmir

Steel & Glass buildings in downtown Chicago

Steel & Glass buildings in downtown Chicago

The Hindu temples of Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

The Hindu temples of Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Umaid Bhawan ... a palace converted to a hotel ... Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan … a 1943 palace converted to a hotel … Jodhpur

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About askmaverick

Architect, Entreprenuer, Traveller, Movie buff, Amateur Photographer, Foodie .... do I need to say more!
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2 Responses to Architecture in B&W

  1. Absolutely great pics, some of these! Maneck, super impressed. Esp the Flatiron and the SFO Bridge. This post was a class apart!

  2. Reblogged this on ramblinginthecity and commented:
    Stunning work by my very well traveled friend Maneck!

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