10 awesome buildings you must photograph

The World is has some really awesome buildings, and the ability to visit and capture them is one of the reasons I enjoy travelling.

The way in which towns and cities are being built and developed have changed dramatically in the past few decades. Buildings are no longer bricks and mortar, they are an art form.

Here are 10 awesome and unique buildings you need to go and photograph

  1. Messe Basel – Switzerland

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Messe Basel is an exhibition and conference centre in the centre of Basel. It is unique in its design, with an oval shaped metal roof. The building is of great significance as it was the spot that my Fiance asked me to marry him. The building is mesmerising when lit up at night, and in order to capture it properly, you should really lie down on the ground.

 

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If you want to visit Basel, then check out my post of a great place to stay in the city.

2. Muzeum 1939 – Gdansk, Poland

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Muzeum 1939 is a new buildling to the landscape in Gdansk, and is located a short stroll away from the Old Town.

The Museum is dedicated to the events of World War II.

I loved it for its interesting and unique design, and how different it can look from various angles.

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If you are visiting Gdansk. Check out other amazing places you can visit here.

3. Petronas Towers – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

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Kuala Lumpur is an incredible city, and is catching up with its sister country Singapore in regards to modern architecture and lifestyle. It does however maintain a lot of its unique culture and traditions.

No visit to the city is complete without taking a trip to see the Petronas Towers; the tallest twin towers in the World.

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The Towers are located in KLCC Park, a 17 acre park which has an incredible feel to it, and great for getting away from the busy city life. If you’re there you must stick around for the water and light show which happens outside the towers. It is truly beautiful.

Read about that time I couchsurfed with a total stranger in Kuala Lumpar

4. The Kuggen – Gothenburg, Sweden 
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The Kuggen when translatted means the cog or cogwheel. It is a round colourful building with triangular windows, and is located in the science park of Lindholmen.

The building is truly green, with reduced energy consumption and was award a sustainability award in 2009.

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If you are visiting Gothenburg, have a look into staying here.

5. The Shard – London, England 

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The Shard is a building that most people have grown to know and love over the past 4 years. It has fully integrated itself into the cityscape of London.

The Shard was previously the tallest building in Europe, but has since been stripped of that title, and is now the second tallest in the UK.

The Shard is full of offices, restaraunts and of course a stunning viewing gallery, where you can get a great view of the city.
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Read what the view from the Shard is like here.

6. Titanic building – Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Titanic Belfast is a museum built as a replica of the Titanic itself, and once you stand next to it, you get a read feel for what an incredible ship it must have been.

The Museum itself has a number of artefacts and stories about the ship and its passengers.

Have a read of my experience visiting here.
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7. Eden Project – Cornwall, England 
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The Eden Project is a uniquely designed tourist attraction, and is the largest indoor rainforest in the UK.

The project has two large biomes, which incredible plants and vegetation from all around the World.

There is also an incredible Canopy Walkway, as well as beautiful gardens.

If you are visiting, the nearby YHA is a great place to stay.

8. Dancing House – Prague, Czech Republic
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The Dancing House is a building on the edge of the Vltava in the New Town of Prague. Its design was met with a lot of controversy   as it did not fit in with the rest of the architecture in the area. However, it has now been integrated well by residents. The building is said to be in the shape of a couple dancing. It houses offices and a restaurant with great views over the city.

Visiting Prague? Stay here!

9. Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple), Chaing Raiwat-rong-khun-18[9]

Wat Rong Khun is one of the most bizarre temples that I saw during my trip in South East Asia. I honestly couldn’t put into words what it is like.

Thailand is full of temples, but Wat Rong Khun appears to have been taken over by the Ice Queen from Narnia. It has a number of interesting sculptures outside it, and hanging from trees.

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The white colour is said to symbolise Buddha’s wisdom and teachings.

Wat Rong Khun is the number one attraction in Chiang Rai.

10. Hangar 7 – Salzburg, Austria 

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Hangar 7 is an aviation museum located in Salzburg, Austria. For me, this was the only time I had been in an aircraft Hangar and it was incredible.

The museum is free and open to the public most days, but hosts events at times, so it is best to check before you travel.

The museum has a number of aircraft as well as other vehicles – a true sight to behold and one for aviation fans!

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Hangar 7 is located next to Salzburg airport, and has amazing mountains as its backdrop!

 

What other incredible buildings have you photographed in the World? These are just 10 of my favourite so far!

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