Classic Facades

Stampa-Coltura, Switzerland

Palazzo Castelmur

Gone for centuries, a family returned back to its ancestral home.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Martinelli Building

This sunset pink structure was the tallest in Latin America. And just kept growing.

Angoulême, France

Angoulême Cathedral

This Cathedral has spiritual roots in pre-Christian France, both in location and architecture.

Coral Gables, Florida, United States

Biltmore Hotel

This grand hotel was the place to be in America's Jazz Age--and some patrons of that era have stuck around.

Warsaw, Poland

Wilanów Palace

This royal palace was renovated in the 18th century by one of Poland's most powerful noblewomen.

Agra, India

Taj Mahal

An incredible love story behind a famed global site.

Tallinn, Estonia

Kadriorg Palace

This palace was built by Peter the Great as a gift for his second wife Catherine.

Capannori, Italy

Villa Torrigiani

This Villa's history is entwined with a 16th century love story that could rival Romeo and Juliet.

Southwold, United Kingdom

Swan Hotel

The Swan Hotel, and the brewery behind it, has a 600 year history of brewing ale.

Wimborne Minister, England

Kingston Lacy

This regal estate contained an Egyptian obelisk that helped decipher the Rosetta stone.

Potsdam, Germany

New Palace

A palatial retreat with over two hundred rooms that served as a hangout used to impress visiting dignitaries.

Burano, Italy

Typical Home

Technicolor homes painted using the full rainbow are made all the more vibrant for their reflection off the green waters of the canals that snake through the town.

Trieste, Italy

Lloyd Triestino Palace

The Lloyd Triestino Palace overlooks the sea and still serves as a hub for one of the oldest active shipping companies.

Dresden, Germany

Yenidze

A building of novel design that could satisfy city regulations while also providing clever advertising for his Turkish cigarettes.

Berlin, Germany

Schloss Bellevue

The gardens for the primary residence of the president of Germany contained some special buried history.

Wroclaw, Poland

BGZ BNP Paribas Branch

A colorful example of architecture that the early inhabitants of modern Wrocław were determined to clear as it represented remaining traces of German habitation.

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Grand Opera House

As a performing arts center, The Grand has hosted thousands of entertainers, from vaudeville shows to world-class symphonies.

Prague, Czech Republic

Star Summer Palace

This star-shaped villa is located in the middle of a hunting preserve.

New York, New York, United States

161 Duane Street

PSA: This building has *NOTHING* to do with our friends at Whalebone Magazine.

Kanses City, Missouri, United States

Kansas City Power and Light Building

Once the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, this structure is a temple to all things light--and may be fighting some shadowy figures.

River Ranch, Florida, United States

Westgate River Ranch

Experience early American cowboy life at this Florida dude ranch.

Tallinn, Estonia

Toompea Castle

According to legend, the Toompea Castle sits on a hill created by hand by an ancient woman named Linda.

Bucharest, Romania

Palace of the Parliament

Containing 1.5 billion pounds of steel and bronze, the Palace of Parliament is the heaviest building in the world.

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