CB&W: Homing in on Buildings

It’s been quite a while since I participated in Cee’s Black and White photo challenge. This week’s theme is Buildings and I am late. But I have been good for many days now, so I guess Cee will cut me some slack 😉 Especially since I started digging through my archives all I had were photos of buildings and I got lost trying work my way through them 😀

SchoolHousing young bodies and nurturing budding minds – a school in Darjeeling

Salar jungA side view of the Salar Jung Museum which houses the priceless sculptors like the Veiled Rebecca, Cuppa Chai, Dishy Stuff and so many others that I still have to share. And I managed to visit only the ground floor!

SpainSomewhere in Spain that’s all I can tell you for I flicked this impressive building from my worse half’s collection 😉 Time to move on from the pristine whites…

DenmarkOne of the many castles in Denmark. Despite the huge structure it’s the sculptor in the middle that invariably captures my attention. What about you?

GolcondaGolconda fort near Hyderabad, which was in its hey days home to the Kohinoor diamond among others.

palace in swedenOutside the Lund University, Sweden built in 1425 is one of Europe’s oldest, largest and prestigious universities.

MumbaiAamchi Mumbai from the 33rd floor! Where lives are made (and destroyed) in the quest to touch the sky, become a star.

AmbaniYep that’s the Antilla home to Mukesh Ambani, the Indian business magnate worth $ 29 billion. The Antilla was built at a mere $ 1 billion has 27 stories but since ceiling are high it’s equivalent to a 40 story building. It has a multi-story garage with space to park 168 cars and three helipads, it’s another matter that permission for chopper landing hasn’t yet been received.  Once the tallest in the region it is now overshadowed by a taller building in its backyard.

SunsetAs if there aren’t enough buildings in Mumbai! The work continues into dusk and beyond – living up to its name of the city that never sleeps.

hanging gardensJust to reassure you that Mumbai is not just about heights but also has breadth, not much but nevertheless culled out some space to hang out – the Hanging Gardens.

MalmoA building facade at Malmo, Sweden – looks like a swanky office complex.

CharminarMuhammad Quli Qutb Shahi built the Charminar, the most famous monument and mosque of Hyderabad, in 1591 AD. It was built to celebrate the end of a deadly plague.

copenhagen from a boatSightseeing at Copenhagen – home or office?

HutThis was once probably both home and workplace – an abandoned hut by the roadside

copenhagen royal theatreRoyal Danish theater – the outside facade is so awe-inspiring, wonder how it would look from inside.

GhoomOld Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling, India is the popular name of Yiga Choeling. The monastery belongs to the Gelukpa or the Yellow Hat sect and is famous for its 15 feet high special statue of the Maitreya Buddha. The famous Mongolian astrologer and monk Sokpo Sherab Gyatso established the external structure of the building in 1850.

Oh darn it – I think I better stop now. If you would like to see more buildings do let me know – I have loads more 😀

For readers of Moonshine, here's Chapter 150