You got to have an eye for symmetry and beauty to appreciate the architectural works of England. England has had a long history of architectural evolution dating back to the ancient times and hence, as a budding architect from the sub-continent of India, I can’t help but marvel at the terrific designs and beauty of the architectural edifices of this place.
The Old and Ancient Structures
Say for instance, England has prehistoric structures in the megalithic tombs which were built during the Neolithic time. I happened to visit the West Kennet Long Barrow and Wayland’s Smithy. True enough, these structures manifest the quest even of the Neolithic people of England to conceive of architectural designs which even predated those of the pyramids of Egypt. The other day, I happened to visit some of the architectural structures built during the Roman time. The Section, for example, of the Hadrian Wall and the lighthouse at Dover Castle are good manifestations of Early England architecture during Roman time. The other month, I happened to visit the ruins of the baths at Bath and the palace at Fishbourne. They are indeed awesome examples of Roman architecture in England on a grander scale.
Appreciating the Medieval Architectural Structures of England
The other week, I happened to visit Durham Cathedral, which is a perfect example of Romanesque structure, which was popular during the Medieval Time. I can see the lovely and rounded arches and arcades which are distinctively Norman Features. Another form of Medieval architecture is that of the Gothic Architecture. As I walked towards the Salisbury Cathedral one Sunday afternoon, I happened to see some moms with their lovely kids on some of the best twin strollers, looking appreciatively at the majestic vaults and stained glasses of the Cathedral. I myself can’t help but be taken aback at the majesty of these architectural designs. The vaults, buttresses, pinnacles, and ribs of the cathedral are great to behold.
The other day, I happened to take a look at St. Paul’s Cathedral, which is a perfect example of Stuart Architecture of the 17th Century. The structure is definitely a departure from the eclecticism of earlier English Renaissance. As an architect, I really appreciate this fantastic architecture. I guess this Cathedral was designed by Christopher Wren, who was then employed to see the replacement of churches destroyed during the 1666′s Great Fire of London. Last Tuesday, while on my way to buy a new dyson vacuum for my wife, I happened to pass by some Baroque houses such as the Seaton Delaval Hall. Then, I dropped by the Bienheim Palace to take a look at its amazing design. Likewise, I had a perfect view of the majestic Palace of Westminster which is a good example of Victorian architecture.
A cursory look into England’s architectural evolution will never be complete without visiting modern and contemporary architectural examples such as the Royal National Theatre, the Barbican Arts Centre, and the Lloyd’s Building. Moreover, there are the famous Swiss Re Buildings, conceived by Lord Foster and postmodern architecture such as the Broadgate. My idea and concepts has indeed been so much enriched by having a deeper understanding of this awesome evolution of England’s architecture. For more please visit homepage..