Here I am sharing my very personal discoveries.

There is rarely a better feeling than setting off to the unknown, bags packed, bus, train, plane – all as usual. And it is great to have an aim in the travels, sometimes my aim is only to find well designed buildings for the blog, and then I am all exited “Ah, it’s gonna be a great blog entry”. Surely it’s an effort, many times I had to come back for the building (as originally the light conditions were too bad or I even did not have a camera), I make research before the trip, ask my architect or design loving friends what do they recommend to see. And of course, I photograph much more that I publish. Basically you get to see only the best of the best.

The photographer:

I am an architect (more about me here on my company’s architectural website). All the photographs submitted in this blog are made solely by myself. I photograph buildings that attract my attention for my references, for remembering, or just for fun. I love finding links between the buildings via photography medium what is one of my passions. .

By the way if the building featured has no architect’s name or missing some other extremely important info, it means I did not find it. If You are the architect of the building please do not be shy to contact me and I will update the details.

Ieva Skudraite in Kaliningrad

Photo credits: Balticlab.

Sometimes I do travel without camera. Like this time visiting Canova’s temple in Possagno. One of the few buildings made with true love and passion, I lack the words to explain the quality of space. It should be experienced, being there, moving, maybe it should be filmed rather than photographed. Essentially this is what I search for, the perfect and at the same time imperfect-frozen in time, with risks of coming out of fashion as ways of building and people’s moods change, with all the limitations of the physical world, the ideal of architecture:

Canova's temple PossagnoPhoto taken by mobile phone, but I assume that’s not the point…

 

22 comments
  1. Apple said:

    Hi Leva! I really enjoy your blog, it’s something I love to do as well (the wandering looking at buildings part!) and I aspire to blog about them too in the future. Keep it up!

    • Thank you, Nancy! I have many buildings and places ahead of me : )

  2. Hi. Thanks for the like on my effort with this week’s WordPress photo challenge. I had another go at it with film but with a very different kind of architecture as a backdrop, though you can’t see it in the geometrical structure I chose to picture. I’ll b following you now so look forward to all the interesting buildings you come across.

  3. thanks for checking out my site. love your photos ;-) i went to university in tokyo 2004-05. so much amazing design in one city. best, baz

    • Thank you, Japan is great by many means and Tokyo how to say this… I would love to live and work there for a while…
      And I think you have a cool site :)

    • Thanks, please come back as many buildings are waiting for their turn already :)

  4. Sally said:

    Hi there, thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I am so happy to have found yours as I will be visiting many of the places you have been on a work trip this year. I am a librarian who loves buildings so your architectural veiw of buildings I intend to visit is useful and interesting.

    • Sally, thank you for your kind words, and I am very pleased, that you find my blog useful.

  5. What a delightful blog! As one who mostly travels to places without buildings, I find it sad as I love buildings too – but I’ll be honest, I love ruins the most! Romantic…

    • Thank you for the compliments! Well, I might cover some 20th century ruins, but that normally is not romantic at all, maybe more like post-apocalyptic.

  6. hi…finally i found a blog that is into architectural photography….thank you for visiting and liking some of my photos in my blog, Gasm Travels because it led me to yours…will sure put your blog on my reader so i can easily go back and check your posts. More travels for you this 2013!

    • Thank you for visiting and following, I am glad that you like my idea! Good travels for you too!

  7. Look forward to following you, nice to meet ya!
    ~Christy

  8. Greetings from Australia,
    I find architecture absolutely fascinating, a beautiful expression of culture at work though the ages. And Europe is the best example of all the architectural styles from the Classical,. Medieval, Renaissance and Modern periods. But I must confess, I can’t stand modern architecture. Architectural styles from the past look so much more beautiful and elegant. Sometimes I think that we’re trying to start all over again, and reject the beauty of our past. All the best, I really liked reading through your blog

    • Dear Konstantine,
      You make a good point, however I think that humans have already started all over again from the times of industrial revolution, emerging new technologies and mass production. The craftsmanship in most professions around the globe is lost. Architecture just reflects the current state of civilization: in periods of war all got destroyed or castles and forts built for defence purposes, peace and wealth plus belief in personal excellence equals intricately carved eloquent buildings, exploitation of the nature – metal and glass buildings in the middle of a desert. The list can go on, I personally only understood history when I started looking at it from the architectural perspective. And architecture is not the one to be blamed for what it has become right now…

      By the way thanks for visiting!

      • I’m in agreement with you actually. When I say that I find modern styles unattractive, I do believe that this is directly reflected by the cultural forces which refect the human condition at many levels and ultimately represents the state and inner values of society. Architecture has the potential to be beautiful and in most cases particularly when drawing on previous eras is extremely beautiful. I admire architecture immensely, but I just shake my head in wonder and disbelief at the lack of crafmanship and taste with some modern architecture. I often hear people expressing extreme exhilaration at the wonders experienced in Italy, France, Germany, Austria….. And believe me it has absolutely nothing to do with modern architecture whatsoever. Architecture is a brilliant profession, so much creative potential to make something beautiful which I believe should stand the test of time. I sincerely wish you all the best with your exciting profession and your amazing journey in Europe. I’m planning on returning later this year and can’t wait to photograph more locations

  9. Thank you Leva for checking out my blog. I really enjoyed you post, very inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you for the support, positive comments keep me going forward. I truly loved your visit to the 20’s Swiss architecture. Great period, would like to visit such buildings personally as well.

      • you’re welcome!

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