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Title: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Stofstreep on September 29, 2007, 11:12:07 am
It is probably because I'm in engineering, but buildings and architecture have alway fascinated me.
Lets post some pics of interesting buildings and architecture styles.

Here are mine.
On a farm in Maretsane, near Mafikeng
(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/519/oldhouse2yw6.jpg)

(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/9875/oldhousekt5.jpg)
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: GIDEON on September 29, 2007, 11:14:21 am
Whats amazing is getting all the rocks there
And ending the roof section with Bricks  ::)
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: letsgofishing on October 01, 2007, 09:58:46 am
That's really stunning!
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: fire-ant on October 08, 2007, 09:18:30 pm
Perhaps not so interesting from an engineering perspective, but i love the texture and colours of these structures (and windpompe of course). I do share your appreciation.

1st - Namibia, Omaheke region (former Hereroland)

2nd - Scotland, Isle of Skye
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Cane Rat on October 08, 2007, 09:48:03 pm
The talest sandstone structure in SA. Near Clocolan. Noticed it first in Bark Essay and the went looking for it when we visited Clarens. Second Photo: Swiss Alipine Chalet in good ol Clarens. I guess, when it snows, you don't need much immagination to put you in the Swiss Alps.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Stofstreep on October 09, 2007, 06:58:30 am
Wow Some nice ones there!!
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: tok-tokkie on October 09, 2007, 10:20:23 am
Stofstreep,

This is a message from my vrou.  She is a past chair of the Vernacular Architecture Society of South Africa (VASSA) which is a society dedicated to the type of building that interests you - but it is Cape based.

The person in your are who has done a lot of work over an extended period on those buildings (collecting info and making a list) is Mauritz Naude at the Cultural History Museum in Pretoria.  He is especially interested in the stone built houses. 
mauritz@nfi.org.za.  Can use my vrou's name when contacting him Antonia Malan.

Visit the VASA website www.vassa.org.za which has a listing of publications that should interest you.  She writes  "see S. Harris's list references and particularly Walton's books."
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Stofstreep on October 09, 2007, 09:49:45 pm
Thanks Tok-tokkie.
I'll contact him and maybe sent him these photos.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Marlene on October 11, 2007, 08:45:20 pm
a Picture taken at Swakopmund's jail.

Pretoria at night.

Botha winery in Western Cape. (Photoshop)

Pretoria during a thunder storm.

Old house (can't remember where that was)

Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Rounelle on October 11, 2007, 10:02:22 pm
The easiest way for me to lose myself is either in words or in photographs ... and ironically discover something about myself in the process.  ::)

Awesome thread .. stunning pics .. keep 'em coming.  ;)  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Stofstreep on October 11, 2007, 11:10:08 pm
Brilliant Marleen! Very nice pics
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Phuketrider on October 12, 2007, 06:17:15 am
Scooter at temple etrance in Thailand
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: shark_za on October 12, 2007, 07:37:46 am
Marlene, is that house not on the dirt road to Rooikoppies Dam in the NW ?
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Marlene on October 12, 2007, 08:24:03 am
Marlene, is that house not on the dirt road to Rooikoppies Dam in the NW ?


YES!!! We played on the dirt roads when I saw the house!
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: chris g on October 15, 2007, 11:59:40 am
Close to Calitzdorp
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Cane Rat on October 15, 2007, 08:59:45 pm
1st pic: Abandoned farmhouse near Fouriesburg.
2nd one: Antique trader in Rosendal
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Marlene on October 15, 2007, 09:48:04 pm
Chris G, nice pics!!!
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: chris g on October 16, 2007, 06:05:10 pm
Chris G, nice pics!!!
Thanks
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Post by: chris g on October 16, 2007, 07:46:34 pm
Another one
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Welsh on October 16, 2007, 10:17:49 pm
I hope this is not a 911

 The first Industrial office tower block in Europe, built by the Borsig Brothers in Berlin, they were pre war industrialists building steam engines power stations etc etc.

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/DSC01829.jpg)
It survived the bombings.

The surrounding railway sheds have all maintained there facias but are soulless glass and stainless malls behind.
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/DSC01828.jpg)

THe church I sang in as a choirboy in Wales ;D ;D >:D Now a private home >:( >:(
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/Christchurch.jpg)

Welsh
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Stofstreep on October 17, 2007, 03:07:30 pm
Wels, it is part of the original intention of this tread, thanks.

The last pic of the church looks a lot like the church in Belvedere near Knysna.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: briv on October 17, 2007, 06:01:43 pm
Walkerbay. The 2nd pic is looking out of the window towards where the 1st pic was taken from
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: LuckyStriker on October 25, 2007, 04:27:30 pm
Kolmanskop outside Luderitz, Namibia
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: LuckyStriker on October 25, 2007, 04:29:42 pm
more:
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Post by: LuckyStriker on October 25, 2007, 04:31:28 pm
Last:

beautiful wallpaper
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: tok-tokkie on October 25, 2007, 06:33:32 pm
Walkerbay. The 2nd pic is looking out of the window towards where the 1st pic was taken from
That is strange.

That is the famous 'Spookhuis'.  I used to go to the Kenilworth Scout Camp at Hermanus when I was a young teenager & that was one of the places we sailed to in old klinker built lifeboats.

My wife is a member of the Vernacular Architecture Society & this month's outing is to Stanford including going to the Spookhuis.  It has been restored & the architect in charge will be talking to us.  I have just bought her a F650GS & this is going to be our first weekend trip on our bikes.  Will post pictures of it now that it has been restored.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: letsgofishing on October 26, 2007, 07:53:25 am
Some really nice pics there LS -
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Post by: bmad on October 26, 2007, 12:56:01 pm
LS, you have a good eye for photography.

Some stunning pics there. They remind me of a SA production many years back that was filmed in the area 'The Mantis Project". Marius Roberts, Sandra Prinsloo, etc.

I always find it amazing how a picture brings back memories  :)
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: LeonDude on October 26, 2007, 08:27:07 pm
I do building plans for a living and these pics really are nice. Here's one I took in Wunsiedel in Germany while on vacation this past December.

The big doors at the bottom of these buildings are where the people use to keep their horses and carts. Now they have been converted to extra living space.

As an aside, have anyone ever wondered why a city like Pretoria has four lane one - way streets, when the streets were built long before cars got there. Just how exactly did they know they would be needing streets broad enough for four lanes of traffic?
The answer is they didn't. The streets were just wide enough to turn a team of oxen around a corner, or for two teams to pass each other.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Kev on October 27, 2007, 12:46:16 am
Hau! Dats a BEEG piktcha boss!   :o
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: LeonDude on October 27, 2007, 09:52:38 am
How the hell did THAT happen? Must have done the resizing wrong.

Sorry!

 :-\

Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Trailrider on October 27, 2007, 05:31:12 pm
Old Toll House - Montagu Pass

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Montagu%20Pass%20102007/PA270032.jpg)
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Goose on October 27, 2007, 06:52:13 pm
On a farm called Kleinfontein about 30km from Bredasdorp & 40km from Swellendam - in the "boendoes".....
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Marlene on October 27, 2007, 10:27:47 pm
Were on a trip from the Olifants River to the Drakensberg and Geluksburg, took these pics.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Cane Rat on October 28, 2007, 06:00:46 pm
Bulwer in the Natal midlands. The only church in SA built completely out of yellow wood. Built in 1885, it is the oldest working church in SA from what I understand. And if you wonder about all the bikes............ It was Our wedding.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Cane Rat on October 28, 2007, 06:09:29 pm
The old prison in Eshowe. It is a national monument but nobody is taking care of it. Its really falling to pieces
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: SandMan on October 29, 2007, 03:49:12 pm
Really cool to see all the different places people have been. Some pics from Namibia.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Marlene on October 29, 2007, 03:52:42 pm
What's the name of the Castle?  . . . . Lager or Light?
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: fire-ant on October 29, 2007, 04:01:43 pm
What's the name of the Castle?  . . . . Lager or Light?

we drink ze beer wie ze "REINHEITSGEBOT" - spelled WINDHOEK!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: SandMan on October 29, 2007, 04:07:38 pm
Hey Marlene, good humour!!!!! Since I was on the bike, I'll make it a light. How's that for a good boy? Check out the pic for the "real" info.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Marlene on October 29, 2007, 08:25:59 pm
Thanx man, it's beautiful. I've heard some stories about the castle and would love to go and see it for myself.
Stay well and save riding.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: shark_za on November 04, 2007, 08:06:15 am
Sandman, that 2nd pic is the back of "The Tug" in Swakop.

I got stuck there quite a few times.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Stofstreep on January 08, 2008, 09:09:31 pm
Some of the old architecture on my parents' farm.

The House:
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/6096/dscf1926vq5.jpg)
(http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/1104/dscf1924gz2.jpg)

Die baba-hondjie (baby dog) ;D ;D
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/2281/dscf1932pk3.jpg)

The barn: My dad designed and build this himself.
(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/5310/dscf1894cw0.jpg)

The old barn. Original part on the right. Later extended to the left.
(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/3245/dscf1915ha8.jpg)
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/2350/dscf1919nw3.jpg)


I still need to get photos of some of the ceilings inside the house and a pic from the other side.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Patman on January 14, 2008, 05:22:13 pm
Those sandstone buildings are buildings with lots of history, as far as i know the boys slept in the barn in the old days, on this picture you can still see where the old door and window was.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Tin-Tin on April 18, 2008, 09:33:48 am
Paar fotos met my mik en drik op Memel.
(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h56/wimpie_2006/DSC00778.jpg)
(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h56/wimpie_2006/DSC00793.jpg)
(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h56/wimpie_2006/DSC00775.jpg)
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Stofstreep on April 18, 2008, 11:38:37 am
Very nice!
Thanks!
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: tok-tokkie on May 22, 2011, 08:44:50 pm
Mutual Building.  Darling Street

I went on a tour of the Mutual Building in Darling Street, Cape Town, near the City Hall.  It is a very handsome building – the frescos in the Assembly Room are highly regarded with aficionados coming to see them.  I knew the building but had never paid any attention to it. The frieze around the outside is what most of us are aware of.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Mh-01.jpg)
The tour was organised by the Andy Bytheway of the Vernacular Architecture Society who has a flat there.  Andy has made a wonderful entry in Wikipedia where some of these pictures come from. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_Building

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/95/Mutual_Building_Cape_Town_000r.jpg/362px-Mutual_Building_Cape_Town_000r.jpg)
It is a lovely art deco building.  Right after the Great Depression when things were still pretty desperate they decided to build it.  It was completed in 1939 after the start of WW2.  Where they got stainless steel I will show you I don’t know.

Here is one of the frescos.  They were done by Le Roux Smith Le Roux.  This is ‘The Great Trek

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8b/Mutual_Building_Cape_Town_212.jpg)
I will show you some of the details I liked. These are pictures I took.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5029/5747253612_de2c30c62c_o.jpg)
In the Great Trek picture there is a gabled building representing what they were leaving behind.  The aloe represents the Eastern Cape where most of the trekkers came from.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3299/5747252196_31deded4ba_o.jpg)
At the bottom of Great Trek picture is this Geometric Tortoise.  It shows the detail when you get up close.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3095/5746703321_3c0142e8fe_o.jpg)
These kalkoentjies I was pleased to see as they grew wild in Vlottenburg when I lived there as a child.  Very special to me; should be more orange coloured.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5223/5746703027_d4d87a1ab9_o.jpg)
A Meerkat.  Frescos are painted directly onto the wall.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2550/5747252548_df2f2ec3df_o.jpg)
Flame Lilies.  A national symbol of Rhodesia when I lived there.  Not a pleasant memory for me.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3165/5746704031_47c82b0f12_o.jpg)
Some mielies drying.  One of the things I really liked about the pictures is they were about South Africa and were not packaging it as some part of Europe.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5190/5746704717_d956a73bfb_o.jpg)
This detail amused me.  My first job was tyre vulcanising & I specialised in tractor and earthmoving tyres.  Those tyres are fitted back to front on the tractor – the ‘arrows’ should point upwards.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5188/5747254050_8aa51377b0_o.jpg)
There is a hidden message in this picture which was pointed out by one of the group.  Le Roux was a communist (this was 1939).  In this picture you can see the red flag, hammer & sickle.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5189/5746702619_9189902946_o.jpg)
In the Directors Room is this carved stinkwood dado rail by Ivan Mitford-Barberton. 

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5144/5747250940_f22a40f760_o.jpg)
Above the dado is a fresco painted on wood panelling representing Cape Town as ‘The Tavern of the Seas  It is done humorously as you see in this fish.  Artist was Joyce Ord-Browne

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3486/5746702791_d953973518_o.jpg)
This detail made me laugh.  Two mermaids with two penguins.  Very difficult taking pictures as there was a lot of reflection.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a0/Mutual_Building_Cape_Town_032.jpg/600px-Mutual_Building_Cape_Town_032.jpg)
Picture from Wiki of the stainless steel lift doors (remember this was during WW2).  The granite surround comes from Paarl – the whole entrance stairway is of this granite.  Each lift door has a design etched deeply into it.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5181/5746704383_b46ed315d7_o.jpg)
This is the Gemsbok.  Every door is different – they are all shown much better in Wiki.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2678/5746705099_38811f7ddd_o.jpg)
Other stainless doors.  Notice the lovely handle & the jiggurat profile of the building etched onto the glass.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2446/5747250612_04ef62e253_o.jpg)
I particularly liked this stainless steel volute ending to the banisters of the entrance stairway.  Again black Paarl granite cladding.

It is a lovely building and I am very pleased that it has been preserved and recycled as flats.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/45/Mutual_Building_Cape_Town_010.jpg/600px-Mutual_Building_Cape_Town_010.jpg)
These carvings of tribal figures are way up the building.  Picture from Wiki.


Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Stofstreep on June 12, 2011, 06:59:20 pm
An old building about 15km before Frankfort, coming from Reitz

(http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/2135/dsc4015.jpg)
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: J3THRO on June 13, 2011, 04:07:40 am
Took this inShenzen, China, at a theme park called Window of the world.
Model of Piazza San Marco, Italy.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: dual on August 09, 2011, 01:08:42 pm
1871

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/BikeOldbuild01.jpg)

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/BikeOldbuild02.jpg)
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Post by: Spore on August 10, 2011, 02:38:12 pm
Jammer dat so baie van die ou geboue binnekort net op fotos sal bly voortbestaan! :ricky:
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Walkaway on August 10, 2011, 02:45:33 pm
Thanks for the great pictures guys. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Riebeeker on August 10, 2011, 03:22:19 pm
Hier is die murasie in Katbakkies wat aan ons almal bekend is. Volgens navorsing is die huisies gebou deur Boerneef wat op Boplaas in die Kouebokkeveld geboer het en het hy hier oornag met sy vee wanneer hy na die karoo toe getrek het met die vee. Die 2de foto het ek in die boek gekry waar die huisie nog amper 'n dak op het en begin verwaarloos het.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Bokveld on December 06, 2012, 10:48:50 pm
     Hierdie is n baie interesante murasie naby Elandskloof in die Witteberge tussen Laingsburg en Anysberg.Dit moet digby 100 jaar oud wees nav. navraag wat ek by mense van die omgewing gedoen het.Die mure en stene is van klei en rogstrooi mengsel.Daar was n klip aanbouing,maar dit kon die aanslae van die natuur nie weerstaan nie.Die klei-mure het wonderbaarlik oorleef.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Bring It On on December 06, 2012, 11:00:08 pm
Some really nice photos here on this thread :thumleft: :thumleft:

Wil have a look through some my photos.... also have a few shots I'd like to contribute.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Bokveld on December 06, 2012, 11:23:27 pm
     n Paar km. vanaf die murasie staan die hoofopstal van Elandskloof waar Oom Piet Steyl nog tot in die tagtiger jare gewoon het.Hy het self die huis gebou gedurende die Depressie jare .Geld en materiaal was skaars en hy moes maar raap en skraap.Dis toe dat hy die idee kry om n ou Pontiac-wrak se agterdeure af tehaal en dit op die agterstoep as vensters te gebruik.n Paar jaar gelede is die huis opgeknap en sy seun Hennie,wat op George bly ,het die deure uitgehaal , laat oordoen en weer ingebou.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Beemer Man (RIP) on December 06, 2012, 11:29:28 pm
We are on the same page I have passion for old derilect  farm houses when I ride its what I look out for.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Bring It On on December 06, 2012, 11:40:50 pm
Here are a few photos I mannaged to find of some of the building I have come accross.

1.        Old Broken Building just outside Calitzdorp.
2.        Run Down Building just outside Clanwilliam Dam on the way to Citrusdal.
3 & 4.  Can't remember where the last 2 were from.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Bring It On on December 06, 2012, 11:44:26 pm
Came across this old "white-washed" house on the top of one of the koppies in the Nature Reserve just outside Langebaan.

Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: dual on December 07, 2012, 05:15:14 am
Snap - Weskus Nasionale Park

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/018-11.jpg)
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Stofstreep on December 07, 2012, 09:08:03 am
Cool, forgot about this tread. ;)

I visited an old market/fort here in Saudi the other day. Pretty cool.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: DirtRebell on December 07, 2012, 09:22:06 am
 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Bring It On on December 07, 2012, 07:21:22 pm
 :laughing4: :thumleft: This little white-washed house on that massive rock, sure has been visited by many of us. ;)
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Peat on January 02, 2013, 08:57:04 pm
The Nizamiye Mosque, in Mid Rand After Sun Set.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Peat on January 02, 2013, 09:13:47 pm
The Nizamiye Mosque, in Mid Rand After Sun Set 2
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Bring It On on January 02, 2013, 10:43:40 pm
Nice photos Pete :thumleft: :thumleft: Looks Gr8 with those lights.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Bring It On on January 02, 2013, 11:54:51 pm
Came across these old & run-down buildings on one of the gravel roads SWAMBO & I traveled on, this past Monday en-route to the Cederberg.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Bring It On on January 03, 2013, 12:01:00 am
This old Stone building, out on Katbakkies Pass, surely has made it's way into many photo collections.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Bring It On on January 03, 2013, 12:08:33 am
Right behind the front Stone Building,.... is this other "half finnished" looking building. I am always very intrigued that there is never any form of "cement" on these Stone Buildings,....just outstanding craftmanship in packing these stones & rock really well & solid :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Jacko on January 03, 2013, 12:13:26 am
I'm posting from my BIL's computer over the pond so I can't upload photo's yet.

BUT, the last few weeks I've seen buildings and architecture that really impressed. In Peru we visited Macchu Picchu. No matter what anyone says, you cannot prepare yourself for it. If it doesn't impress you, go and report for a drive-through organ donation session.

We also visited the Frank Lloyd Wright house and museum here in Chicago. Now some of you who have a passing interest in things architectural might have heard about him before.  :biggrin:

It was an awesome experience standing by his drawing boards and study table.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Bring It On on January 03, 2013, 12:14:43 am
Snapped these 2 shots on our way towards Eselbank, on Tuesday morning.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Bring It On on January 03, 2013, 12:16:40 am
I'm posting from my BIL's computer over the pond so I can't upload photo's yet.

BUT, the last few weeks I've seen buildings and architecture that really impressed. In Peru we visited Macchu Picchu. No matter what anyone says, you cannot prepare yourself for it. If it doesn't impress you, go and report for a drive-through organ donation session.

We also visited the Frank Lloyd Wright house and museum here in Chicago. Now some of you who have a passing interest in things architectural might have heard about him before.  :biggrin:

It was an awesome experience standing by his drawing boards and study table.

Looking forward to seeing that as soon as you are able to post some pictchas ;) :thumleft:
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Peat on January 03, 2013, 07:55:34 am
Thanks Bring It On, I like yours as well.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: JMOL on January 03, 2013, 08:15:51 am
Very nice thread  :thumleft:  I like old buildings / churches etc.

I'll go through my photos to see what I can add.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Bring It On on January 03, 2013, 09:52:55 am
Very nice thread  :thumleft:  I like old buildings / churches etc.

I'll go through my photos to see what I can add.

Not sure if you've seen the thread on "Churches",.... but if not check out this link........:

Really Cool thread of Churches (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=14253.0)
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: JMOL on January 03, 2013, 03:54:48 pm
Not sure if you've seen the thread on "Churches",.... but if not check out this link........:
Really Cool thread of Churches (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=14253.0)

Thanks - see my contribution on page 14  ;D
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Bring It On on January 03, 2013, 09:21:16 pm
Not sure if you've seen the thread on "Churches",.... but if not check out this link........:
Really Cool thread of Churches (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=14253.0)

Thanks - see my contribution on page 14  ;D

 :thumleft: Some very nice photos :thumleft:
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Fester on January 10, 2013, 03:33:25 pm
Iewers naby Calitzdorp

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee380/Gysbert69/22122012429_zpsf8a95687.jpg)
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Bring It On on January 12, 2013, 09:41:17 pm
Iewers naby Calitzdorp

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee380/Gysbert69/22122012429_zpsf8a95687.jpg)

SNAP ;)

Also came across this old house, on our way through to Kruisrivier Camp Site (Jan 2012)
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: lambrecht on January 13, 2013, 04:00:50 pm
Op n plaaspad naby Carnarvon.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Stofstreep on January 19, 2013, 10:44:41 am
Some I took this Thursday in Bahrain at a fort there!
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Stofstreep on January 19, 2013, 10:45:45 am
Some more
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Stofstreep on January 19, 2013, 10:46:28 am
Last few
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Peat on January 19, 2013, 11:23:31 am
Very nice pictures Stofstreep.
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Stofstreep on January 19, 2013, 11:33:58 am
Very nice pictures Stofstreep.
Thanks Man.
Love doing HDR on these Old buildings!
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Bring It On on January 19, 2013, 11:46:57 am
Very nice pictures Stofstreep.

+1 ;) :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: lambrecht on January 19, 2013, 12:58:02 pm
Wens ek was daar, baie gawe kiekies daai!
Title: Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
Post by: Stofstreep on January 19, 2013, 01:01:07 pm
Thanks Guys!
Just for your information. most of the fort is build with Corral, not stone.
you can see the mollusks are visible in this stone.