The domed Reading Room at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia was built in 1913 and its architecture was inspired by the British Museum in London and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The octagonal space includes a first floor reading level and four gallery levels and was built to house over a million books and up to 600 occupants. The beautiful domed ceiling is 114 feet tall and was the largest dome in the world at the time it was completed. Tour around this historic library, and check out its unique shape in floor plan view!
The State Library of Victoria celebrated its 160th birthday in 2016 by hosting Melbourne Music Week (MMW). Melbourne's world-renowned music scene came together for the 9-day event in November, and featured over 110 events and 240 artists at the iconic library..
Nhà thờ chính tòa Phủ Cam là nhà thờ chính tòa của Tổng Giáo phận Huế, tọa lạc trên đồi Phước Quả, thuộc địa phận phường Phước Vĩnh, thành phố Huế. Đây là một trong những nhà thờ to lớn, nổi tiếng và lâu đời nhất tại Huế. Ngôi nhà thờ ngày nay được xây theo lối kiến trúc hiện đại, do kiến trúc sư Ngô Viết Thụ thiết kế..
The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Albany, New York is full of rich history. Constructed in 1852, the cathedral was originally commissioned by Irish Bishop John McCloskey in order to serve his flock of Catholics who fled Ireland from the Potato Famine. Today, the cathedral stands as the second-oldest cathedral in New York state..
Steinert Hall is an underground concert hall found in Boston, Massachusetts. Nicknamed "The Little Gem," Steinert Hall was originally built in 1986. During its heyday, the hall featured musicians such as Russian pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff, along with former prime minister of Poland and Polish pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski. NBC's TODAY took a tour of Steinert Hall, which has been closed to the public since 1942..
The Grote Kerk of Breda, Netherlands is a church that towers over the city's skyline. With ties to the royal Nassau family, this Gothic medieval church has a rich history dating back from the 14th century. Its wide, open golden ceilings are one of this church’s many highlights..
Elmore Court is a historic English mansion that has been in the hands of the Guise Baronetage for nearly 800 years. The Guise family was granted the status of aristocrats by the British Crown and has been considered an English Baronetage ever since. Built in 1580, this mansion has been seated in Gloucestershire, England since the late 14th century. Still owned and occupied by the Guise Baronetage, the mansion has been updated to serve as a private venue for weddings and other special events..
The Taranaki Cathedral Church of St. Mary is New Zealand's oldest stone church. Originally founded in 1842 by Bishop Selwyn, the New Zealand church has become a foundational rock of Taranaki, New Zealand's spiritual community. Taranaki is a region found in the western part of the nation's North Island. and is named after the stratovolcano Mount Taranaki..