Initially towns were often built on high ground for easy defense. Surrounded by generals and adorned with towers, they look like fairy tales.
Although the town of Carcassonne, in southern France, was primarily rebuilt in the 19th century (by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French Gothic architect, and theorist), the architectural landscape is one of The most romantic things. When looking at it through the fields and vineyards, it is easy to imagine the Round Table Knights galloping through the gates of the European continent. Looking closely, Carcassonne is an illusion, on the cobblestone streets are tourists wearing baseball caps, long-sleeved shirts and leggings than wearing old-style helmet armor.
A sense of medieval warriors and sacred religion also exudes in Durham, especially when one glimpses of the outstanding Romanesque and the Norman castle soaring through the window of the bullet train between Edinburgh and King’s Cross. And if the ancient city of Durham is clearly proud, Edinburgh remains one of the most beautiful cities even when advisers, planners and architects have tried, in recent decades, to do reducing the value of an unrivaled beautiful architectural landscape.
Located between hills, bays and the sea, this stone city grows and stretches along the terrain with impressive architectural folds, the horizon is daring towers, rising spiers and monuments neoclassical. Yet this city has no skyscrapers, it must be said that this is good for it.
It seems to make sense that on any website that talks about architectural landscapes, it’s for skyscrapers as if they were the only sure way to identify a city, even though more skyscrapers were.
Telephoto photography captures the beautiful views of sunlit skyscrapers on the mountains (like Vancouver, Seattle and even downtown Los Angeles), but when we go to those cities In search of these beautiful scenes, they disappeared. Our eyes cannot see what cameras and professional photographers see.
But a few skyscraper cities don’t disappoint when viewed up close. The bustling architectural landscape of Hong Kong, especially at night, is really interesting, whether viewed from the second floor of the tram, from the ferry, when taking a public walk or looking at the hotel bedroom window. However, what is important here is not the separate buildings of some famous architects (such as the case of Chicago’s architectural landscape by the lake) because of the way clusters of tall buildings sprout from within the boundary. The world is cramped with rocks as if they were a more natural part of the Chinese islands’ topography. In a certain light, they look more like geological formations than buildings.