Empire State Building

5 of the World’s Most Amazing Architectural Gems

 

It’s hard to underestimate the power of humanity’s ability to create when seeing a massive structure that is still standing after thousands of years.

These structures make you stand in awe, wonder how it was done and wish you could relive the moment over and over. The following five structures are a bucket-list must-have for visiting if you want to seek out some of the most incredible structures on earth.

5 of the World’s Most Amazing Architectural Gems

Barcelona Gaudi

Admired by architects around the world, the buildings in Barcelona, Spain have been dubbed some of the most unique buildings in the world. Built by Antoni Gaudi, most of his buildings have an organic look, as he used nature as his primary influence. The buildings can be located all over the city and are easy to spot with their curved stones, twisted sculptures and multi-colored tiles. The Sagrada Familia Basilica is probably the most visited attraction in all of Barcelona and the magical park, Park Guell, is filled with amazing tile work. Gaudi received his architectural degree in 1878 and started his famed works shortly after.

Empire State Building

This Art Deco skyscraper, located in New York City, is one of the tallest buildings in the world and has been declared by the American Society of Civil Engineers to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It is probably the most iconic building in the city. It stands at 1,454 feet tall, has 102 stories and has been in over 90 films. It was completed in 1931 under direction of famed architects Shreve, Lamb and Harmon Associates.

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The Colosseum

Located in Rome, this is one of the most visited architectural marvels in the world. The construction of this huge amphitheater started in 72 AD by architect, Vespasian. The purpose of the build was to change the relationship between the poor people of Rome and their powerful counterparts. It was used for gladiator fights and hunting simulations. It could hold around 70,000 people and features hoists, ramps and trapdoors. Given the time period in which it was built, the Colosseum is certainly a engineering wonder.

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Taj Mahal

This example of Mughal architecture has been named “The jewel of Muslim art in India” and was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan alongside a number of hired architects. It is a complexity of structures and began being constructed about 1631 AD. Built in the Mughal style, it combines beautiful elements from Persian, Indian and Islamic styles. The Taj Mahal is an experience of its own breed, a truly awe-inspiring structure.

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The Guggenheim Museum

Located in New York City, this museum opened in 1959. The commission to design this building was won by famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. It took 16 years to build due to various complications. The architect died before seeing his work finalized, but the end result is breathtaking. It is unique looking and truly captures the art that resides within it. One critic stated that the museum “has turned out to be the most beautiful building in America”.

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It is truly incredible to see what people can do with their ideas. Even in times before adequate technology, man has always pushed the limits of possibility.

These amazing architectural structures are absolute must-sees that will leave you mesmerized and captivated for a lifetime.

 

Travel

Amazing Ways To Travel Healthy And Safe

 

Traveling should be an exciting and merry experience.

We get a relaxed mind and have enough time out of our busy work schedules to meditate on other vital aspects of our lives.

However, some traveling experiences can be stressful, overwhelming, and intimidating, especially when you do not plan well.

To have memorable moments and enjoy the trip, you need a proper plan to guide you. Knowing what to pack and other essential things you need is the beginning of a healthy and safe trip.

Here is what to consider during the journey.

Mind What You Eat

Healthy living starts with what goes into our bodies. You can avoid many health-related challenges when you eat healthy food. During travel, you need to be careful about what you consume. Although there is the excitement that comes with traveling, which can make you eat anything and everything along the way, you need to watch out and stay disciplined.

Bad healthy habits can get you sick and uncomfortable and spoil your fantastic journey. Plan on eating nutritious food and healthy snacks, fruits, vegetables, and avoid luxury food. Also, limit the intake portions and avoid fatty, high sugar, and salty food.

Stay Hydrated

Water is essential to your body at all times. It flushes out toxins from the body system and keeps you looking fresher and feeling relaxed from the inside out. Get an efficient and portable water filter instead of purchasing disposable plastic water bottles.

Have it filled with water and stay hydrated all through. In case you are traveling to hot areas, ensure you pack extra water. As an added advantage, staying hydrated will balance your lymph system, keeping you focused, and enabling you to remain active through the joinery.

Get Enough Sleep

A healthy and robust body needs sleep, whether in the day or at night. It boosts both mental and physical health and keeps you safe throughout your trip. You can take a nap while on transit and also once you arrive at your destination to achieve your sleep goals. Although your sleep pattern may change due to change in time zones, try to fulfill the recommendable hours per day.

You can wait till bedtime and extend your alarm and only wake up when your body and mind are fresh and fully relaxed. You can’t achieve much during the day with a fatigued body, so ensure you set aside time to take a nap to relax the spirit, mind, and body.

Be Active and Exercise

During the journey, your body may get fatigued due to prolonged sitting hours. Even if you have space to stretch up your legs, you still need to stay up and stretch your body. There are local scenes at your destination and also along the journey. You can create time to take a walk in the new town, watching out for new things as you go.

If you like physical activities like biking, hikes, skiing, find out the possibility of accessing such events in the new town. However, if you are not a fan of physical exercise, you can get out and bask on the sun to get some fresh air, taking a few steps, breathing in and out. The bottom line is to keep the body active and freshened. It keeps you safe and healthy from body pains and other health-related ailments.

Take Some Time to Meditate

Meditation has many health benefits, and it allows you to think about life away from your busy work schedule and family. You get ample time away from daily distractions to focus your mind. Even if you are traveling with friends and family, you can still create time for yourself.

If you had piled up heavy thoughts in your mind, this is the time to let go, get free, and feel relaxed. There are many emotional, mental, and physical side effects of stress. It affects your mind, nerves, joints, muscles, and other body vital organs.

So, chill out, get a journal to read, write something about life, or something you like to do or what you want to achieve in the next five years. Document what makes you happy in life, and how it contributes to your health and wellness.

Take Care of Your Physical Body

As you keep your emotional and mental status safe and healthy, don’t forget about your physical body. When out on physical activities during the trip, remember to protect your body from harmful elements like hot weather, heavy rainfall. Use protective gear during outdoor activities and other protective essentials. Take care of yourself so that you go back home sound, healthy, and safe.

Conclusion

How you take care of yourself during the trip determines your fulfillment. Keep it all safe and healthy so that you have thrilling and memorable moments. Maximize every opportunity to make it a joyful moment of your life by staying safe and healthy.