C for Columns

Columns form an important part of architecture- both structurally as well as for decoration. Whenever we think of the ancient world we often think of building facades with imposing columns, halls decorated with ornate or fluted columns rising to the sky. I wonder whose idea it was first to put up the first tall, massive column rising to the skies.

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Corinthian Columns at Amman Citadel, Jordan
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Ionic Column at Ephesus, Turkey
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Column Inside Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
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Engaged Columns, Tanjore, India

 

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13 thoughts on “C for Columns”

    1. Really? I’ve never been to New Orleans! I’m sure it’s a lovely place- I’m looking forward to reading your posts.

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