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 Comments Add yours

  1. Interesting Photographs

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you so much!

  2. Gorgeous photos. I love columns. We have so many buildings with them in so many styles in New Orleans. I constantly find myself studying them on our daily walks.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

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

      1. It really is a special place, and I can just imagine the beautiful pictures you would take of my wonderful city.

  3. Nirmala says:

    Amazing collection of photos!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks very much! I have tons of photos stashed up

  4. Amazing photographs! I love columns. They look stately and give a feeling of strength to the structure.
    @yenforblue from
    Spice of Life!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you for visiting Archana!

  5. Lav says:

    Fantastic collection of photos..
    The details you provide are very interesting as well…

  6. Good question! This is a very interesting array of beautifully distinct styles.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you!

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