Editors’ picks – Modern vs. historic architecture

Hi all! In this week’s edition of the Editors‘ picks, we’ll have a look at the contrast of two different types of architecture – the modern one, and the ancient one.

 

View from the SkyPod of CN Tower by Jürgen Matern (click on the picture to open the pano)

Modern cities are a great place for taking panos, for sure, especially if you are able to take the shot from above the roofs. Jürgen did just that, standing on top of the Toronto’s famous CN Tower, and the view looks just great. So have a look around!

 

Candlelight Vigil @ Victoria Park by wongchichuen (click on the picture to open the pano)

Big, modern cities lack that piece of humanity sometimes, don’t they? They can be cold, anonymous and busy. But it’s people who make it friendly, warm a comfortable. Humanity and friendship are the values making the big cities exciting.

Let’s move back in time and space. The tomb on the first pano belongs to Artaxerxes II, a Persian king who died in 358 BC. The other pano pictures a church in Thessaloniki, Greece, built almost 1000 years later.

 

The royal tomb of Artaxerxes II by Sergej Esnault (click on the picture to open the pano)

Hagios Demetrios by Kostas Chaidemenos (click on the picture to open the pano)

So much difference between the modern and historic architecture, right? Tech evolution, endless possibilities on one side, and countless stories and exciting history on the other. Which one do you prefer?

By the way, there’s more that got our attention last week!

Stalactite Cave Avshalom by Sergey Sirotkin (click on the picture to open the pano)

Water tower inside arboretum by Liviu Jurca (click on the picture to open the pano)

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