A family plays at the beach
Capitol building in Columbia South Carolina
The Order of Merced are known as the first to establish a male monastery at the former Santiago de Guatemala. The cross in stone at the atrium, along with the rooms behind the main altar, are the oldest structures in all of La Merced, which date back to the seventeenth century. In 1749, architect Juan de Dios Estrada was granted permission to begin construction of the luxurious architectural masterpiece. In the end result, he constructed a building of low height, a strong gelish design and wide arches and columns, which made it much more capable of withstanding earthquakes that often occur in Guatemala. To this day, La Merced Church is still praised as one of the most influential structures throughout Guatemala.
Entrance to a condo in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger trains, it is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms: 44, with 67 tracks along them. They are on two levels, both below ground, with 41 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower, though the total number of tracks along platforms and in rail yards exceeds 100.
A shot at La Isla Shopping Village in Cancun, Mexico.
A 9 image HDR of the building next to central park in Antigua Guatemala.
The City of Antigua Guatemala, is always overlooked.
Convento La Merced
This is what's left from a convent in Antigua Guatemala
The Colosseum's original Latin name was Amphitheatrum Flavium, often anglicized as Flavian Amphitheater. The building was constructed by emperors of the Flavian dynasty, hence its original name, after the reign of Emperor Nero.
The sculpture is in the Art Deco style, as is the entire Rockefeller Center. Atlas in the sculpture is 15 feet tall, while the entire statue is 45 feet tall, as high as a four-story building. It weighs seven tons, and is the largest sculpture at Rockefeller Center. The North-South axis of the armillary sphere on his shoulders points towards the North Star as seen from New York City.
Times Square is a major commercial intersection in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. The extended Times Square area, also called the Theatre District, consists of the blocks between Sixth and Eighth Avenues from east to west, and West 40th and West 53rd Streets from south to north, making up the western part of the commercial area of Midtown Manhattan.
Providence is the capital and most populous city of Rhode Island and was one of the first cities established in the United States. Located in Providence County, it is the third largest city in the New England region.
The Rhode Island State House is the capitol of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It is located on the border of the Downtown and Smith Hill sections of the state capital city of Providence. The State House is a neoclassical building that houses the Rhode Island General Assembly and the offices of the governor of Rhode Island as well as the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and General Treasurer of Rhode Island. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Breakers was built as the Newport summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, a member of the wealthy United States Vanderbilt family. It is built in a style often described as Goût Rothschild. Designed by renowned architect Richard Morris Hunt and with interior decoration by Jules Allard and Sons and Ogden Codman, Jr., the 70-room mansion has approximately 65,000 sq ft (6,000 m2) of living space. The home was constructed between 1893 and 1895 at a cost of more than $12 million (approximately $310 million in today's dollars adjusted for inflation).
The Cathedral of St. Patrick is a decorated Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral church in the United States. It is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and a parish church, located on the east side of Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets in midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, directly across the street from Rockefeller Center and specifically facing the Atlas statue.
A lonely bench can tell many stories from different people, from all backgrounds.
In Honolulu Hawaii
Antigua Guatemala (commonly referred to as just Antigua or la Antigua) is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Mudéjar-influenced Baroque architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial churches. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Central Park is the heart of the city. The reconstructed fountain there is a popular gathering spot.
Kaminal Juyu is a Pre-Columbian site of the Maya civilization that was primarily occupied from 1500 BC to AD 1200. Kaminal juyu has been described as one of the greatest of all archaeological sites in the New World by Michael Coe, although its remains today - a few mounds only - are far less impressive than other Maya sites more frequented by tourists. When first mapped scientifically (by E. M. Shook over a period of decades from the 1930s on), it comprised some 200 platforms and pyramidal mounds, at least half of which were created before the end of the Preclassic period (AD 250). Debate continues about the size, scale, and degree by which, as an economic and political entity, it integrated both the immediate Valley of Guatemala and the Southern Maya area.
Antigua Guatemala, Cerro de la Cruz
Una de las fechas más destacadas para el pueblo de Sumpango se refiere al 1 de noviembre, día de Todos los Santos cuando se celebra junto al cementerio el festival de Barriletes Gigantes, declarado el 30 de octubre de 1998 como Patrimonio Cultural de Guatemala. November 1st is a special day in Sumpango, it's all saints day, giant kites are displayed as a tradition, very colorfull and hand made. The giant kites take about 6 to 8 months to design, make and are built and elevated on the day of, these kites measure from 30 to 80 feet tall and are elevated to display by hand pulling on ropes.
Walking down the street i found this awesome view, i had to take it.
The fountain at la merced.
The conmplete name of this place is Our Lady of Zaragoza Church and Capuchinas Convent or Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza y Convento de Capuchinas, but it is known as Capuchinas. It was finished on January 25th, 1736. It was the fifth convent built in the city. It was designed by Architect Diego de Torres. The area that used to be the church has been highly restored and has been the subject of more than one controversy. Sometimes it is used to house a public event like a concert or presentation. It has very nice gardens. It was founded by five monastic nuns that came from Madrid. The request for the construction was filed on 1720. The King granted permission to build it on May 5th, 1725. The church front and the interior arcs are build with stone. Iron was used for it’s construction. Sixteen reclusion cells for the nuns are placed in a characteristic circular shape that surround a patio. All the cells had bathroom with a common drains for all the rooms. It is said to be the only convent in America with this shape. It is located at 2nd Avenue North and 2nd Street (2da Avenida Norte and 2da Calle) or Calle de Capuchinas with Calle de Santo Domingo. It is kept by the Consejo Nacional para la Protección de Antigua Guatemala (CNPAG). It is open to the public and admission is charged.
Arquitectura de Tulum, Mexico
Koger center for the Arts in Columbia, South Carolina