Monday, May 6, 2024



There is a website called Agora which posts free to use photographs. Click on the following link to visit:

In 2020 they featured a competition for the best architectural photographs. Here are some, with comments by the photographers for some of pics . . .

Golden Bridge

Location: Danang, Vietnam

"The Golden Bridge has been built at around 1,400 meters above sea level. It is divided into eight spans (the longest one is equal to 20m), with a total length of 148,6 meters. This impressive architecture work has the peculiarity of being held by two giant concrete hands, representing the Mountain God’s hands."

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Location: Bristol, UK

"Once or twice a year the weather conditions produce this amazing scene of the fog passing under the suspension bridge. I've lived next to this bridge for 2 years but I never managed to capture the image. Within a month from moving house, and living over an hour away the conditions looked to align. So I travelled down 3 days in a row and on the final day managed to get it!"


Location: Petare, Caracas, Venezuela


Location: Eltz Castle, Mayen-Koblenz, Germany

The Vessel

Location: New York City, USA

Matsumoto Castle

Location: Matsumoto, Japan


Location: Singapore Changi Airport

A Cold Winter Day

Location: Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany

"My hands were frozen because of the freezing wind, but it was all worth seeing such an epic sunset. The architecture of this castle is stunning, it reminded me of my childhood and Walt Disney. There were a lot of kids when I visited, I still remember the expression of surprise on their faces observing this beautiful castle."

Running Under the Storto

Location: Milan, Italy

"This is the Generali building in Milan, called "lo storto" for its shape. I wanted to underline the integration between the new architecture of my city and the respect of the environment with this runner passing by. It was difficult to choose the perfect point of view and the right storytelling."

Bottle Opener and the Needle

Location: Shanghai, China

Light Through the Dragon’s Gate

Location: Hong Kong

"These quirky cut-outs have long been rumoured to exist for purposes of Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese system of summoning happiness and fortune through an individual's surroundings. Such holes, it is said, act as gateways for "spirit dragons" that reside in the hills behind the towers -- blocking the dragons' path to the water could bring misfortune to local residents. At this time of day, the light was perfect as the sun sets - the key emotion I was looking to evoke is curiosity and wonder at the uniqueness of Hong Kong building structures."

Flat Iron Building

Location: New York City, USA

"I wanted to enhance the special architecture of the Flat Iron building by using a wide-angle lens and a very low perspective, using the inbuilt distortion when tilting the camera down. Laying flat on the pavement in the busy NYC streets was very stressful, so when I started moving around, I had forgotten to close my camera bag and my 70-200 mm fell on the ground. This picture cost me about 1,200$ for the repair on a lens I didn’t even use!"

Fort Alexander 1

Location: Kronstadt, Saint Petersburg, Russia

"Fort Alexander 1 is a naval fortress on an artificial island located in the Gulf of Finland, near St. Petersburg and Kronstadt. From 1899 to 1917, the fort housed a research laboratory on plague and other bacterial diseases. By 1983, the fort was stripped of its fixtures and abandoned. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Fort Alexander was a popular location for rave parties."

Lonely House

Location: Crimea, Russia

"I wanted to convey the peace of being in such a secluded place in solitude. In the current bustling rhythm of life, it is sometimes important to spend time in silence, disconnecting from gadgets and social networks. On the day I took this photo, I found out that I would finally become a dad!"


Location: Singapore

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