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<p>The unique contours of the Munich Olympic Stadium, designed by architect Günther Behnisch and engineer Frei Otto for the summer games of 1972. The famous suspended roof — a vast tent of glass panels held aloft by steel cables and pillars — still looks futuristic almost 50 years after it was erected. </p>
Olympiastadion (Munich)

The unique contours of the Munich Olympic Stadium, designed by architect Günther Behnisch and engineer Frei Otto for the summer games of 1972. The famous suspended roof — a vast tent of glass panels held aloft by steel cables and pillars — still looks futuristic almost 50 years after it was erected.

Munich, Germany
December 2017   ▪   Pentax K3 II

<p>A woman dashes toward the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a striking and strange Soviet take on post-modernism by architect Yuri Platonov.</p>
Presidium

A woman dashes toward the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a striking and strange Soviet take on post-modernism by architect Yuri Platonov.

Moscow, Russia
September 2011   ▪   Panasonic DMC-TZ10

<p>Greenhouses form an abstract pattern in a valley more than a stone's throw away.</p>
Glass houses

Greenhouses form an abstract pattern in a valley more than a stone's throw away.

Bressanone / Brixen, Italy
September 2020   ▪   Pentax KP

<p>Builders on a scaffold working on restorations in the Rock of Cashel complex.</p>
Scaffold

Builders on a scaffold working on restorations in the Rock of Cashel complex.

Cashel, Ireland
October 2009   ▪   Panasonic DMC-FX01

<p>Guangzhou's Canton Tower (formerly the self-defining TV Astronomical and Sightseeing Tower) is a twisting geometric latticework that climbs to a frightening 462 metres. Designed by Mark Hemel and Barbara Kuit, it topped out in 2011 and lights up in a swirling rainbow of colours every night.</p>
Twisting tower

Guangzhou's Canton Tower (formerly the self-defining TV Astronomical and Sightseeing Tower) is a twisting geometric latticework that climbs to a frightening 462 metres. Designed by Mark Hemel and Barbara Kuit, it topped out in 2011 and lights up in a swirling rainbow of colours every night.

Guangzhou, China
May 2012   ▪   Pentax K10D

<p>A detail of figures at the Temple of the Dawn, or Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchaworawihan, in Bangkok.</p>
Temple of the Dawn

A detail of figures at the Temple of the Dawn, or Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchaworawihan, in Bangkok.

Bangkok, Thailand
January 2013   ▪   Olympus TG1

<p>The stairwell as seen from the courtyard of this modest hotel in San Telmo. It was my temporary home when I moved to Buenos Aires in 1997 and started my search for a flat. I love this picture.</p>
Hotel Bolívar

The stairwell as seen from the courtyard of this modest hotel in San Telmo. It was my temporary home when I moved to Buenos Aires in 1997 and started my search for a flat. I love this picture.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 1997   ▪   Pentax IQ Zoom 120

<p>Storm clouds arrive at la Santísima Trinidad de Paraná, one of the Jesuit <em>reducciónes</em> (missionary colonies) built in this region during the 17th and 18th Centuries. They fell into ruin when the Jesuits were expelled by Spain in 1767. </p>
Trinidad

Storm clouds arrive at la Santísima Trinidad de Paraná, one of the Jesuit reducciónes (missionary colonies) built in this region during the 17th and 18th Centuries. They fell into ruin when the Jesuits were expelled by Spain in 1767.

Trinidad, Paraguay
April 1998   ▪   Pentax IQ Zoom 120

<p>Edgar Fonceca's concrete pyramidal cathedral was part of a wave of modernism in Brazil in the 1960s and 1970s (including a whole new capital city built on the ideals, Brasilia). In the foreground corner you can see a bit of another modernist stunner, the EDISE headquarters for Petrobras.</p>
Rio Cathedral

Edgar Fonceca's concrete pyramidal cathedral was part of a wave of modernism in Brazil in the 1960s and 1970s (including a whole new capital city built on the ideals, Brasilia). In the foreground corner you can see a bit of another modernist stunner, the EDISE headquarters for Petrobras.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
May 1998   ▪   Pentax IQ Zoom 120

<p>Hannover's landmark Anzeiger-Hochhaus is one of Germany's first high-rise buildings. Clad in brick over an underlying steel frame, it dates from 1927 and was designed by Fritz Höger. It has long housed the editorial offices of local media outlets, and survived the aerial bombardment that leveled much of the city centre during the Second World War. </p>
Anzeiger-Hochhaus

Hannover's landmark Anzeiger-Hochhaus is one of Germany's first high-rise buildings. Clad in brick over an underlying steel frame, it dates from 1927 and was designed by Fritz Höger. It has long housed the editorial offices of local media outlets, and survived the aerial bombardment that leveled much of the city centre during the Second World War.

Hannover, Germany
April 2012   ▪   Panasonic DMC-TZ10

<p>Berlin's Olympic Stadium was roofless when it hosted the 1936 Games, but during renovations in 2004 a seemingly floating roof was added to cover all 74,475 seats in the stadium (which, despite its age, still has Germany's highest all-seater capacity). The roof conceals clever lighting that creates no discernible shadows on the pitch.</p>
Olympiastadion roof

Berlin's Olympic Stadium was roofless when it hosted the 1936 Games, but during renovations in 2004 a seemingly floating roof was added to cover all 74,475 seats in the stadium (which, despite its age, still has Germany's highest all-seater capacity). The roof conceals clever lighting that creates no discernible shadows on the pitch.

Berlin, Germany
April 2009   ▪   Pentax K10D

<p>Skylights and the zig-zagging roof at the Arminius Markthalle, a covered market dating from the 1890s.</p>
Arminius Markthalle

Skylights and the zig-zagging roof at the Arminius Markthalle, a covered market dating from the 1890s.

Berlin, Germany
March 2015   ▪   iPhone 5S