A Starbucks coffee by Kengo Kuma – Japan

Me three. Anxious and claustrophobic. Good for getting people to not linger; bad for drawing people in and getting them to stay, relax, and enjoy their beverages. I think it may be because the design is reminiscent of a collapsible structure in a state

Gariep Dam

I read “Gariep” on my front page of reddit and I was like, woah, hold up there, that’s a word I don’t see floating around in the wild very often…

County Road 51 in windswept eastern Colorado.

That word…I do not think it means what you think it means. >Infrastructure: the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, and power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise

Jiantan Station, Taipei

It’s supposed to represent a dragon boat (traditional Chinese boat). Taiwan is also a seismically active area, that might have something to do with it.

Millau Viaduct (France)

Just about to finish my fourth semester in a subset of civil engineering, have been staring at vibrations and dynamics text all day, and my mind immediately starting racing when I saw this. Just hoping the prof doesn’t see this before Monday.

Inside St. Issac’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia

Source: [Power of Ages!](https://500px.com/photo/56478074?utm_campaign=bot&utm_content=botcomment&utm_medium=web&utm_source=reddit) by [Olga Sushkova](https://500px.com/Sushka_Olga?utm_campaign=bot&utm_content=botcomment&utm_medium=web&utm_source=reddit) on [500px.com](https://500px.com?utm_campaign=bot&utm_content=botcomment&utm_medium=web&utm_source=reddit). Request for [RF License](https://prime.500px.com/photos/56478074?utm_campaign=bot&utm_content=botcomment&utm_medium=web&utm_source=reddit).

Inside the dome of the “Bundestag” in Berlin, Germany

[Here](https://i.imgur.com/oQvBTYi.jpg)’s a pic from inside the parliament chamber during the first republic. As a bonus, [here](https://i.imgur.com/mAuF1vg.jpg)’s the first free German parliament, the [National Assembly of 1848](https://i.imgur.com/pDHgEJN.jpg), in St. Paul’s church in Frankfurt (Imperial city of king-elections in the HRR).

Kaufman Center for the Performing Arts

Ewing Kauffman (the namesake) was a pharmaceutical entreprenuer, among many things. He basically started a pharmaceutical company, sold it for a crap ton of money and was very charitable with the profits. The Kansas City Royals baseball stadium is named after him as well

A beautiful photo of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul

[Inside View](http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=hQeExWBQzR6tjM&tbnid=vHPWGfDKl1sM-M:&ved=0CAgQjRwwADgh&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fzeddy1200%2F5216204064%2F&ei=LSdNUpiOLojvlAXz8YG4DQ&psig=AFQjCNEkXoQuumEBe676SJs3dvYRszQAFw&ust=1380874413823631)

Oresund Bridge from Denmark to Sweden

Which, per km, is the second highest price for a train connection(that is not an airport train) in Europe. Only Eurostar London-Brussels is more expensive. Oh, and this was for the old line, which has since been shortened. http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2054&artikel=5786670

The Bridge Pavilion. Zaragoza, Spain.

Agreed it looks like giant molded plastic parts that snap together. Edit: just looked at http://buildipedia.com/aec-pros/featured-architecture/zaragozas-bridge-pavilion and http://www.arcspace.com/features/zaha-hadid-architects/zaragoza-bridge-pavilion/ … its a bit better inside and with engineering details but I still think the exterior looks ridiculous in the context of its environment.

DC Tower, Vienna

As someone who currently lives in DC, I was thinking this was supposed to be in Vienna, VA at first, which was obviously a little confusing (since that isn’t exactly a major skyscraper center).
Click on Like Page, to get new amazing photo every day on facebook.
Thanks! I already Like.