No toddler ever looked up at the sky and failed to question its parents about the remarkable shining objects, we know as stars. Since the time ancient Greek intellectuals looked up at the sky, recognized the patters and slow movements when most saw random white dots on a black canvas, to the recent times, when we got to witness the first ever image of a black hole, a concept so ahead of its time, stargazing and astronomy has always been a matter of interest to humans.
As the years went by and we understood more about the night sky, the means to observe and study such celestial objects changed drastically. To teach and get people familiar with constellations, stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae, clusters, and so many more celestial objects, in an extravagant and theatrical manner, the concept of public access planetariums was introduced. The dome-shaped structures with a large area to sit and observe as the complex motions and structures are projected all around the observers, with spellbinding music that provide such a stimulating experience, not one person dare avert their eyes. With abundance of such theatres opened across the world, following are the top 5 planetariums in the world, which should definitely be explored! Continue at Source: 5 Of The Best Planetariums In The World | CEOWORLD magazine
From the Palace of Versailles to the Palacio Real de Madrid, explore the world’s most beautiful palaces with their rich history and impressive architecture.
Once the homes of kings and emperors, these opulent royal residencies provide an opportunity to soak in their architectural splendor and rich history. Today, these palaces are popular tourist destinations, offering contemporary visitors a glimpse into the past. Take a look at Spear’s list of the World’s 10 Most Beautiful Palaces. Continue at Source: The World’s 10 Most Beautiful Palaces – Spear’s Magazine
When traveling, a lot of people understandably find beauty in nature, but we often forget how awe-worthy man-made creations can be. The top ten tallest towers in the world, for example, are breathtaking and can even seem surreal. Continue at Source: The 10 Tallest Buildings In The World (& Where To See Them)
From wisteria to bougainvillea–we love how they add magic to any exterior.
What is it about a plant-covered building that alights our senses and delights us so much? Perhaps it’s the ultimate bridge between natural and man-made beauty, because there’s nothing that delights us more than gazing upon trailing autumn branches over a Brooklyn brownstone or bunches of lavender-toned wisteria drooping over a stern Victorian façade. In fact, the appeal of a photogenic house exterior is so widely shared, it’s begun to irk the residents of one particularly ’grammable Paris street. And it doesn’t stop there. Continue at Source: 30 of the most beautiful plant-covered buildings we’ve ever seen
24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat to determine the 50 tallest buildings in the world. Scroll thorugh to learn more.50. Aon Center • Height: 1,136 feet, 83 floors • Location: Chicago, United States • Use: office • Completed in: 1973 Continue at Source: 50 of the tallest buildings in the world
Religious buildings are the pioneers when it comes to spectacular ceilings. Since medieval times cathedrals and mosques have been designed to draw the eyes heavenward – like Sainte-Chapelle in Paris (pictured above), a French gothic structure built in the early 1200s to house Louis IX’s relics of Jesus Christ, including the Crown of Thorns. At one time the holiest place on earth, the roof of Sainte-Chapelle has been considered an architectural marvel since its creation. Read more at Source: 35 incredible ceilings around the world