If people are the soul of the city, architectural structures and buildings are the face of it!
Being a solo traveller has given me the time and luxury of taking in the mesmerizing views various cities have to offer. Some are the obvious choices of all tourists and some hidden gems in not so trodden lanes and by lanes. Here a quick look at some of the most beautiful streets and buildings I have come across in my trips. Each has a special place in my heart and makes me relive the wonderful memories and cherish the moments.
- Ahh the beauty that is Rome! Apart from the obvious Colosseum the city boasts of beautiful architecture at almost every nook and corner. If there was a contest for most Instagram worthy city, my vote would definitely go for Rome!
2.Mumbai, the place that I call home J is usually famous for its notorious nightlife, the multi-billion dollar Bollywood industry and is also the commercial capital of India. However it is also known for its beautiful vintage buildings that the British had built during their rein in the 1900s. South Mumbai specially has few jewels hidden between streets, like the now residential building next to Sterling Cinema in Fort area, the Naval Officers Training Academy in Colaba or the Fountain area surrounding the Mumbai High court.
3. London my second love! There is so much to do and see in London that even 2 years can sometimes fall short to cover it all! The city comes up with quirky and interactive installations in addition to the architectural wonders that is already sprawling the capital. Take for example the simple yet beautiful stair case lighting next to Central Saint Martins University, close to the King’s Cross station. Being an LCF graduate myself, I can safely say this campus is hands down one of the best in UAL .
4. Vicky Cristina Barcelona was the reason I visited this city and since then I have fallen head over heels in love with Barcelona. During the 19th and 20th century when Neo Gothic art was at its peak Antoni Gaudi the famous architect from Catalonia, Spain made Bracelona his home and weaved his magic across the city. His most famous creations are Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Apart from Gaudi’s masterpieces the city has beautiful colonial structures like the beautiful port office of Barcelona amongst many.
5.If partying, pampering and history could ever go hand in hand Budapest’s Szechenyi Thermal Spa is a must visit. The most praised attraction of Budapest apart from the ruin pubs is fun, relaxing, romantic and affordable! The natural thermal spa is a beautiful unique place to hang out with family as well as friends. A mesmerizing place from within as well as outside!
These little wonders add up to the beauty of each city and helps me travel back in time. Share your travel pictures with us and tell us what you love most about that city. Happy travelling!