Inspiring Design

Whenever I travel, I always pay particular attention to architectural and design detail. I have no background in either graphic arts or architecture and I usually don’t know what I’m looking at, but for some reason I am drawn by them. Whether it be using shells for decoration in Thailand or the ancient Saadian Tombs in Marrakech, here are some examples of art and architecture that have touched me in some way over the years.

Statuary, Grand Palace, Bangkok
Palace decor, Bangkok
Rotunda, City Hall, Dublin, Ireland
Pantheon, Rome, Italy
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey
Ionic Column, Ephesus, Turkey
Cathedral of St. Andrew, Amalfi, Italy
Hall of Twelve Columns, Saadian Tombs, Marrakech, Morocco
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By: Matt Long

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7 Responses

  1. Brendan van Son

    I love this post… the archy of all these places is really great! Nice photography!

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  2. Aditi L (gaytravel.com/blog)

    This post is simple and beautiful- you have a fabulous camera and fabulous eye!

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  3. Nick Laborde

    Architecture is one thing that really intrigues me about traveling. What we think of as old buildings in the US would be considered relatively new in other parts of the World. I’ll be stuffing my hardrive with a lot of those type photos when I hit the road next year.

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    • Matt Long

      Definitely Nick. I especially love finding subtle or unnoticed design. It’s amazing some of the detail you’ll find in the most unlikely of places.

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  4. Elise

    Great photos! I really like the one of the statue in the Grand Palace of Bangkok.

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  5. Jeff Titelius

    Magnificent shots my friend! I can totally relate to you about being drawn to the art and architecture of the many destinations I have seen. I studied 20-century Manhattan architecture in college and it was one of the best courses and research projects I have ever done.

    Thanks for sharing your inspirations!

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