The architecture was fantastic, but not near as exciting as the ride on a ferry.
Within the town the streets are often dark and narrow, and, apart from the cathedral and the hotel de ville, the architecture is of little interest.
Being surrounded by its ancient walls, and retaining thirteen out of its original fifty towers, it is, with its predominantly Gothic architecture, a thoroughly medieval town in appearance.
It also has lycees and training colleges for both sexes, ecclesiastical seminaries, a preparatory school of medicine and pharmacy, schools of architecture, music, commerce and industry, museums of art and antiquities and natural history and a library.
Unlike any other buildings in Abyssinia, the castles and palaces of Gondar resemble, with some modifications, the medieval fortresses of Europe, the style of architecture being the result of the presence in the country of numbers of Portuguese.
Both countries are rich in works of architecture raised during the time of Norman rule.
In Normandy itself, after the separation from England, architecture becomes French, but it is French of a remarkably good type.
Unlike Chinese art it has a genius for architecture and sculpture rather than painting.
Arles still possesses many monuments of Roman architecture and art, the most remarkable being the ruins of an amphitheatre (the Arenes), capable of containing 25,000 spectators, which, in the 11th and 12th centuries, was flanked with massive towers, of which three are still standing.
Their architecture in wood, however, was excellent; and the teak forests of their country afforded the finest timber for building and for carving.
Derbyshire is rich in ecclesiastical architecture as a whole.
The arrival of these texts—as well as Byzantium's own architecture, science, and art—triggered a sensory and intellectual explosion, which became the cultural movement we now call the Renaissance.
Nothing could be more beautiful than the architecture of this ice-palace.
What does architecture amount to in the experience of the mass of men?
A sentimental reformer in architecture, he began at the cornice, not at the foundation.
But a man has no more to do with the style of architecture of his house than a tortoise with that of its shell: nor need the soldier be so idle as to try to paint the precise color of his virtue on his standard.
They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar.
It would signify somewhat, if, in any earnest sense, he slanted them and daubed it; but the spirit having departed out of the tenant, it is of a piece with constructing his own coffin--the architecture of the grave--and "carpenter" is but another name for "coffin-maker."
It should not be by their architecture, but why not even by their power of abstract thought, that nations should seek to commemorate themselves?