LONDON-NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM


Located in South London, Kensington district, on Exhibition Road,  building was built in 1881, by the civil engineer Captain Francis Fowke who died shortly afterwards and the project was undertaken by Alfred Waterhouse .

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The final version of the architectural scheme  after his many alterations consisted of  one edifice in a rectangular plan, with two tall towers , grand portico, all in a romanesque style – what must have been  quite unusual  and  peculiar but still within the high Victorian style.B
The external elevations was made mainly of brick extensively cladded with the colorful terracotta mouldings manufactured by Gibbs and Canning Ltd, featured many relief sculptures of flora and fauna to liven up a Victorian buildings in the area.

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Nowadays the building is a perfect centre of entertainment for the families and nobody  gets out of the building bored or disgusted .
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No 4 London’s most popular museums – it is really brilliant and it’s dinosaurs skeletons’ collection is truly impressive 🙂

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KRAKOW- CRACOW- COLLEGIUM MAIUS


Collegium Maius, the oldest  edifice of  Jagiellonian Univeristy in Krakow known also as Krakow Academy, was founded by polish king Wladislaw Jagiello.

Built in  15-th century as a late gothic structure with a large internal courtyard with a  pointed arched arcades and the cristal vaulting.

It is located in the corner of Jagiellonska Street and St Ann’s Street in a medieval  old town centre.

The very precious building for every krakovian and a university student.It is fully original edifice from the period mad of stone and brick  and the most fascinating features of the building is original paving from the period, the well,  located in the centre of the courtyard, the stone surrounded arcades, gothic pinnacles and doors and windows surrounds, the decorations of the balconies with the original stone crests of the old polish families and  founders.

The most famous graduates of the University where astronomer Copernicus in late 15-th century and John Paul II  in           20-th century.

The building is definitely a jewel of gothic architecture, a bit underestimated by some tourist,  but worth of seeing  and strongly recomended