Mankind’s Greatest Libraries

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Mankind’s Greatest Libraries: The Bodleian, United Kingdom

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If you want access to this seminal European library, you must agree to a formal declaration. While the “Bud’s” roots can be traced further than its oft-cited 1602 founding, Oxford University’s Bodleian Library has a heritage as rich as its book collection.

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Russia’s Most Astonishing Architecture


Sutyagin House

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Former gangster Nikolai Sutyagin called this “wooden skyscraper” home before it was destroyed earlier this year. The family home was 13 stories high and was built over 15 years. It was dubbed a fire hazard in 2008 and condemned to demolition in 2009.

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Komsomolskaya

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The Architectural Wonders Of Spain


Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao

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Designed by architect Frank Gehry and opened in 1997, the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. It stands along the Nervion River and is constructed of titanium blocks, stone and glass all interconnected and irregularly shaped. According to Gehry, the stunning curves are meant to reflect the lights.

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