One of the most instantly discernible ways that cultures express themselves is in the design of their cities. Each design is from a certain place and time, styles that defined the popular artistic visions of various eras and cultures. As cities age, certain structures survive, others are demolished, and some are replaced by new buildings that bring with them newer styles. This process repeated over hundreds of years is what gives cities their character, a chaotic mixture spanning the evolution of architecture in that particular location. Today with globalization, architects have access to more styles and artistic visions than ever before, inspiring them to mix styles and push the envelope of design. This is the tradition of architecture, reverence for the past and vision for the future, all thrown side by side in the biggest outdoor art galleries in the world: villages, towns, and cities.
This gallery is a collection of stunning and interesting architecture from various ages. Share your own images of your favorite pieces of architecture by tagging photos with #architecture.