Archive for November, 2007

Lady Justice Statue

The Lady Justice is probably one of the most recognizable pieces of sculpture in the world. It is also one of those popular sculptures that cannot be attributed to just a single famous sculptor since a great number of artists from past to present have created their own version of this revered subject. The Lady Justice has adorned many law establishments all over the world with its beauty and its presence that symbolizes one of the inherent virtues of humanity, that is, justice. The Lady Justice …

Salvador Dali

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dali, better known all over the world as Salvador Dali, was a noted Spanish surrealist painter. He was known for his bizarrely striking surrealist paintings and other works. Dali was born on May 11, 1904 in the town of Figueres in Catalonia, Spain. His father, Salvador Dali y Cusi, was a lawyer and who was also a strict disciplinarian. It was Dali’s mother, Filipa Domenech Ferres who encouraged Dali to pursue his artistic inclinations. Dali attended drawing school…

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal has long been regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world. Located in Agra, India, this wonder of ancient architecture is actually a mausoleum that was built on the orders of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Aside from being regarded as one of the most recognizable buildings in the world, the Taj Mahal has also been considered as probably the most beautiful and the most elegant monument built out of a man’s love for his wife. The Taj Mah…

Petronas Twin Towers: Tallest Buildings in the World

The Petronas Towers can be seen towering over the skyline of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. These majestic twin towers hold the record of being the world’s tallest twin structures. The twin towers were even considered as the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 at a height of 452 meters from the roof, including the spires of the two structures. The Petronas Towers was designed by famed architect Cesar Pelli. The towers consisted of 88 floors that are largely constructed out of concrete. T…