Top 5 Architectural Wonders Built In The Name Of Love

By arya

Love is the power that gives stars in your eyes and butterflies in the stomach. It inspires a lot of creative people for making stupendous and exhilarating things. Some gifted people are ready to build incredibly beautiful castles out of love. There is an abundance of examples of uniquely impressive architecture across the globe, but, unfortunately, many of the buildings are related to tragic love. But even those who have no faith in the great feeling of love can still appreciate the beauty of the buildings erected in honor of the loved ones.

1.Taj Mahal

The fifth place is occupied by the famous mausoleum-mosque Taj Mahal. It was constructed by the great Mughal Padishah called Shah Jahan in honor of his third wife, Mumtaz. The woman died when giving birth to one of their children. Shah Jahan received a plot of land for the erection of the mosque from Maharaja Jaya Singh, giving him a large palace in the center of Agra in return. The construction of the mosque took roughly twenty years, but before the completion of this building, the Padishah was removed from power and locked up in prison by his own child. The great Padishah died in prison. After his death, Shah Jahan was buried in Taj Mahal.

2.Castle of the Hungarian architect Jeno Bori

In the fourth place is the castle of the Hungarian architect Jeno Bori. This masterpiece was built as a tribute of the architect to his precious wife Ilona – the castle is full of her images. The erection of the castle lasted for more than four decades, and the funds for this were raised from the sale of his paintings and sculptures. After her husband was gone, Ilona had inhabited the building for more than 10 years before her death at the age of almost 90. Now, the castle is looked after by the heirs of the architect. There were traders who wanted to buy this landmark building, but they were refused.

3.The House of the Count Nikolai Petrovich Sheremetev

The third place went to the country house of the Count Nikolai Petrovich Sheremetev. This house was built upon the initiative of Nikolai’s wife, the former actress Praskovya Zhemchugova. The woman was kind and did charities, helping get poor people back on their feet. When Praskovya died from phthisis a few years later, Sheremetev decided that the building would become a kind of memorial to the late wife. Currently, the Sklifosovsky Institute is located there.

4.Boldt Castle

American Boldt Castle takes the second place. This story happened in the XIX century when a restaurant dishwasher George Boldt got acquainted with the head of the club “Philadelphia.” This moment leads to a huge turnaround in George’s life. A former dishwasher married the boss’s daughter, and over time became the owner of two large hotel chains and the prestigious Astoria Hotel. Having grown rich, Boldt bought a small heart-shaped island on the border with Canada and built a beautiful castle on it in homage to his beloved wife.

5.Torrechiara Castle

Well, Torrechiara Castle is leading the charge. The famous castle was erected by Pier Maria II de’ Rossi for his cherished spouse. The paramours weren’t free, but Bianca left her husband and settled in the castle. The count spent a lot of money on decorations. The interior was pitched with paintings and ornaments depicting the couple’s relationship. When Bianca died, the Count bequeathed to bury him next to his beloved in the castle. And his will was done.

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