There are marvelous feats of architecture that were built in ancient times and still stand today. They tell a story of grand civilizations of the past. The give a testimony of the grandeur of the human mind.
Are you awe-inspired by ancient architectural structures?
Living on a continent that has only had permanent buildings for a couple of centuries I haven't seen much ancient architecture, just a few ruins in Rome. The Colloseum was impressive but some more modern buildings like cathedrals (Notre Dame, York Minster) impressed me more. It does get you thinking about the lives of the people who build the place, really fires the imagination.
I'm fascinated by ancient architecture and history, as they provide such a powerful insight into the way that people lived thousands of years ago. I did my first trip to the UK and Europe a year ago and was overwhelmed by the ancient architecture and archaeological sites I encountered there. So many eras and civilisations have come and gone, yet these structures remain. I also loved visiting Angkor Wat in Cambodia (a thousand-year old temple complex), as well as various ancient historical sites when I've visited India.
I haven't seen any ancient architecture in person, but I look at them in images and think, "Wow, imagine the peoplepower that went into constructing that!". And they didn't have the kinds of technology we have today. It's pretty impressive.
Of course I am , the vision, the context of the times and the tools that they had to build them make them in my eyes that more impressive. In this day and age our buildings appear somewhat unimaginative in comparison.
Yes, I'm quite fascinated with ancient architecture. I many time wonder how they built them and how long it took. Some of these structures are located in places where those ancient people had no advanced tools (that we know of).