Exploring the Wonders: A Journey to Mysterious and Amazing Places

By Sarah Norman | May 8, 2024

Actual Curved 3-Story House Sits in the Rezydent Shopping Center in Downtown Sopot, Poland

If the human imagination can dream it, architects and builders can construct it! From the humble to the extravagant, there is no limit to the uniqueness and creativity of buildings found around the world. In this collection of photographs, we explore some of the coolest, strangest, and most spectacular architecture in the world.

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This house is amazing! The curves are real on this three story house in Sopot, Poland, which means it was probably an tremendous challenge for the builders, engineers, and architects that designed the building, which has become known as The Crooked House. Not surprisingly, the Crooked House is the number one most photographed building in all of Poland and is an Instagrammers dream. 

A Spectacular On the Water Stage Built for the 2002 Bregenz Performing Arts Festival in Austria

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They’re so extra! The Bregenz Festival “Opera on the Lake”, which began in Austria in 1946, has earned a reputation for building some of the most spectacular and elaborate stages ever constructed…and they float on Lake Constance. This photograph shows the set for Guiseppe Verdi’s “A Masked Ball” which was performed for crowds of 6,800 people a night during the 2002 theatrical season. The Bregenz Festival has performed many of the world’s best loved operas, all on huge, over-the-top stage sets. As you can imagine, there are challenges to constructing stage sets of this size and complexity…and outdoors ON WATER…yet the festival continues to outdo itself year after year.