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Art of Building - an international competition of architectural photography. Here are pictures of the abandoned power to wind turbines and a stairway to heaven.

You believe that the structure near your home better and more beautiful? Participate in the contest next year.

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What it is - is not specified, but the photographer tells how a lack of light on the sides can focus on the main things. (Photo by Jonathan Walland):

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These giant dandelions - windmills, actually. Machines for generating energy from wind. (Photo by Derek Snee):

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Making an Italian castle. (Photo by Gina Soden):

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Stairs to the sky in Paraguay. (Photo by Enrique Gimenez-Velilla):

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Art installation of thousands of pieces of aluminum and hundreds of LED lamps. It should be like a beehive, established in London. (Photo Naf Selmani):

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To make it clear, from the outside this building looks like this:

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And so. This is not the pictures from the contest.

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Detail of the 40-storey skyscraper St Mary Ex 30 in London, the construction of which is designed as a retina with a central bearing base. Residents of a greenish tint glass and a characteristic form called his "cucumber". (Photo by James Tarry):

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The Buddhist Academy Larung Gard. It was the biggest Buddhist settlement in the world. Now it's all carried away by the Chinese authorities. (Photo by Marco Grassi):

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The hard work in a brick factory in India. (Photo Shibasish Saha):

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Demolition construction in Egypt also noted the jury. (Photo by Barbara Rossi):

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In the square between the "solar stone" and cable-stayed bridge is an unusual bronze sculpture, donated by the city of Riga in 2007, Hansabank - Estonian subsidiary of Swedbank. The composition is called "Counter Riga towers." Here, to the left of her head sticking out. (Photo by Oleg Dashkov):

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The coast of Croatia. (Photo by Senad Tahmaz):

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People's Friendship Arch - monuments of Kiev, located in the Groin park on the right high bank of the Dnieper. It opened in 1982 after a four-year construction and was timed to the 60th anniversary of the USSR. (Photo by Oleksandr Nesterovskyi):

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The blizzard and buildings in New York. (Photo by Michelle Palazzo):

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But the winner of the Art of Building architectural photography has become this one picture control room at an abandoned power plant in Hungary. (Photo Roman Robroek):

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