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Interesting Facts

Amazing Architecture

Baroque

Did you know that the word Baroque means mishapen pearl and it was derived out of Renaissance architecture. The most distinct shape in Baroque is the oval. St.Paul's Cathedral, Queen's College Oxford and Blenheim Palace are examples of Baroque architecture.

Byzantine

Did you know that Byzantine architecture bgan in the 5th century in Byzantium (now Istanbul). Circle to square

Rococo

Did you know that Rococo comes from the French word rocaille meaning rocks and shells. Rococo architecture is a variation of Baroque and began in the 18th century in Versailles. Rococo uses pastels and gold and was the later Baroque, lighter and more subtle.

Renaissance

Did you know that a common feature of Renaissance architecture was the dome.

Victorian Architecture

Did you know that Victorian architecture originated in Europe as a revival of older styles such as Gothic and Italianate.