I have always been interested in beautiful domes around the world, gardens and lighthouses. While lighthouses remind me that there is always a glimmer of light to follow in the storm of life, gardens make me feel free. I love the shape and material of domes. Their wonderful architecture is the expression of a historical era. They can be colorful, multifaceted, spherical, squared. I also like the idea of what kind of wonderful masterpiece can be hidden inside a dome. Looking at them from a terrace at sunset while I enjoy a drink is really amazing! Here’s an overview of the most beautiful domes around the world not to miss on your vacation.
1) Gur-e Amir Mausoleum, Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The Mausoleum is the place where the conqueror Timur and some member of his family were buried. There is a curious legend about it: in 1941 the archaeologist Mikhail Gerasimov opened the tomb and confirmed that Timur and his grandson Ulugh Beg were there. He also found an incision that said “Whoever disturbs my tomb will unleash an invader more terrible than I”. Creepy! The gorgeous blue dome is decorated with stars and white dots.