Exploring through architecture
Architecture is a very palpable way to look back at the history of a destination and can be a crystal ball with which to see into its future. A streetscape can be a time capsule chronicling growth and change throughout time. Much can be read in the walls and rooftops, doorways and windows of a city. Politics, religion, economy and trends are all documented in post and lintel. Architectural styles tell us about a city’s jubilant peaks, full of hope; dilapidation and abandonment mark the devastating lows and defeat; while urban renewal signals rebirth and optimism.
Behind the facade
Duende highlights the most interesting built environments around the world and gets to know the stories behind the grand facades. You will even find a little architecture 101 set out in layman’s terms for the traveller who wants to go a little deeper. Duende catalogues the architectural masterpieces and engineering feats discovered by Madam ZoZo on her travels. Structures range from the ancient ruins of Buddhist temples to contemporary city skylines; historic monuments to landmark bridges. Not to mention some personal stories about her relationships with some very special structures.