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"Columns: Symbolic Structures that Span Time and Space" From the heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a blazing inferno to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight's epic tale

Background imageColumns Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire

Background imageColumns Collection: View of Roman Forum (Foro Romano), Temple of Saturn and Arch of Septimius Severus

View of Roman Forum (Foro Romano), Temple of Saturn and Arch of Septimius Severus, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background imageColumns Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
King Arthur welcomes the Green Knight into the Banqueting Hall and invites him to dismount and eat with the company. Everyone is amazed to see the unexpected visitor

Background imageColumns Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire. Date: 19th century

Background imageColumns Collection: The hollow head of the Sphinx, Egypt

The hollow head of the Sphinx, Egypt
Remarkable discoveries within the Sphinx: the temple within its hollow head. Professor G. A. Reisners interesting discoveries. A diagrammatic view of hidden temples and a stairway inside the Sphinx

Background imageColumns Collection: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian columns

Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian columns
Classical styles of columns - Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian architecture. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageColumns Collection: Classical Orders

Classical Orders
Columns, capitals and entablatures of the classical orders of architecture: Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite

Background imageColumns Collection: St Peters Basilica, Vatican, Rome, Italy

St Peters Basilica, Vatican, Rome, Italy
St Peters Basilica with its iconic dome, viewed from St Peters Square in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy

Background imageColumns Collection: Poster for French railways to Morocco

Poster for French railways to Morocco
Poster advertising French railways to Morocco, via Paris, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Madrid, to Tangier, Casablanca, Marrakech, and other exotic places

Background imageColumns Collection: Standard periodic table, element types

Standard periodic table, element types
Standard periodic table, colour-coded for element types. The periodic table shows the chemical elements ordered by atomic number (number of protons in the nucleus)

Background imageColumns Collection: Standard periodic table, element types

Standard periodic table, element types
Standard periodic table, colour-coded for element types. The periodic table shows the chemical elements ordered by atomic number (number of protons in the nucleus)

Background imageColumns Collection: University College Lond

University College Lond
University College, London. The impressive classical front

Background imageColumns Collection: Second degree masonic tracing board, 1819 (oil on wood)

Second degree masonic tracing board, 1819 (oil on wood)
3057576 Second degree masonic tracing board, 1819 (oil on wood) by Bowring, Josiah (1757-1832); Library and Museum of Freemasonry, London, UK; eMuseum of Freemasonry; British, out of copyright

Background imageColumns Collection: Boone Tavern Hotel, Berea, Kentucky, USA

Boone Tavern Hotel, Berea, Kentucky, USA
Boone Tavern Hotel, College Square, Berea, Kentucky, USA. It is a hotel, restaurant and guesthouse affiliated with Berea College, built in 1909 and named after the explorer Daniel Boone. Date: 1919

Background imageColumns Collection: RMS Mauretania, First Class Lounge

RMS Mauretania, First Class Lounge Date: circa 1910s

Background imageColumns Collection: Downtown skyline of Kansas City and Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Downtown skyline of Kansas City and Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America, North America

Background imageColumns Collection: Temple of Athena Nike, Acropolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Athens, Greece, Europe

Temple of Athena Nike, Acropolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Athens, Greece, Europe

Background imageColumns Collection: Trinity College of Music, Mandeville Place, London

Trinity College of Music, Mandeville Place, London -- Entrance Hall, showing main staircase leading upwards. circa 1922

Background imageColumns Collection: Logarithm table

Logarithm table. Rows and columns of logarithms. These are numerical values used in mathematics to aid multiplication and division

Background imageColumns Collection: Parthenon in ancient Athens

Parthenon in ancient Athens
The Parthenon atop the Acropolis at the height of Athens power, 400s BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageColumns Collection: The swimming pool on board the Berengaria

The swimming pool on board the Berengaria
A " Bath Club" at Sea: the modern liners land-like buildings. Roman luxury aboard a giant liner crossing the Atlantic: a swimming bath modelled on that of Pompeii built of tiles and marble

Background imageColumns Collection: Reconstruction of the Roman Forum, Rome, Italy

Reconstruction of the Roman Forum, Rome, Italy
Pictorial reconstruction of the Roman Forum and surroundings, Rome, Italy

Background imageColumns Collection: Alhambra, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Granada, Andalusia, Spain, Europe

Alhambra, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Granada, Andalusia, Spain, Europe

Background imageColumns Collection: Thomas Jeffersons Rotunda at the University of Virginia

Thomas Jeffersons Rotunda at the University of Virginia
Rotunda of the University of Virginia, designed by Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville. Digital photograph

Background imageColumns Collection: Claverton Street Chapel, Pimlico, London

Claverton Street Chapel, Pimlico, London (now demolished)

Background imageColumns Collection: Trinity College of Music, Mandeville Place, London

Trinity College of Music, Mandeville Place, London. Date: circa 1922

Background imageColumns Collection: Bank and shops, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

Bank and shops, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
Wyoming Valley Trust Company and Second National Bank (left) and Jonas Longs Sons department store, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA. Date: circa 1907

Background imageColumns Collection: Cover design, Aero Espresso Italiana timetable

Cover design, Aero Espresso Italiana timetable, with scenes of Rhodes and Athens. Serving Brindisi, Athens, Rhodes and Istanbul. 1932

Background imageColumns Collection: Mughal architecture, Delhi, India

Mughal architecture, Delhi, India

Background imageColumns Collection: Cicero Speech Scene

Cicero Speech Scene
MARCUS TULLIUS the Roman writer, statesman and orator delivering a speech to the people of Rome

Background imageColumns Collection: Station In London - Euston

Station In London - Euston
Euston- Station, London serving the London and North-Western Railway. The Euston Arch, built in 1837, was the original entrance to the station, facing onto Drummond Street. It was demolished in 1961

Background imageColumns Collection: View over El Khazneh (the Treasury), Petra, UNESCO World Heritage Site

View over El Khazneh (the Treasury), Petra, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jordan, Middle East

Background imageColumns Collection: Brandenburg Gate floodlit in the evening, Pariser Platz, Unter Den Linden

Brandenburg Gate floodlit in the evening, Pariser Platz, Unter Den Linden, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Background imageColumns Collection: Christ Church, Savannah, Georgia, USA

Christ Church, Savannah, Georgia, USA. Date: circa 1905

Background imageColumns Collection: Greece. Athens. Hadrians Library. Created by Roman Emperor

Greece. Athens. Hadrians Library. Created by Roman Emperor Hadrian in 132 AD. Noth side of the Acropolis of Athens. Corintian order. Detail. Date: 20070527

Background imageColumns Collection: Monument before Fort San Pedro, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Monument before Fort San Pedro, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Background imageColumns Collection: Giants Causeway

Giants Causeway. Columns of basalt rock at the Giants Causeway, in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. This site has been designated a World Heritage Site

Background imageColumns Collection: View of Mount Vesuvius from the ruins of Pompeii, UNESCO World Heritage Site

View of Mount Vesuvius from the ruins of Pompeii, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Campania, Italy, Europe

Background imageColumns Collection: Pantheon and Fountain, Rome, Italy

Pantheon and Fountain, Rome, Italy
View of the entrance to the Pantheon, with a fountain in the piazza in front. The Pantheon was built by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome

Background imageColumns Collection: England / Penzance 1950S

England / Penzance 1950S
Market Jew Street, Penzance, Cornwall, England. The building with Ionic columns is the Market House, with the statue of Sir Humphry Davy, born in Penzance, in front

Background imageColumns Collection: Monticello / West Front

Monticello / West Front
Thomas Jeffersons home at Monticello - the West Front

Background imageColumns Collection: Trevi Fountain at night, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Trevi Fountain at night, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background imageColumns Collection: Horace in Archway

Horace in Archway
QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS Roman lyric poet and satirist

Background imageColumns Collection: Edinburgh cityscape at dusk looking towards Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

Edinburgh cityscape at dusk looking towards Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageColumns Collection: Edinburgh cityscape at dusk looking towards Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

Edinburgh cityscape at dusk looking towards Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageColumns Collection: The ancient town of Olympia, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Peloponnese, Greece, Europe

The ancient town of Olympia, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Peloponnese, Greece, Europe

Background imageColumns Collection: The estate of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, Virginia, United States of America

The estate of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, Virginia, United States of America, North America

Background imageColumns Collection: Extension of the British Museum, London

Extension of the British Museum, London
Extension of the British Museum in London: the new King Edward VII Galleries. A birds eye view showing the new section of the building. Date: 1914




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"Columns: Symbolic Structures that Span Time and Space" From the heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a blazing inferno to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight's epic tale, they have long been associated with heroism and strength. Just like these brave individuals, columns stand tall as enduring symbols of resilience. In the realm of architecture, classical orders such as Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian columns evoke a sense of grandeur and elegance. They grace iconic structures like St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Rome - an awe-inspiring testament to human ingenuity. But they can not confined to ancient marvels alone; they transcend boundaries both physical and cultural. A poster for French railways leading to Morocco showcases how these architectural elements can bridge nations while inviting exploration. Closer to home in Berea, Kentucky lies Boone Tavern Hotel - its stately facade adorned with majestic columns that exude Southern charm. These pillars serve as silent witnesses to countless stories unfolding within its walls. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, it also find their place in academia. The standard periodic table stands proudly with each element type organized into neat rows and columns - a scientific masterpiece guiding our understanding of matter itself. Even University College London boasts impressive columned entrances that welcome eager minds seeking knowledge within its hallowed halls. Columns here symbolize enlightenment and intellectual pursuit. Meanwhile, on the downtown skyline of Kansas City stands Union Station - an architectural gem punctuated by towering columns that reflect both history and progress simultaneously. It serves as a reminder that even amidst modernity, we honor our past through design choices rooted in tradition. Whether it be saving lives or embodying artistic expression or serving practical purposes in construction or education – "columns" are more than just structural elements; they represent humanity's triumphs over adversity throughout time.