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Imposing Collection

The imposing West front of Lincoln Cathedral and Exchequer Gate in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, stands tall against the sky, showcasing the grandeur of medieval architecture

Background imageImposing Collection: West front of Lincoln cathedral and Exchequer Gate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

West front of Lincoln cathedral and Exchequer Gate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageImposing Collection: Niagara Falls on the Niagara River that connects Lakes

Niagara Falls on the Niagara River that connects Lakes Ontario and Erie, American Falls on the left, and Horseshoe Falls on the right, New York State, United States of America (U.S.A.), North America

Background imageImposing Collection: West front of Lincoln Cathedral and Exchequer Gate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

West front of Lincoln Cathedral and Exchequer Gate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageImposing Collection: Scotland / Craigmillar

Scotland / Craigmillar
The imposing 14th century keep of Caigmillar Castle. In 1477 James III imprisoned his brother John, Earl of Mar, in one of its cellars

Background imageImposing Collection: Eilean Donan castle by night (mirrored), Scotland

Eilean Donan castle by night (mirrored), Scotland

Background imageImposing Collection: The Big Buddha statue, Po Lin Monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China, Asia

The Big Buddha statue, Po Lin Monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China, Asia

Background imageImposing Collection: Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

Background imageImposing Collection: Typesetter at work

Typesetter at work
A compositor at a the Lund Humphries print works places a small type glyph on a forme rack, finishing a page of imposing surface text prior to inking and printing. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

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Church of the Resurrection (Church on Spilled Blood), St. Petersburg, Russia, Europe

Background imageImposing Collection: Florence skyline

Florence skyline, Tuscany, Italy

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A pilgrim in blue sits by the Holy Pool of Nectar at the Golden Temple, centre of the Sikh religion, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Background imageImposing Collection: Bleak House

Bleak House, Broadstairs, Kent, England. This building has great literary associations, for it was here that Charles Dickens lived and wrote " David Copperfield" etc

Background imageImposing Collection: England / Weobley

England / Weobley
Weobley, a beautiful Herefordshire market town of old half-timbered houses, mellowed by age and clustering round an imposing 14th century church. Date: 1950s

Background imageImposing Collection: Chateau de Hautefort, Dordogne Valley, Aquitaine, France, Europe

Chateau de Hautefort, Dordogne Valley, Aquitaine, France, Europe

Background imageImposing Collection: Mountain bikers stop on their circuit of Mont Blanc

Mountain bikers stop on their circuit of Mont Blanc to look at Western Europes highest mountain

Background imageImposing Collection: Giant sequoia tree

Giant sequoia tree, Sequoia National Park, California, USA, North America

Background imageImposing Collection: Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK

Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK

Background imageImposing Collection: The Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

Background imageImposing Collection: Schonbrunn Palace at dusk, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vienna, Austria, Europe

Schonbrunn Palace at dusk, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vienna, Austria, Europe

Background imageImposing Collection: Burj Khalifa, the tallest man made structure in the world at 828 metres

Burj Khalifa, the tallest man made structure in the world at 828 metres, viewed from the Palace Hotel, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East

Background imageImposing Collection: Knole / Green Court West

Knole / Green Court West
Imposing mediaeval, Kentish ragstone house, home of the Sackville family from the 16th century. This view shows the Green Court with its magnificent gatehouse

Background imageImposing Collection: Built in the 1840s

Built in the 1840s, Palacio de Pena in the hills above Sintra is a deliberate fantasy of kitsch. It was abandoned in 1910 by the fleeing royal family

Background imageImposing Collection: Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle, Highlands, Scotland, UK, Europe

Background imageImposing Collection: Urbino, Marche

Urbino, Marche, Italy, Europe

Background imageImposing Collection: City Hall on Marienplatz

City Hall on Marienplatz, Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Europe

Background imageImposing Collection: Bodium Castle, Bodium, East Sussex, England, UK, Europe

Bodium Castle, Bodium, East Sussex, England, UK, Europe

Background imageImposing Collection: Arts and Crafts Museum, Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

Arts and Crafts Museum, Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

Background imageImposing Collection: St. Peters Square, Vatican, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

St. Peters Square, Vatican, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background imageImposing Collection: Cathedral, Santiago de Compostela

Cathedral, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, Europe

Background imageImposing Collection: John Hancock Center

John Hancock Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Background imageImposing Collection: River Meuse in the old town of Dinant, Ardennes, Belgium

River Meuse in the old town of Dinant, Ardennes, Belgium

Background imageImposing Collection: Portrait of Queen Victoria, 1859 (oil on canvas) (detail of 192754)

Portrait of Queen Victoria, 1859 (oil on canvas) (detail of 192754)
STC425397 Portrait of Queen Victoria, 1859 (oil on canvas) (detail of 192754) by Winterhalter, Franz Xaver (1806-73) (after); Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Background imageImposing Collection: The Char Minar (Charminar) triumphal arch in Hyderabad

The Char Minar (Charminar) triumphal arch in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Background imageImposing Collection: Imperial College of Science and Technology, South Kensington

Imperial College of Science and Technology, South Kensington. It was established in 1907 in Londons scientific and cultural heartland in South Kensington, as a merger of the Royal College of Science

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A limousine leaves the entrance to Mount Nelson Hotel

Background imageImposing Collection: Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris, France

Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris, France. Date: late 19th century

Background imageImposing Collection: Premier Hotel, Southampton Row, Russell Square, London

Premier Hotel, Southampton Row, Russell Square, London
Premier Hotel, 150 Southampton Row, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London - now called New Premier House. Date: circa 1914

Background imageImposing Collection: Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral, Somerset, England, was begun between 1183 and 1192 and was completed in 1260. Date: 12th - 13th century

Background imageImposing Collection: Union Workhouse, Hertford

Union Workhouse, Hertford
A view of Hertford Union workhouse, Hertfordshire, opened in around 1869 on Ware Road, Hertford. The imposing three-storey building has a clock tower at its centre

Background imageImposing Collection: The TransAmerica Pyramid

The TransAmerica Pyramid, at 260m the tallest building in San Francisco, California, USA

Background imageImposing Collection: Art Nouveau architecture

Art Nouveau architecture, 13 Alberta iela, Riga, Lativa, Baltic States, Europe

Background imageImposing Collection: The Mahabodhi temple

The Mahabodhi temple, the stupa at the Bodhi tree where the Buddha attained enlightenment at Bodh Gaya (Bodhgaya), Bihar State, India

Background imageImposing Collection: The Mahabodi Temple at Bodh Gaya (Bodhgaya)

The Mahabodi Temple at Bodh Gaya (Bodhgaya), where the Buddha attained enlightenment, Bihar State, India

Background imageImposing Collection: The Lakshmi Narayan or Birla Mandir Temple

The Lakshmi Narayan or Birla Mandir Temple, Hindu temple to the goddess of wealth, Delhi, India

Background imageImposing Collection: River Danube and Parliament building

River Danube and Parliament building, Budapest, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hungary, Europe

Background imageImposing Collection: Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Sophia, Bulgaria

Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Sophia, Bulgaria

Background imageImposing Collection: Arched bridge over River Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England

Arched bridge over River Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageImposing Collection: The temple of Angkor Wat, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The temple of Angkor Wat, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia




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The imposing West front of Lincoln Cathedral and Exchequer Gate in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, stands tall against the sky, showcasing the grandeur of medieval architecture. Niagara Falls on the Niagara River that connects Lakes Erie and Ontario is a breathtaking natural wonder, with its powerful cascades imposing their presence on all who witness them. In Scotland's Craigmillar, an imposing castle looms over the landscape, evoking a sense of history and mystery as visitors explore its ancient walls. Eilean Donan Castle by night reflects its majestic silhouette onto the calm waters surrounding it. Its illuminated beauty is truly imposing against the dark Scottish sky. Once again in Lincolnshire, the West front of Lincoln Cathedral and Exchequer Gate captivate passersby with their impressive stature. These architectural marvels leave no doubt about their significance in British history. The Big Buddha statue at Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island in Hong Kong commands attention with its towering height. This spiritual icon exudes an aura of serenity while simultaneously impressing visitors with its sheer size. St. Peter's Square in Vatican City showcases an array structures that symbolize power and faith. The grandeur of this place leaves pilgrims and tourists alike awestruck by its magnificence. The Church of Resurrection (Church on Spilled Blood) in St. Petersburg stands as a testament to Russian architecture's opulence and splendor—an imposing sight that transports you back to another era. Grand Place in Brussels mesmerizes visitors with its ornate buildings adorned with intricate details—a true showcase of Belgium's rich cultural heritage. The square's vibrant atmosphere further adds to its undeniable allure. A typesetter diligently works amidst stacks of letters—each character carefully placed to create words that will eventually form stories or messages—an art form both meticulous and commanding attention through every printed page produced. A pilgrim dressed in blue finds solace sitting beside the Holy Pool of Nectar, a place of spiritual significance.