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Gallery: building in threes

There must be something comforting about three. People always give up after three.

Sherlock Holmes

Hopefully the above isn’t true of architects and builders; we would all be very short of homes, schools, offices, etc. etc. if they were to give up after three!

However, it is true to say that I didn’t find it too difficult to search out some good examples of Thursday Trios in architecture for this week’s challenge. Some are whole buildings, but most are building features. It seems doors, windows, even chimney pots do often come in threes! And as always, I’m taking you all over the world to find them.

My featured photo is of the Registan in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, with its three huge madrassahs: Ulugh Beg, Sher-Dor and Tilya-Kori. In the gallery below I’ve included links to posts about some of the buildings photographed, should you be interested to see more than just three features.

Three glass doors in a yellow building with a fountain in front

Rundale Palace, Latvia


Group of school children on steps outside a large building with three doors

The entrance to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria, with visiting school group


Ornate building with three sets of windows

The façade of the Palacio del Rey Don Pedro in the Real Alcazar in Seville, Spain


Terracotta coloured building with three corner towers

At Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned capital of the third Mughal emperor Akbar


Three green domes with forested hills behind

A church in Kempten, Germany


Three small attic windows in a tiled roof

Roof and windows in Koblenz, Germany


Three white chimneys on tiled roofs

Chimney pots in Faro, Portugal


Wooden building with three windows

In the Latgale district of Riga, Latvia


Three brick arches supporting machinery

A ruined sugar mill in the jungle of Lamanai in Belize


Three small huts on raised platforms with banyan trees

Small huts for drying salt in Senegal


Three colourful wooden huts

Beach huts at Broadstairs, Kent, England


Brick buildings with white wooden structures at the top of the roof

Oast houses at Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, England


Three slender stained glass windows

And to finish, some beautiful stained glass in the Sacré Coeur, Paris

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