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Riteish's five favourite monuments

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By: Screen Weekly, IndiaFM
Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Architect-turned-actor Deshmukh Jr. lists out five architectural wonders around the world:

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai
Aamchi Mumbai's rail terminal heads Riteish's list, "Just look at the detailing of the building! It is an exquisite sample of colonial architecture in India. It brings back the grandeur of the bygone era"

Louvre Museum, Paris
The most visited and one of the oldest, largest, and most famous art galleries and museums of the world is Deshmukh's pet landmark for it's magnificence. "Also the new pyramidal entrance to the museum is a great creative innovation"

Frans Lord Wright House, USA
Designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935, it was the residence of businessman Edgar Kaufmann. " What is so special about it is that it is a cabin in the wilds situated atop a waterfall, so it is called Fallingwater"

Tadao Ando's Church on water, Japan
Located in Hokkaido, this Japanese church designed by famous architect Tadao Ando, overlooks a shallow artificial lake which has been created by the diversion of a nearby stream. "It is so serene"

Ando's Church Of Light, Japan
Ando appears to be the young star's favourite architect. Another one of Ando's churches located in the suburbs of Osaka, consisting of two rectangular walls that are both cut at a 15-degree angles by free-standing concrete columns, is his final choice. "When the light passes through this wall, it lights up like a cross"

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