Looking back over some previous posts, I thought I would check and update some holiday-themed posts.

An Italian holiday included a visit to the wonderful **National Cinema Museum in Turin **– see the **Mathematics in the Movies** post.

Visiting Milan and wandering around the lovely Cathedral (one of the largest in Europe) I was struck by the geometry all around!

Some interesting sites on Mathematics and architecture:

From Maths Careers, see **Interesting Buildings Based on Mathematics** and from Tripbase, **9 Most Mathematically Interesting Buildings in the World.**

The Tripbase article includes the cathedral in Barcelona Designed by Antoni Gaudi.

For some further reading Plus Magazine has an article on **Perfect buildings: the maths of modern architecture by Marianne Freiberger.**

**buildings.**Note the different types of queries possible – simply type in the name of a building for information, for example, see

**Eiffel Tower**or enter two buildings for a comparison. It is also possible to look up

**properties of buildings,**did you know that the

**Empire State Building has 102 floors**?!

**A great resource on TES** for when we get back to school is Laura Wilson’s Plans and Elevations, a PowerPoint of images showing the plans and elevations of some famous buildings.

All photographs by David Young, taken in the attic space of the Casa Milà Barcelona a building designed by Antoni Gaudí, constructed between 1906 and 1910.

I do like to keep my eye open for mathematical pictures (**Tetrahedral Numbers on Mathisfun**), hence: