A column or pillar in architecture and structural engineering is a structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements below. In other words, a column is a compression member. The term column applies especially to a large round support (the shaft of the column) with a capital and a base or pedestal which is made of stone, or appearing to be so. A small wooden or metal support is typically called a post, and supports with a rectangular or other non-round section are usually called piers. For the purpose of wind or earthquake engineering, columns may be designed to resist lateral forces. Other compression members are often termed "columns" because of the similar stress conditions. Columns are frequently used to support beams or arches on which the upper parts of walls or ceilings rest. In architecture, "column" refers to such a structural element that also has certain proportional and decorative features. A column might also be a decorative element not needed for structural purposes; many columns are "engaged", that is to say form part of a wall.
Brandenburg gate - The historic building in Berlin is one of the landmarks of the city, designed by a German architect,
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Brandenburg gate

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Old town of Groznjan. - Old town of Groznjan in Croatia.
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Old town of Groznjan.

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Vatican - interior - Vatican, richly decorated interiors
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Temple in Petra. - Temple in Petra. Jordan.
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Temple in Petra.

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Palace terrace.

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Monuments of Germany - A magnificent palace in Germany at night
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view from the tower - view through the exit from the tower
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view from the tower

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pałac Marii Luizy - pałac Marii Luizy Sewilla
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Rynek Główny w Krakowie - Widok na kościół św. Wojciecha
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Rzym w słońcu

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Akropol ; Grecka świątynia - cudowna stara cywilizacja
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