Sometimes while travelling overseas checking out the well known and "top 10" sights can feel a bit crowded and predictable. Don't get me wrong, there is no denying the Taj Mahal or Eiffel Tower are definitely worth seeing, but you also sometimes feel like you are doing what everyone else does.
One thing I like to do when traveling is to pick an interesting theme and investigate this. One of those themes is I like to check out Brutalist architecture. For those unfamiliar, Brutalism became common - particularly in government buildings - during the 1950s-1970s. It is big, concrete and rugged. It is found all over the world, and although I've never visited them, particularly popular in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. It is also very widely hated and disliked.
In 2014 I did a pretty short work trip to New York, London and Prague, but when I had a little bit of spare time I shot this stop motion movie of a few Brutalist buildings. It features the following - the AT&T Long Lines Building at 33 Thomas Street, Žižkov Television Tower, Kips Bay Towers, University Village, Balfron Tower and Barbican Centre. Music by Sonya Waters. Shot on Canon MkII and a not very steady tripod.