West Buddha

Disappointed Tourist: Bamiyan Buddha, Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Blown-up 2001

Christchurch Greyfriars

London, England, UK Bombed 1940 The Disappointed Tourist: Christchurch Greyfriars, Ellen Harvey, 2021. Oil and acrylic on Gessoboard, 24 x 18″ (61 x 46 cm). Photograph: Etienne Frossard. Christchurch Greyfriars, also known as Christchurch Newgate Street, located in London opposite St. Paul’s Cathedral, was a church built to the design of Sir Christopher Wren to […]

Cluny Abbey

Cluny, Saône-et-Loire, France

Sacked 1790

Michelsberg Synagogue

Wiesbaden, German Arson 1938 This synagogue was built by the architect Philipp Hoffman for the progressive Reform Jewish congregation of Wiesbaden, opening in 1869. It was burned down in 1939 as part of the Nazi Kristallnacht attack on Jewish communities throughout Germany. A memorial was erected on the site in 2011 that shows the outline […]

The Parthenon

Athens, Greece Damaged and looted 1803 I think the Elgin Marbles should be returned to complete the Parthenon.  Tobias C.   Also requested by Dillon C. The Parthenon was a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena located on the Acropolis in Athens. Construction took place between 447 BC and 438 BC, although decoration of the building continued afterwards. It […]


Augustplatz, Leipzig, German Demolished 1968 During our student days from 1957 to 1963 we were members of the Leipzig University Choir (“Unichor”), whose home was the University Church of St. Pauli. In addition to smaller musical tasks in the university services and the cultivation of the works of Heinrich Schütz, the motets, oratorios and passions […]

St. Lambertus

Immerath, Nord-Rhein Westfalen, Germany

Demolished 2018