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Old Stone Wall

Originally posted on PERKINS DESIGNS:
This black and white photograph of an old stone wall in a state of semi-disrepair might be the perfect compliment to new construction, or a freshly painted wall in your home. See more in my gallery at Fine Art America. Continue reading

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A day in Belém

Originally posted on Bluenose Traveler:
About thirty minutes by tram to the west of central Lisbon is Belém, a lovely locale we based part of a day around during our trip back in October. Belém is not for the faint of heart if you are unnerved by crowds. In the morning, cruise ships disembark and… Continue reading

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Seville Cathedral in Spain

Originally posted on Living The Q Life:
When visiting Seville in Spain, the Catredal de Santa Maria de la Sede, better known as the Seville Cathedral, will certainly be one of the top locations on your itinerary. It is certainly a beautiful, gothic cathedral and is one of the largest churches in the world. Just… Continue reading

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Mirage: Doug Aitken’s Mirrored House Creates a Kaleidoscopic View of the Surrounding Swiss Mountains

Originally posted on msamba:
For this year’s Elevation 1049, a series of site-specific installations dotting the mountain town of Gstaad, Switzerland, the chosen theme is “Frequencies.” In response, Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken (previously) installed a house-shaped structure made almost entirely of mirrored surfaces that reflect the mountains, skies, and trees. Aptly named Mirage Gstaad after the region and its optical… Continue reading

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Amazing baroque architecture inside Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth, Germany

Originally posted on Roaming Travelers:
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In Waterbury, a sip of Conn.

Originally posted on Architecture Here and There:
Statehouse of Connecticut in Hartford. (Connecticut Architecture) Next Wednesday I’ll be visiting Waterbury, Conn., for the first time in a great many years, and even then I did not visit but passed through. For a New Englander (by choice, not by birth) I have relatively little experience of… Continue reading

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Singapore Landed houses Design series – What are the differences between New built, reconstruction and A&A?

Originally posted on Quod Architects x QED Design:
If you are thinking of renovating your landed house without tearing it down and rebuilding it, you may come across terms such as “A&A” (Additions & Alterations) and “Reconstruction” very often. Clients often ask, “We are mainly making changes to the interior design, with some changes on… Continue reading

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Voltaire in Strasbourg

In May, 1753, Voltaire arrived in Strasbourg after a row with Frederick II, the King of Prussia, whom he had spent the previous three years in his service. In a letter to his niece, Madame Denis, Voltaire exclaimed, “Je suis retirer” (I can now rest). Voltaire had a great affection for this enchanting city in … Continue reading Voltaire in Strasbourg Continue reading

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