Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Global Architecture: Prague Style

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Hello LDV readers! Brendan here of (BAD) Blog About Design...Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic. Architecture in Prague is largely in the Medieval, Baroque, and Renaissance styles. Most of the buildings have been meticulously restored, as a result, one is able to admire the smallest of details. (ABOVE) This photo was taken in Mala Strana, a wonderful district in the city of Prague. In 1541, a devastating fire destroyed most of the city. As a result, most of the structures are in the Baroque style. I love the red roofs and colorful facades. The buildings I'm used to seeing are beige and not nearly as colorful. I'd love to own one of these buildings for a spring getaway! (BELOW 1) This photo was taken on the Charles Bridge of the Smetana Museum. The museum is in the Renaissance style, and is dedicated to the life and works of Czech composer Bedrich Smetana. I love the facade of the third and fourth floors as you can really admire the detailing in the stone. (BELOW 2) The Rudolfinum is a Neo-Renaissance music auditorium, situated on Jan Palach Square. Since the 1940s, the Rudolfinum has been the home of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Which photograph are you inspired by?
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The Fashion: For the looks above, I was inspired by the intricate details of Prague's architecture. I am a huge fan of the Dolce Vita lace dress, the dress's details is similar to the details seen on the Rudolfinum. Lace is very popular at the moment and if you're a fan of the trend then these two dress's are perfect! The Jewels California necklace has an Eastern European touch to it. The necklace would look great if paired with the second lace dress. I choose the House of Harlow flats because the pattern at the tip of the shoe is similar to the different roof patterns seen throughout Prague. Which piece is your favorite?
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(ABOVE 3) A view of the city highlights the bridge and red roof tops. Prague is a highly traveled to city full of wonderful places to visit. Prague is often considered the most beautiful city in Europe. (THE DESIGN PIECES) Most of the pieces from above are from the Czech Republic. The 1960s Czech vase is from Art 1. When light passes through the vase a wonderful shadow is cast. The bronze chandelier is from Craig Van Den Brulle. The chandelier is designed by Jean Perzel who traveled to the Czech Republic and was inspired by the country's design. The 1920s Czech Art Deco walnut table is from Naga Antiques. I love the design of the table. Which piece is your favorite?

4 comments:

Michelle said...

These photos are amazing! And the outfits are perfect! :)

Michelle said...

These photos are amazing! And the outfits are perfect! :)

Nancy said...

This is a beautiful post! I love the architecture- it's so unique, and those dresses,etc. are fantastic!
Have you been to Praque?
Nancy
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Dean (Webmaster) said...

Your page is beautiful and your sense of style is great! Thanks for including my photos and for crediting them as I ask. That's exactly how I hoped other Webmasters and 'bloggers would use my pics -- to show the beauty of other places. Prague is one of my favorite cities to visit and photograph. Best wishes,