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Posts tagged ‘architecture’

In pictures: Bryggen, the old heart of Bergen

Along the waterfront in the Norwegian city of Bergen is one of its most historic and beautiful areas – Bryggen. A row of colourfully painted shopfronts face the wharf, but down the narrow alleyways in between you’ll find a jumble of overhanging balconies and walkways. Read more

One day in Santa Fe

After two weeks road-tripping through national parks and country towns across the southwest, it was time to balance out all that fresh air and exercise with a bit of city living. Cocktails, dinner, shopping and art were all on the agenda, and where better to get my fill of them than the ‘city different’ – Santa Fe. Read more

The Art Nouveau splendour of Prague’s Municipal House

Art Deco and Art Nouveau are probably my favourite architectural styles, with their classic, elegant, simple designs. But I never expected the Czech Republic to have one of the most spectacular Art Nouveau buildings  I’ve ever seen. Read more

In pictures: Trinity College, Dublin

Ireland’s answer to Oxford and Cambridge and the country’s oldest university, Trinity College stands in the centre of Dublin and is as much of a tourist attraction as its English counterparts. Read more

Saved by a poet: The story of London’s St Pancras station

One of the benefits of spending a lot of time in France this year is the amount of times I’ve passed through one of my favourite London buildings – St Pancras Station. It’s a stunningly ornate Victorian Gothic-style building. Read more