Rotterdam, mix and match of architectural experimentation

Talking about architecture, I would indeed choose the word “architectural” to summarize Rotterdam. Buildings there are crazy, it is a mix and match of different styles and I’ve been so amazed by it. As you maybe know, the city has been destroyed during WWII, and became a place for architectural experimentations.

via WEEKEND IN ROTTERDAM – A R T I ς T Y L E

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Hundertwasserhaus, elegant and shabby at the same time

You can spot the Hundertwasserhaus from all the way down the street. The facade is colorful, asymmetrical, and inviting, patchwork blues and reds on the building creating striking contrast with the gold fountain in front and the green leafy trees framing it. Somehow elegant and shabby at the same time.

via Move Over, Paris: Vienna for Couples | Gale Goes Global

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Drinking espresso on the piazza of Portmeirion

Portmeirion in North Wales is as close to an Italian Village outside of Italy as you can get. The village’s colourful architecture is a mixture of Welsh, Baroque and Italian styles surrounded by beautiful walks and picturesque landscapes.

via A Long Weekend in Portmeirion – North Wales – the travelling tedaldi

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Piran and Another Day of Sun

The weather was gloomy, but as we neared Piran, the clouds parted, the rain stopped, and the sun shone brightly. Our hearts started racing with excitement and adrenaline – a feeling I always get when arriving at a new place I’ve never seen before. We danced and sang along in the car to the “LaLa Land” movie soundtrack, to a song called, “Another Day of Sun.”

via Slovenia : Part 2 – Piran – No Compass Wanders

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Karlovy Vary – City of sugary architecture

City of sugary architecture and salty curative water! Everything there is so quiet and slow. I even felt weird. And we went in to the park to sit under the tree and that how we spent two hours. I love nature and it’s appeasement, but in Karlovy Vary I felt future pension coming and started to think about health, sleeping mode.

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Girona – Catalan gem with a French feel

It’s often overlooked as people head to the nearby beaches of Costa Brava. Which is a shame, as I think its well worth stopping to explore what Girona has to offer. It’s a charming city brimming with history and culture and has a little bit of a French feel. Not really surprising seeing as Girona is just 140km from the Spain/France border.

via Exploring the city of Girona – Seeking the Spanish Sun

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Historical Dutch homes at Zaanse Schans

Located in Northern Holland, Zaanse Schans was created by architect Jaap Schipper who wanted to promote the industrial history of a typical Zaans residential area so he did so by importing windmills and historical Dutch homes. As soon as I entered Zaanse Schans I was instantly captivated with the quaint and picturesque neighbourhood.

via Amsterdam Travel Style Diary: Zaanse Schans

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The dramatic backdrop of Innsbruck

Innsbruck is a university town and winter sports center about two hours east of Bregenz, in the Tirol province. Skiing aficionados congregate here during the winter months. The town has hosted the Winter Olympics a few times. My favorite part of this place is the architecture and its dramatic backdrop: the Karwendel Alps.

via My Top 5 Favorite Places in Austria – My Vintage Map

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Picturesque Ålesund is hard to find

Hidden away in the fragmented coastline of central Norway lies the picturesque gem of Alesund. This city surrounded by islands and fjords boasts not only beautiful landscapes, but some of the country’s most exquisite architecture. Here, wonderful art nouveau buildings line the waterfront really just putting Alesund over the top as one of Norway’s most scenic spots.

via Top Places to Visit in Norway – Not Wanderlust

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Edinburgh Castle above it all

To me, Edinburgh was the most captivating of the cities we visited on this trip. The grand old stone buildings, the charm of Old Town, the Georgian and Victorian architecture of New Town, and being a city bustling with activity; – let alone the highly visible Edinburgh Castle sitting high on a hill above it all.

via On Edinburgh

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