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Gottfried Wolfram – The Amber Room

Does architecture fascinate you? The gilded walls? The barreled vaults, gothic turrets along with stucco art. Intrigued?  If there’s one place in Europe that has all of this it’s St. Petersburg.       On my bucket list, within the next few years I shall visit Russia. Mums a little apprehensive “Oh M what if…… Continue reading Gottfried Wolfram – The Amber Room

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Pena Palace

Its been a while … crocodile 😛 So I’m doing another architectural post on the stunning Pena palace. This is situated on the very top of a hill named, Sintra mountains. I read a little into this & the building first came into being in the middle ages (This lasted from the 5th to 15th century).…… Continue reading Pena Palace

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Hakka Architecture

I was recently looking up different styles of architecture when I came across the Hakka style. Hakka architecture is one that was used by the Hakka Han – who were Chinese living mainly in areas such as  Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Sichuan, Hunan etc.. Hakka is literally translated into – “guest families”. So unlike other countries or…… Continue reading Hakka Architecture

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Stratford-upon-Avon

When I think of Stratford upon Avon I recall many beautiful memories. Now this is not only a stunning  market town in Warwickshire, It’s also known to be the birthplace of one of the most famous poets William Shakespeare. What so unique about this town is the ever so.. whats’ the word .. cosy. That’s the…… Continue reading Stratford-upon-Avon

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Schloss Bruchsal – Baden-Württemberg

Again a little bit of Germany – Here is the Schloss Bruchsal which is situated in Baden-Württemberg. So the Schloss Bruchsal is a three-winged building, painted in the colours yellow, red & white ( apparently these were the colours of the Margraviate of Baden which was territory of the Holy Roman Empire) . From what I’ve gathered I believe…… Continue reading Schloss Bruchsal – Baden-Württemberg

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Johann Balthasar Neumann

Johann Balthasar Neumann was born 27 January 1687 in the Kingdom of Bohemia aka Czech Republic. He came from a family of nine children (Dear Lord) –  his father was a cloth-maker. Neumann learnt about architecture, geometry, even joined the local military – Bless the soul he was a colonel. So he was lucky enough to…… Continue reading Johann Balthasar Neumann

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Poland – The Książ Castle

So I came across some fantastic information about two places to visit when in Poland. Yet again there’s quite some history to these buildings and some of it being rather dark. The first building is The Książ Castle in Wałbrzych. Whats surreal is that its surrounded by the  the Waldenburg Mountains , almost as though…… Continue reading Poland – The Książ Castle

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Karl Friedrich Schinkel

  Schinkel ( how cute is that name – schinkel come here dearie ) – was born in Brandenburg. Tragedy hit him at an early age when his father passed away in the Neuruppin fire (1787) , I believe he was only 6 at the time. He was under the tutelage of architect Friedrich Gilly.…… Continue reading Karl Friedrich Schinkel

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George Bähr & Norman Foster

I’ve wrote plenty on Italian renaissance along with neo classical etc etc.. So I want to move onto German architecture because I adore Germany and tbh Bayern Munich you get me?? Yaa? So let’s finds out a little about George Bähr. He was born in Fürstenwalde I believe its in Saxony, Germany (just check it on…… Continue reading George Bähr & Norman Foster

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John Nash & Decimus Burton

So living in England for most of my life I thought it was about time I shared two architects who built some of the finest structures, marvelled at even today. John Nash was born 18 January 1752 in Lambeth, south London. John planned out most of Regent street which is simply stunning. He carried on to build the…… Continue reading John Nash & Decimus Burton