Aesthetics – Prague Facade

Architectural Fantasy 

For a facade lover like myself, Prague was a place where my camera ran out of batteries fast. As I understand it, the city’s architecture is a melange of Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance, Art Nouveau etc. We arrived at night but could already get a sense of how there was an intriguing majesty about her aesthetics and when the light washed over our apartment in the morning, it all made sense. Enjoy these beauties…

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Woke up and stared at this grand beauty across from our apartment living room
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Few streets later, this came upon us

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Medieval type doors
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Walking down from the palace

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In pinks and blues
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 Building of the apartment where we stayed
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The tiles are painted on
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Loving those wrought iron turquoise balconies
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 Common to see these giant windows and gargantuan ceiling heights
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Hotels near the train station
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 Is this Belle Epoque?

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Carved statues of figures on generic buildings

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Very romantic looking boulangerie in the Old Town

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Victorian type figurehead above the window

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Feminine hues
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Not sure why James Dean plays a role here, but comely facade nonetheless
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More gorgeous colours and elaborate carvings
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Stately balconies and intricate pillars
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Endless window dressing
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 Casino Royale, also the one Bond movie filmed in the city
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Figurines and decorations

 

Final Words

So far, the doors and windows of Prague have been the most breathtaking to see in my travels. It shouts out at you and demands you to ogle. Almost every property you come across are statement pieces, a haute couture of architecture. It’s also really mind blowing to imagine that 1000 years ago, civilisation here was so refined that the desire to design, build and manifest such beautiful works of art in their homes and institutions existed at this level. It’s not a style maybe that I feel is my personal favourite but definitely one whose majesty can only be admired.

 

 

 

 

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