Norma’s Trip to Prague, Czech Republic

Norma Escandon Michaels, ASID
Norma Escandon Michaels, ASID

Was in Prague for several days earlier this month.  What an amazing city!  The combination of historic buildings and  contemporary elements (such as modern interior spaces and contemporary sculptures) was quite striking.

My feet were sore from all of the walking on cobble stones for 5 days, but so were my eyes from all the sights.  Utterly amazing! First I got my footing and did some window shopping.  Amazing stores throughout the city with upscale brands near the river.

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Prague at night is quite magical!

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View from dinner on a River Boat.  Yes, I took this photo myself with my IPhone.  Could not have been more romantic!

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Lots of fun, whimsical sculptures located throughout the city!

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 Contemporary interiors are interspersed throughout the city.

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It’s all in the details!

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This was truly a holiday to remember! Later!

Norma…

Architecture – Santiago, Chile

The architecture in Santiago, Chile was contemporary and beautiful. Green practices were incorporated in most of the buildings – predominately high rise buildings.  Both business and residential buildings were multi-level.  The infrastructure and transportation system for the city was amazing. 

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Art in Costa Rica

Lovely Art in Costa Rica.  The downtown area in San Jose had several museums, I was particularly taken with the sculptures and tile work! The existing interior walls were left to original condition in the museum shown below.  Lovely architectural textures with centuries of layers peeled away in spots. I was in San Jose on a South American design training session for Best Western International.

 

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Later!

Norma…

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