Y is for Yellow Buildings

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Prague, Czech Republic

Y = yellow (2)

Y = yellow (5)

Y = yellow (3)

St Mark’s Basilica, Venice

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: This black and white challenge is topic related and this week the theme is Man-Made.

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St Mark’s Basilica dominates Piazza San Marco. It is an example of Byzantine Gothic architecture with lavish mosaics. The four bronze horses were captured from Constantinople.

G for Gehry (Frank) and the Fred and Ginger Building

frizztext hosts a weekly A – Z Challenge

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Description: Every Tuesday I offer the “A to Z challenge”, walking step by step through the alphabet.

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Tančící dům (The Dancing House)

This week brings us to Prague where this unusual modern building can be found alongside the River Vltavar. Originally named Fred and Ginger (after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – because the house resembles a pair of dancers) the house stands out among the Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings for which Prague is famous.

G - Frank GEHRY fred-&-ginger

It was designed by Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in co-operation with Canadian architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot (where the previous building had been destroyed during the Bombing of Prague in 1945). The building was designed in 1992 and completed in 1996.

I’ll let you decide which one is Ginger 🙂

Cliff Villas

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: This black and white challenge is topic related and this week the theme is Older than 50 years.

And this is also my entry to this week’s Lingering Look at Windows hosted by Dawn over at “The Day After“.

There’s rather a lot in Ludlow that falls into this category. In fact most of the buildings go back as far as the 11th century so 50 years here is considered to be new. Even if you have lived here for 50 years you are still considered an outsider   🙂

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Cliff Villas BWCliff Villas – Ludford

Dating back to circa 1840 Cliff Villas are Grade II listed character homes. There are stone mullion windows on the ground floor, oriel windows to the first floor, ornamental barge boards, ornamental plaster work with timber framing and decorative multi-shaft chimney stack. The windows are majority metal framed with lattice work or small panes.