The Best Door in Paris
Lavirotte One of our unintended great finds while visiting Paris was the at 29 Avenue Rapp in the 7th arrondissement, very close to the Eiffel Tower. Built in 1901, this Art Nouveau masterpiece by Jules Lavirotte is quite striking. The detailed door was designed by sculptor Jean-Baptiste Larrive and sculpted by a variety of others. If you happen to be in Paris, seek this beauty out! What…You Want a Picture? We waited for what seemed like ever for a man on the sidewalk outside to move. He…
The Palace of Fine Arts
"The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California is a building originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. It was designed by Bernard Maybeck, who took his inspiration from Roman and Greek architecture. The sculptured frieze and allegorical figures representing Contemplation, Wonderment and Meditation were created by Ulric Ellerhusen. It was one of only two buildings from the exposition not to be demolished (the other being the Japanese Tea…
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The Stone Cottage...From the Scottish Highlands to the Hills of Tuscany!
The stone cottage designs featured here are a veritable feast for the eyes. Scattered from the highlands of Scotland to the hills of Tuscany, they draw us in like a butterfly to a flower!