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ART NOUVEAU A (Almost) Forgotten Cafe In Italy

IT ISN’T MENTIONED IN THE GUIDES, I saw it by chance: the „Caffe Contarena“ in the Via Cavour, 1. Why hasn’t anybody mentioned to me, that Udine in Northneastern Italy houses an Art Nouveau/Art Deco treasure? A public one! An 19th century palace, a modern entrance with sliding glass doors – and inside a stunning … Weiterlesen »

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HOTELS A Story Of Glory … (No. 52)

Does the French capital need another *****Hotel? Definitely not! But this hotel is an architectural marvel. An Art Deco Palace on the Avenue Georges V. Well, there are about a dozen Art Deco treasures in Paris. Yes, but the „Prince de Galles“ (means „The Prince of Wales“) re-opened in May 2013 under the very careful … Weiterlesen »

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LANDMARKS The Nice Advice … (No. 69)

There is hardly a Leonid Trotter McGill story by this wonderful author Walter Mosley in which he doesn’t sing the praise of the „Tesla“, „the most beautiful Art Deco building in the world.“ The problem is: There is no New Yorker skyscraper called „The Tesla Building“. But – there is a building on whose uppermost … Weiterlesen »

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TOWNS I Got A Strange Message … (No. 9)

Geoffrey was born with the „Gene of Unrest“. For 40 years now, as long, as I know him, he explores the British Isles just for the fun of it and some time ago he sent me a postcard from Bexhill-on Sea with the question: „Ever heard of this great beach town in southeast England?“ No, … Weiterlesen »

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LANGUAGE Lost & Found … (No. 1)

I was cruising in search of forgotten Art Deco buildings, when I saw something in the window of a chic boutique. It seemed not to belong there, like a pimple in Claudia Schiffer’s face. It was an information, not a decoration. So I stopped, turned, read, parked and got nearer. And I saw what you … Weiterlesen »

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