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Portland Head Light, the oldest lighthouse in Maine

Portland Head Light, the oldest lighthouse in Maine

Lighthouse lovers have a place of pilgrimage: the State of Maine. There are more than 60 of this idillic buildings in the state. The oldest one is the Portland Head Light, which history started more than 200 years ago in the Town of Cape Elisabeth. This is a must see...

Saint-Ursanne, a medieval village in Switzerland

Saint-Ursanne, a medieval village in Switzerland

Saint-Ursanne is an old village that does not seem real, but being out of a medieval fairy tale. Having only a small main street and less than 800 inhabitants, we decided to spend some hours there in our way to La Chaux-de-Fonds. Discovering Saint-Ursanne It is said...

PHILADELPHIA. An architectural getaway

PHILADELPHIA. An architectural getaway

Philadelphia is the city of important architects such as Louis Kahn or Robert Venturi. Not only can we see here some of their work, but we can also find many other interesting buildings which are well worth visiting. In our 4 days getaway to the city, we tried to make...

The Maison Blanche, the first house by Le Corbusier

The Maison Blanche, the first house by Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier designed his first house as an independent architect being only 25 years old, The Maison Blanche. Also known as villa Jeanneret-Perret, it is located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, his home town in Switzerland which we visited in our Le Corbusier Route. The Maison...

The Robie House and Wright’s 150th birthday

The Robie House and Wright’s 150th birthday

Today is the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, and here you have the Robie House to celebrate it. As I told you in my post about the Home-Studio in Oak Park, I visited many of his building while I was in Chicago. Of them all, this house was the most important one....

The Esherick House and its friendly owners

The Esherick House and its friendly owners

Louis Kahn was one of the most important architects of the 20th century in the United States. Not only was Philadelphia the city where he grew up, but also where he opened his architectural firm in 1935. Thus, in our trip to the city, we visited some of his work. Here...

Society Hill, a charming neighborhood in Philadelphia

Society Hill, a charming neighborhood in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has a lot of beautiful places to visit, and Society Hill is one of them. In our getaway to the city, we explored its streets, walked on the brick sidewalks and enjoyed its colonial architecture. Fun facts Society Hill is one of the oldest residential...

GROPIUS HOUSE. The Bauhaus & the American Dream

GROPIUS HOUSE. The Bauhaus & the American Dream

Walter Gropius | Lincoln, USA [1938] When talking about modern architecture, the Bauhaus School and Walter Gropius cannot be omitted. We already saw him in the Weissenhof, a revolutionary neighborhood in Sttutgart. Nevertheless, the houses he projected there did not...

Guild House, an icon of Postmodern Architecture

Guild House, an icon of Postmodern Architecture

The Guild House is one of the most representative works of Postmodernism,  an architectural movement that started in the late 50s. This emerged as a criticism against the International Style of the modern movement. According to postmodern people, this last one was...

New York, the overwhelming city of chaos

New York, the overwhelming city of chaos

'Cities' Series Did you know that New York was the most photographed city on social media in 2016? Thus, I had to end up my first series of cities with the Big Apple and the famous Flatiron Building. These three cities have played an important role in my life -for...

Sunset in Chicago, the city that let me fly

Sunset in Chicago, the city that let me fly

From the very top of the Willis Tower in Chicago, it is possible to enjoy one of the most spectacular sunsets that I have ever seen. Even if you are surrounded by dozens of people, visiting the Skydeck on a clear day is an unforgettable experience. Not only because of...

Forum Building Barcelona, by Herzog & de Meuron

Forum Building Barcelona, by Herzog & de Meuron

The first pic of this section had to be from Barcelona. I miss a lot of things from this wonderful city, and my walks in the Forum are among them. Drawing the buildings in the surroundings, taking pictures of the pergolas, walking through the park, enjoying parties...