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Art Nouveau

Self Guided Architectural Walking Tour of Downtown Los Angeles, the beautiful hidden art deco streets of California

Self Guided Architectural Walking Tour of Downtown Los Angeles, the beautiful hidden art deco streets of California

While in California, we took a brief tour of LA's historic downtown district. We were in town to see July Talk and decided to take the opportunity of being in downtown LA to see all the wonderful architecture that far too often, gets overlooked by beachy keen tourists.

Guide to Mucha's Slav Epic

Guide to Mucha's Slav Epic

The 'Slav Epic' is one of the greatest works by Czech artist Alphonse Mucha. Over the course of 20 years, he painted 20 enormous canvases, some measuring over eight meters tall. If you're visiting Prague, there is no doubt you will come across Mucha's more commercial work. His style of art is quintessential "art nouveau" and features beautiful young women in flowing dresses surrounded by lush flowers. 

Tour of Prague's Municipal House

Tour of Prague's Municipal House

The Municipal House or Obecni Dum in Czech is one of the most iconic Art Nouveau buildings in Prague. It contains one of the most celebrated concert venues in the city and a multitude of Instagram worthy restaurants. 

Guide to Prague's Old Town Square

Guide to Prague's Old Town Square

One of Prague’s most visited sites is the <b>Old Town Square</b>, in the centre of town. In this one square, you’ll find some of Bohemia’s most famous buildings. There is something here for art lovers, historians and foodies alike. The plaza is over 1.7 hectares large with a sprawling history detailing Prague's gruesome and glorious past. Rotating minstrels still entertain on-lookers, and the square often continues to serve as a place of political protest for locals to give voice to their concerns.
 

Guide to Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, Prague

Guide to Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, Prague

The Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul in Prague often makes the top ten list of the "Best Churches in Prague" but rarely make the "Must See Attractions" list. And yet it is by far, one of the most impressive pieces of ecclesiastical Slavic Art Nouveau Architecture in the city. 

Guide to Downtown L.A. Architecture

Guide to Downtown L.A. Architecture

While in California, we took a brief tour of LA's historic downtown district. We were in town to see July Talk and decided to take the opportunity of being in downtown LA to see all the wonderful architecture that far too often, gets overlooked by beachy keen tourists.