Wednesday, June 6, 2007

jugendstil turret



Although the building outside my bedroom window looks like your typical Swiss modern minimalist luxury apartment, most other buildings in my neighborhood represent a far more elaborate type of luxury from an entirely different era. Most buildings around me are built in the jugendstil style, and are about 100 years old. This turreted building is one street over from mine, and according a plaque on the wall, it was built in 1904. I have several more pictures of jugendstil architecture in my neightborhood that I'll save for another day. Sadly, my own apartment building looks nothing like either of these two buildings. It's a boring, non-descript, boxy, 70's-type buliding that does not fit in with the rest of the neighborhood. But I can't complain--on the inside the apartments are quite nice, and everything was renovated shortly before I moved in. At least I get to look out at the pretty buildings around mine, instead of the other way around.

6 comments:

Annie said...

Ah, I would enjoy looking at this architecture each day. It's a lovely building, very appealing to the eye.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

A very nice photo of a great looking building. Do you know if it has been converted into apartments?

Z said...

I agree that it's nice to have the nice buildings to look at, rather to live in a nice loking building and be surrounded by the non-descript construction, as you say. :-)

Pat said...

What amazing architecture! You've captured it very well too. Love this shot!


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Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Very impressive. I love it !!!

richard said...

Echoing z, it reminded me about a comment someone in Warsaw made to me about the huge ugly soviet era tower in the city. It was a great vantage point, and if you climbed up, it as the only place in the city that you couldn't see the huge ugly soviet era tower...