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Interesting buildings in New Town, Prague adorned with Art Deco and Art Nouveau architectural details:

The Koruna Palace (Na Příkopě  corner Wenceslas Square) was built in 1910 by the architects Antonin Pfeiffer and Matěj Blecha. The angular tower has statues on the crown which were works of Vojtech Sucharda (c 1912-1914).

Facade Detail 02
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 105mm | 1/320s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

LBBW Bank Building (Štěpánská corner Wenceslas Square)
Art Deco Detail 01Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 70mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Art Deco Detail 02
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 55mm | 1/60s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

12 Wenceslas Square
Art Nouveau Detail 03
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 26mm | 1/40s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

35 Ječná
Art Nouveau Detail 04
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 46mm | 1/100s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

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Melbourne is known for its diverse range of street art. The city’s local government recognises the importance of street art in contributing to a vibrant urban culture in that it approves permits for street art with building owners permission.

Exploring the laneways and alleyways in the city can be a photowalk adventure:
Stevenson Lane, Melbourne
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 22mm | 1/15s @ f/5.6 | ISO 400 | Handheld

Croft Alley, MelbourneNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 62mm | 1/8s @ f/4.8 | ISO 800 | Handheld

at Croft Alley, Melbourne
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 24mm | 1/15s @ f/5.6 | ISO 800 | Handheld

... what is that?Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 52mm | 1/30s @ f/5.6 | ISO 400 | Handheld

Stevenson Lane, Melbourne
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 22mm | 1/8s @ f/5.6 | ISO 800 | Handheld

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Perhaps a rather selfish perspective, but at this moment I thought this sign is appropriate for my aspirations for the new year: “without which it could not be” – and the possibilities are endless. Wishing everyone the best of what 2013 has to offer!

'Essential'
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 95mm | 1/15s @ f/5.3 | ISO 100 | Handheld

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Rundle Mall in Adelaide, South Australia features interesting and intriguing building facades. One of the edifices which I find fascinating is the Samuel Smith’s Building c.1887 which houses Shops 150-154. It is presently occupied by a juice bar, a hair products retailer and a coffee shop. Whereas in 1936, the three shops in the building were a millinery specialist (Goldring’s), a footware store (Lewis Shoe Co.) and an unemployed sales depot.

The building is an example of Victorian commercial architecture derived from continental European rather than British tradition which is unusual in South Australia. The decorative motifs and extravagant treatment to the facade reminds me of those narrow building facades in Amsterdam.

Rundle MallNikon E4100 | 8mm | 1/130s @ f/3.2 | ISO 71 | Handheld

...in AdelaideNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 62mm | 1/640s @ f/5.6 | ISO 400 | Handheld

Details
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 65mm | 1/350s @ f/5.6 | ISO 400 | Handheld

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North Terrace is the premier boulevard in Adelaide and much of the impressive building facades along the avenue have been preserved and remained intact. These majestic edifices never fail to enthrall architecture buffs and captivate photography flâneurs. My favourites are those that line the south side of North Terrace between Gawler Place and King William Street. The following photo montage features four of those buildings [L-R] – Verco Building (1912), Liberal Club Building (1924), Goldsborough House (1935) and Shell House (1931):

North Terrace (Adelaide, SA) building facades
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 18mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

North Terrace, Adelaide
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 22mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

North Terrace, Adelaide
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 28mm | 1/320s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

North Terrace
Nikon D40x | Nikon 18-55mm @ 38mm | 1/200s @ f/5 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Liberal Club Building (1924)
North Terrace, Adelaide
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 32mm | 1/80s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Liberal Club Building (1924) facade detail
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 55mm | 1/80s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Goldsborough House (1935)
former Goldsborough House (1935)
Nikon D40x | Nikon 18-55mm @ 55mm | 1/100s @ f/5.6 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Goldsborough House (1935) facade detail
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 75mm | 1/80s @ f/5 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Verco Building (1912)
Verco Building (1912) facade detail
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 80mm | 1/60s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

View some of the images of these buildings from 1924 to 1950s (from the archives of the State Library of Australia and the National Library of Australia).

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Melbourne’s CBD and Yarra River viewed from the 88th Floor of Eureka Tower (Eureka Skydeck 88).
Melbourne CDB
Nikon D200 | 18-200mm VR @ 29mm | 1/100s @ f/5 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Melbourne's Yarra River
Nikon D200 | 18-200mm VR @ 26mm | 1/160s @ f/5 | ISO 200 | Handheld

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Degraves Street, Melbourne
Degraves Street, Melbourne
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 48mm | 1/30s @ f/4.5 | ISO 400 | Handheld

Florence
Florence, Italy
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 48mm | 1/20s @ f/4.5 | ISO 200 | Handheld

San Marco District, Venice
San Marco District, Venice
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 46mm | 1/30s @ f/4.5 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Josefov (Jewish Quarter), Prague
Josefov (Jewish Quarter), Prague
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 62mm | 1/50s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Old Town, Geneva
rue de la Cité, Geneva, Switzerland
Nikon E4100 | 8.5mm | 0.002s @ f/3.3 | ISO 50 | Handheld

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