Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lunar Rover on my Backyard (corner view)

Whereas here you could have experienced a little piece of the old quarter I live in, right here, when leaning little bit more out of the window, you see:

For many years there was an empty site next to our building, after a nice 19th century house had been pulled down. The new building is not actually so bad. On the outside, the facade is quite monotonous, all because neighboring houses are plain as well, their 19th century facades had been disposed of all decorations during the maintenance by the socialist state (as far as I can say, it is only our block that looks so deprived). Meanwhile on the inside, the courtyard is very rich with little buildings and shelter-like structures as the old houses usually are in their backyards. Also, the main house has courtyard gallery on every store which is traditional living in this part of the town. So the whole house together with its strange lunar rover only alternates traditional setting of the old houses in this part of the town. Congratulations!

Oh, and the lunar rover or whatever it resembles were meant to be art studios. The rent IS expensive. Good luck!

Nicer view of the old parts, and courtyard galleries on the old house.

Other corner viewers:
desiree, di, travelingmama, aimee


22 comments:

Jeannette said...

I prefer the old part of your view....I´m a romantic at heart. ;)

Bonnie said...

yes ... i prefer the old view as well. it is quite quaint and lovely. thanks for showing us your contrasting views !!

caitlin said...

Very interesting and different views. I like the contrast.

Joyce said...

I actually like the old and the new. Both sides have their own story. Thanks. xoxo

Janet said...

Definitely different. but interesting too!

Francesca said...

It's not easy in architecture to matain a good balance between old and new. In my view, only the French are reliably able to do it!

state of bliss said...

As other are saying: I like the the old better but this new building does't look bad either. Thank you for sharing!

Have a happy day,
Kasia

Kaylovesvintage said...

the new one is not to bad..love your wondeful city

aimee said...

it's difficult to see old houses and buildings torn down - once they're gone, they're gone forever. but i love your description of the 'lunar rover!'

Crescent Moon said...

I like old houses better, they have more personality, but that new building does look very "space age".

ladybug-zen said...

interesting architecture both new and old, but i do prefer the old i must say. it has so much character.

janis said...

I find that "lunar rover" quite interesting... :)

malo said...

I must visit Prague soon. I love the mix of old and new in your photos.

jane said...

i kind of like this view. thanks for showing us this! besos-jane

kyndale said...

I kind of like the lunar rover!

Di said...

A very interesting view! I think lunar pod describes it perfectly!

ticklishfromadistance said...

This is really cool.

Elizabeth said...

This was a refreshing break from all the other picturesque, more traditional corner views. There's a certain beauty to the modern -- a simplicity that I really appreciate.

nicola said...

very modern! nice shots!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Ian said...

I see what you mean about the lunar rover. It looks as though it is about to take off into space.

Pamela said...

"Lunar Rover", what a great way to describe it. I must say that I am not really a fan of ultra-modern architecture.

Erin said...

Interesting building, it's always fascinating to see the old blended in with the new.

Love the playhouse in your last post. :)