Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Embassy

The embassy for the Czech Republic has been a regular participant in Doors Open for the last few years. The Victorian house, which dates to the 1890s, had been a residence and later a club for the Liberal Party of Canada. It has been the Czech embassy since 2000, and a treat to see during Doors Open.


Some of the space is used to display art. I didn't personally get it, but that's me. I have more from here tomorrow.

37 comments:

  1. I would like to see the embassies. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Impressive - and art is always in the eye of the beholder, so, no worries, right :-)

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  3. That house would not be out of place in the UK! Very nice.

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  4. A dwarf among the giants ... LOL
    Nice house!

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  5. I don't "get" that art either. The fireplace, on the other hand, is a work of art in itself.

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  6. Quite special because to see that old Victorian house surrounded by modern apartment buildings or offices.

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  7. I have not been to any embassy. I wonder whether the embassies here are open for viewing.

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  8. Such a lovely house among all those modern buildings.

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  9. That is a pretty house to live in I suppose.

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  10. It is such a treat for the eyes beside the modern buildings!

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  11. So enjoying having a look inside these beautiful heritage buildings William, gorgeous details ✨

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  12. Hello, it is a lovely building. Great tour and photos. Wishing you a happy day!

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  13. ...I would want to show it off too!

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  14. Very nice, and I look forward to seeing more of it. :-)

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  15. @Linda: you're welcome.

    @Iris: that's true.

    @Lady Fi: the style would fit there.

    @Italiafinlandia: that it is.

    @Ella: yes, there's no shortage of office buildings downtown.

    @John: I certainly agree.

    @Jan: that is true.

    @Nancy: here some do participate in Doors Open. Some embassies are in places like this. Others either occupy office suites or entire buildings.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Joan: that I agree with.

    @Marianne: or work out of.

    @David: that it is.

    @Laurie: I agree.

    @Grace: very much so.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Tom: me too.

    @DJan: more tomorrow!

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  16. i am with u on that William ... i am not getting that art .. i will try to zoom a bit?? are those tiny people in that frame? i think art is a personal thing ... but it would be nice to sort of get it... like see if you might follow. but i guess it makes the world go around ... having a difference of opinions in the art world. we can not all love the same type. i like unique ... like ones that give ya nature or floral views. abstract ones kind of lose me ...but oh well ... nice to see. ( :

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  17. It is such fun to get inside these places!

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  18. I noticed in the exterior shot that the building is fitted with modern windows. I dare say that also means modern heating/air conditioning as well. Good to see that the architecture is intact, and the fireplaces...a beautiful building

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  19. Okay I didn't get the art either. It took a minute for me to get what you were talking about and then it clicked as to what you were showing in the photo.

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  20. What a great looking house all squeezed in between those modern buildings.

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  21. elle doit sembler insolite à côté des gratte-ciels

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  22. @Beth: thank you.

    @RedPat: it is!

    @Barbara: it is quite a place.

    @Red: some art has that effect.

    @Sharon: that it is.

    @Marie: so do I.

    @Bergson: thanks!

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  23. The wood in that one photo gives it a very warm feeling.

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  24. Wonderful architecture photos and 1st photo is awesome with juxtaposition of the old with the new ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  25. It would appear to make a quite cozy embassy.

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  26. Great looking building. Like the mantel clock.

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  27. @Bill: that it is.

    @Jeanie: I agree.

    @Carol: definitely!

    @Revrunner: indeed.

    @Happyone: so do I.

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  28. It looks like a beautiful space.

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  29. Looks like a great building. Your first photo here is a good one.

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  30. I didn't "get" the artwork either, so you are not alone, William. And I can't honesty say that the interior was especially eye catching, at least to me.

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  31. The art must have been a gift from someone important. Very neat old building and love this Doors Open event!

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  32. It looks a very nice place.
    I think my favourite item is the mantel clock.

    All the best Jan

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