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Beautiful Bo Kaap – Cape Town

Really lovely and colourful, neighbourhoods in Bo- Kaap, an area of Cape Town, South Africa formerly known as the Malay Quarter.

Things to do, you can visit the Bo-Kaap Museum, the Museum was established in 1978 as a satellite of the SA Cultural History Museum. It was furnished as a house that depicts the lifestyle of a nineteenth-century Muslim family.

image source https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/cape-town/things-to-do/bo-kaap

Contact Details

  • 71 Wale Street,
    Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
  • Open from Tuesdays- Saturdays from 10:00- 14:30
  • Closed on Sundays, Workers’ Day, Christmas Day, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha and January 2
  • Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3938
  • Fax: +27 (0)21 481 3938
  • Adults: R20.00
  • 6-17 years: R10.00
  • 5 years & under: R5.00
  • School Groups: Booked- R5.00; Unbooked- R8.00
  • South African pensioners and students (valid cards): R10.00/ Free entry on Fridays
  • Free entry on Commemorative days

Visit website here www.iziko.org.za

Posted in architecture

Kenwood House , Hampstead London.

Kenwood House (also known as the Iveagh Bequest) is a former stately home, in Hampstead, London, on the northern boundary of Hampstead Heath. 

The house was originally constructed in the 17th century and served as a residence for the Earls of Mansfield through the 18th and 19th centuries. Part of the estate was bought by the Guinness family in the early 20th century, and the whole property and grounds came under ownership of the London County Council and was open to the public by the end of the 1920s. It remains a popular local tourist attraction.

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Kaan Architecten’s music school and library

Kaan Architecten has extended a 19th century school to create the Utopia building in Aalst, Belgium, which contains a music school and library.

Based in Rotterdam, Kaan Architecten is behind some of the most significant public projects in the region, including the new Supreme Court of The Netherlands and a new terminal building at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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V&A Dundee design by Kengo Kuma

V&A Dundee, Opened on 15th September 2018, is an international centre for design for Scotland – the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London.

Image source Google

website: http://www.vandadundee.org/

The V&A Dundee can be contacted at: 01382 411611 or through the contact form on their website at: https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee/info/contact

Kengo Duma’s V&A Dundee comprises a gravity-defying array of angular geometrical shapes (Image: Alan Richardson)

Posted in architecture, homes

Beautiful Architecture, Amsterdam

Things to do in Amsterdam according to British Airways travel guide.

1. Head to the Rijkmuseum

Chill out at Amsterdam’s Ice Bar

2. Marvel at the Van Gogh Museum

3. Visit the Anne Frank House

4. Have coffee in De Wallen

5. Raise a glass at the Heineken factory tour

6. Try some local cuisine

Book an Amsterdam dinner cruise

7. Cross to Amsterdam Noord

8. Relax in the parks

9. Rent a bike

Book onto the hop-on hop-off bus and boat

10. Go shopping in De Pijp

11. Find fashion in Nine Streets

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Sister Cabins Frame Sweeping Views of Rocky Mountains, Colorado

The “Big Cabin” accommodates the master bedroom, living and dining areas, kitchen, pantry, gym/sauna and a bathroom. An extra bedroom, with a bathroom for guests, is located just nearby, in the sister cottage, connected to the larger cabin through steel decking.

To find out more, click here.