Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The Prague concert building, Rudolfinum

The Rudolfinum was built in 1875 and is in Renaissance architecture. It is currently used as concert building as you can see on one of the advertisement of the Czech Philharmonic orchestra. It was however not always a music hall but the seat of the parliament between the two World Wars. The building is enormous with amazing balconies, galleries and fancy lanterns. For me the most impressive were the statues.

Het Rudolfinum werd gebouwd in 1875 en is een voorbeeld van Renaissance architectuur. Het wordt gebruikt als concertgebouw zoals je kan zien op het publiciteitsdoek van het Tsjechische filmharmonica orkest. Gedurende de twee Wereldoorlogen was het echter de zetel van het parlement. Het gebouw is enorm groot met wondermooie balkons, galerijen en sierlijke lantaarns. Voor mij waren de standbeelden het meest indrukwekkend.. 
 
Rudolfinum Prague

Rudolfinum Prague

Rudolfinum Prague

Rudolfinum Prague

Rudolfinum Prague

Rudolfinum Prague

Rudolfinum Prague

Rudolfinum Prague

Rudolfinum Prague

Previous Prague article: Amazing libraries in the Strahov monastery

Previous Concert building article: Scala and the Kolacny Brothers in Stadsschouwburg Leuven

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18 comments:

  1. What a serious building, but I guess it would make a fine opera house. I can see all the ladies in their formal dresses with men in tuxedos coming up those steps.

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  2. Een prachtig gebouw, Filip !
    Lie(f)s.

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  3. What a gorgeous place. Lovely photos!

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  4. It is a beautiful opera house! You are right the statues are most stunning. The lights are pretty nice too!

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  5. What a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing your great photos.

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  6. those statues are so beautiful..
    very nice...

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  7. It is a great building and I can remember it from our trip a few years ago. Your close up shots show the interesting details.

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  8. Coucou!! superbe ce bâtiment et tes photos de détails sont très belles!!!! Bisoussssssssssss

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  9. het ziet er inderdaad indrukwekkend uit

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  10. Gorgeous Praga! Greetings.

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  11. The architecture is amazing and your shots are adorable. Thank you very much !

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  12. indeed impressive, lovely presentation with the details!

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  13. Such a fancy building inside and out. The last picture of the sphinx-like statue is a little scary.

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  14. what an amazing architectural details on the building!
    ps.
    thank you so much for the visits. i have included your site in my sidebar list of top visitors.

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  15. i have to agree that the statues are quite eye catching. Very nice architecture also. Again the composition on the photos is very nice!

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  16. een prachtig gebouw Filip. Groietjes Dietmut

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