Thursday, 10 May 2012

The Vystaviště fair buildings and the beautiful Lapidarium, Prague

In Belgium, we have the Heizel exposition centre in Brussels. In Prague, you have the Vystaviště fair buildings built in the late 19th century. The building is enormous and in the middle it has a metallic arch supported by two towers. Above the arch you see a clock tower.

Just in front of this exposition centre you find the Lapidarium, one of the most beautiful museum buildings of Europe. Unfortunately it needs a lot of refurbishing. The building holds sculptures from the 11th century. I am always sad when I see such beautiful buildings being turned into ruins. The paint is just falling from the walls. The Czech National Museum needs to take action soon before they lose this amazing heritage.

In België hebben we de Heizel paleizen te Brussel. In Praag, vind je de Vystaviště expositie gebouwen die werden gebouwd gedurende de laat 19de eeuw. Het paleis is enorm en in het midden staat een grote metalen sierboog ondersteund door twee torens samen met een trotse kloktoren. 

Voor dit expositiepaleis vind je het Lapidarium, een van de mooiste musea gebouwen van Europa. Spijtig genoeg moet het worden gerestoreerd. In het gebouw staan er beeldhouwwerken van de 11de eeuw. Ik vind het altijd triest wanneer zulke mooie monumenten in verval geraken. De verf bladert van de muren af. Het Nationaal Museum dient zeer snel actie te ondernemen om te vermijden dat dit architecturaal erfgoed verloren gaat.. 
 
Vystaviště fair

Vystaviště fair

Vystaviště fair

Vystaviště fair

Vystaviště fair

Lapidarium Prague

Lapidarium Prague

Lapidarium Prague

Lapidarium Prague

Lapidarium Prague

Lapidarium Prague

Previous Prague article: St. Joris basilica inside the Prague castle walls

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16 comments:

  1. Beautiful Photos of wonderful buildings! Thank you!

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  2. I was thrilled with the architecture I saw in Prague but what a shame that they are neglecting it. Have you come across any of their Cubist architecture yet? It is worth seeking out as it is very individual and I think unique.

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  3. The architecture on this building is quite unusual, the stature are wonderful!

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  4. All stunning photos! It must have been a very still day, with the flag on top of the building being completely unmoved! At least it appears to be a flag....

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  5. You are right, it is a beautiful Museum building and it should be maintained better.

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  6. Just wonderful. I like all the details. So beautiful !
    Kind regards, Synnöve

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  7. Coucou !! Oui tu a raison c'est vraiment superbe et ce serait vraiment dommage de ne pas le restaurer à temps! bravo pour tes photos!!! bisousssssssssssss

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  8. Prachtig, Filip ! Maar heel spijtig 'erfgoed in verval' !
    Lie(f)s.

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  9. What a beautiful building.
    Love the details.
    It is such a shame that they are neglecting it.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.
    Have a great weekend.
    Mette

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  10. Schitterende foto's met de blauwe lucht!
    Fijn weekend!
    Mirthe

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  11. prachtig gebouw met veel verschillende elementen en jouw foto's zijn ook prachtig Filip. Fijn weekend wens ik jullie, Dietmut

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  12. het ziet er niet zo in verval uit !
    misschien ligt dat aan de fotograaf?

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  13. Aaaah, magnificent - beautiful photos and another reason why to visit Prague next year! Enjoy your weekend! Christa

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  14. From a distance, I can see its grandeur and not notice its need for repairs. I should like to climb up to the clock tower from the spiral staircase.

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