As somebody who spends a lot of time looking at houses and buildings, when I go on vacation, I also spend a lot of time looking at houses and buildings. Listed below are some interesting places to go and things to see in terms of how the rest of the world thinks about architecture and interior design.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Gangsters, Donald Trump, gambling and interesting architecture. Vegas? Not in this case as the Atlantic Ocean is right over there beyond the hotels. Here's a look at the splendor and the grit of
Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Paris, France. One of the world's greatest and oldest cities, gets the POV treatment. For ten days I lived, ate and drank like a Parisian. Actually, I drank more like an American but you get the point. No matter how you feel about the French, this is a great town.
Take a look.
New York City
Writing a short piece about the indigenous architecture of New York City is like going to a all-you-can-eat buffet for a light snack. Walk around in mid-town Manhattan or wander into the neighborhoods and you’ll see virtually every kind of building you can possibly imagine. But. If I were forced to name a style that best defines the Big Apple, it would be Art Deco.
Go to New York City.
Las Vegas, Nevada
From a design snob’s point of view, Las Vegas is an easy target. Established in 1905, the city now has a population of almost two million people, making it the most populous US city founded in the 20th Century. The availability of water and legalized gambling breathed life into the desert sands and created a city design dominated by the casinos.
Go to Las Vegas.
Washington DC has many especially desirable neighborhoods, with Capitol Hill sitting at the top of the list. “The Hill” is one of the oldest and most densly populated areas of the city and as the name implies, it is located on an actual hill. Here's a look at some of the highlights in this charming and unique
Located in Central America, Costa Rica is one of the most ecologically diverse places on the planet. Here's a look at the country and some of it's indigenous architecture.
Go to Costa Rica
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Located in Northern Central New Mexico, the city is a must-see destination for lovers of Western art, star gazing and the high dessert. Take a peak at some of the sights and of course, a few interesting buildings.
Go to Santa Fe.
Located across the Potomac River from Washington DC, "Old Town" is a pleasent showcase of architectural styles and family fun. There's plenty of places to eat and shop just by parking the car and walking around. Here's a look at
Outer Banks, North Carolina
Head south on interstate 64 in Virginia until it becomes highway 12 in North Carolina. Here's what it looks like in the
Halifax, Nova Scotia
A recent trip to
Halifax, Nova Scotia
reveals lots of Victorian buildings and other treats. Here's some images and video of what awaits you in this special Canadian province.