Today is the second day of the festival Open House 🏠 🏢🏤 Free admission to 65 buildings till *18:00: headquarters of companies, offices and modern technical buildings:
Center of Architecture and Metropolitan Planning
Central Telecommunication Building CETIN
Church of St Anna
Ministry of Agriculture
National House in Karlín
Pragovka Art District @pragovka
The National Library of Technology
and many other buildings...
You can literally get to any corner of Tokyo by solely using trains - Japan Rail, local lines, subway 🚂 .
Pin drop silence all the way through - no mobile calls, unnecessary conversations or loud music. Insanely well behaved and disciplined locals everywhere.
The Montreux Riviera is a real corner of paradise, which has attracted so many artists, writers and travellers in search of natural beauty, peace and inspiration. Indeed, it was certainly not by chance that Charlie Chaplin chose to spend the last 25 years of his life on the hillside behind Vevey, or that Freddie Mercury immortalised the area on the cover of his album “Made in Heaven”, or that Stravinski composed the “Rite of Spring” at Montreux, or that the singer Prince declared his love for Lavaux in a song called after the famous terraced vineyard, part of the UNESCO World Heritage!
You may wonder why did the Montreux Riviera attract Hemingway, Nabokov, Sissi and so many others? Perhaps it’s the advantages of the microclimate, or the splendours of a lake that you cannot but admire, or the surrounding mountains, both impressive and reassuring, or the sunsets that resemble the paintings of the masters…? No doubt, it's all of the above! ☺️