Thursday, July 05, 2007

Fred and Ginger

On my first day in Prague, the hotel receptionist gave me a map, which featured a very odd notation, "Fred and Ginger". What sort of site would that be?
Well, as it turns out, the reference was to a building! Wikipedia calls it the Dancing House. The puckish locals called it "Fred and Ginger" for obvious reasons, and it is quite striking, at least as seen (as in the photo here) from the Vltava.
Czechs are mischievous but so can Canadians be - or at least the Canadian-born, like Frank Gehry, the architect who contributed to this creation.


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