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The Hops Exchange, Southwark, London by tmrother

Beer was and is an important part of English life. This is clear, when you see this impressive curved Hops Exchange building in Southwark. It is elegant from outside and inside. Designed by R.H. Moore (not Royal Highness) in 1867, it served the brewing industry. It’s glass roof provide natural light on the tiled trading floor. There were also similar grand buildings in London for Coal, Metal and Stock Exchanges, but WWII bombings, fires and ignorance left only the Hops Exchange and Leather Exchange still standing today. Paradoxically the Hops Exchange never really took of and by 1903 major tenant was J. Lyons -a wine company, which moved out in 1972. Today the offices are rented out to various boring businesses such as real estate and recruiting with the exception of Katzenjammers – a German style Bierkeller.

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Edificio La Adriática – Sevilla by neobit

El Edificio de La Adriática se levantó en Sevilla entre los años 1914 y 1922 en la calle Cánovas del Castillo, actual Avenida de la Constitución.
Proyectado por el arquitecto José Espiau y Muñoz, en 1914, para la importante Compañía de seguros La Adriática, constituye un bello ejemplo de arquitectura ecléctica, donde se combinan elementos de ascendencia islámica con otros de estilo plateresco y otros claramente regionalistas. El edificio se construye en pleno auge constructivo de la ciudad de Sevilla con motivo de la apertura y el ensanche de la Avenida, y próximo al gran evento de la Exposición Iberoamericana de 1929.
La particularidad de su situación sobre un solar de planta triangular con ángulo muy acusado sobre una manzana muy bien ubicada en la confluencia de la Avenida con las plazas Nueva y de San Francisco, fue aprovechada por la creatividad de su autor para diseñar un edificio único, con unas perspectivas poco comunes en la ciudad, y con unas formas en las que predomina el estilo neomudéjar, tan presente en la ciudad de Sevilla en esa época.
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Built in 1915 for the insurance company la Adriática, its namesake building is a beautiful example of neo-mudéjar architecture in Seville. Its location on a triangular piece of land where avenida de la Constitución meets calle Fernández y González gave the building its unusually thin shape and strategic location. The tip of the triangle is crowned with a dome over Islamic style windows and azulejos tiles. The building was designed by one of Seville’s most renowned neo-mudéjar architects, José Espiau y Muñoz, whose notable works include the legendary Hotel Alfonso XIII.

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Mont Park Hotel (Benidorm, Alicante, Spain) by FranciscoGarciaRios

Música (abrir en nueva pestaña) / Music (Open link in new tab): – Dave Stewart & Candy Dulfer – Lily Was Here.
A night time shot of the Hotel Mont Park’s facade, located in the “Rincón de Loix” of Benidorm (Alicante, Spain) showing a very attractive play of rhythmic patterns with interesting tonal contrasts, enhanced by the night lighting.
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Una toma nocturna de la fachada del Hotel Mont Park, situado en el Rincón de Loix de Benidorm (Alicante) luciendo unos muy atractivos y rítmicos patrones con interesantes contrastes tonales, realzados por su iluminación.

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