19th-Century Office as NYC’s Beekman Hotel

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Previously design as offices for lawyers and small businesses in 1883, this beautifully detailed building has now been transformed into one of the most stunning, must visit spaces to exist. The building was transformed by Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects, and Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.  The Beekman hotel is designed so guest can glimpse all the fun without having to walk through the spaces.

I cannot wait until I get a glimpse of my own.

Skógafoss Waterfall

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For travel planning addicts, the beautiful Skógafoss waterfall in Iceland should defiantly a must see on your list! Getting up close to the powerful high waterfall is an experience that I will never forget. I was overwelmed with the powerful the 60meter drop, I completely got drenched and forgot my camera was not waterproof. Be prepared.

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Florence Cathedral

The typical Italian Gothic building, the Cathedral of Florence, is dedicated to “Santa Maria del Fiore”. The church was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio (c1245-1302) who considerably enlarged the existing religious structure. Finished around 1367, the Cathedral was completely covered by coloured marbles like the earlier Baptistery, except for the façade that remained unfinished and was terminated only in the 19th century.

Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza

Excellent high class hotel with beautiful interior by by Spanish interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán (http://www.lazarorosaviolan.com/).

The hotel incorporated inviting art display and colour throughout the hotel, from the historical paintings on ceramic walls behind restaurant lounge, black and white framed photographs displayed throughout the hallway  (in some area used as a floor to ceiling feature wall) and stunning large scale sculptures that greet you as soon as you step through the entrance door.

I was overall pleased with my experience and the excellent service I have received.

http://www.granhotelmontesolibiza.com

Thomas Phifer’s United States Courthouse is covered in vertical sun shades