The Dancing House, Prague

The Dancing House is a relatively new architectural landmark  (designed in 1992 and completed in 1996) facing the river in Prague. Designed by Frank O Gehry and the Czech architect of Croatian origin Vlado Milunic. The locals refer to it as the Ginger and Fred house as the two dominant shapes represent two dancers and some call it the Drunk House. Whatever you call it, you cannot enter the building unless you have genuine business with the multi-national tenants inside or a booking in the French restaurant Celeste. We ate in Celeste one night and I will do a post soon.

Medusa is the name of the round metal mesh sphere on the top terrace.

As much as I have always admired Frank O Geary, he does gets all the attention so since I am in Prague and soaking up the vast array of architectural styles in this city, here is Vlado’s website.

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  1. #1 by bagnidilucca on June 2, 2011 - 9:04 pm

    What a great looking building!

  2. #2 by Kenny on June 2, 2011 - 10:34 pm

    Sheila and I stopped on our bikes to just stare at this wonderful building!! It was such a standout! Thanks for the memories, Roz! Ken

  3. #3 by maryd on June 3, 2011 - 12:05 am

    WOW.

  4. #4 by sheila on June 3, 2011 - 10:55 am

    Happy Memories! I am looking forward to reading your blog about Celeste Roz and the internal architecture. We also enjoyed walking the Charles Bridge in the very early morning..

    • #5 by tastetravel on June 8, 2011 - 11:10 pm

      I am so behind in my posts, Celeste will have to wait but it will happen!

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