Mega Thread Where is this? (OS version)

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L’Hotel, Paris. Was once Oscar Wilde’s home.
yep
the former Hôtel d'Alsace
Wilde died there, after exclaiming something like 'either those curtains go, or I go'
Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentinian writer, was a big fan of Wilde's, having translated The Happy Prince at age 9
he stayed at the hotel too

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amyannick

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Gio Ponti is certainly famous for tiles in that style and google tells me it is the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento.
 

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Gio Ponti is certainly famous for tiles in that style and google tells me it is the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento.
Yes it’s the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento. By maestro Italian architect Gio Ponti. The chair at the desk is by him too. But the tiles are everywhere in the hotel and were an inspiration for the Dolce Gabbana Spring 2021 menswear show.
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amyannick

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I do like a good bit of Italian modernism. A successor of Ponti built a few buildings around Canberra including a stunning house that was on the market recently so I got to have a stickybeak around.

We'll stick with the architecture theme. Not a great picture, but might be easy for someone that's been there.

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