Author Archives: Adventures in Preservation

About Adventures in Preservation

Huge fans of the world's architectural heritage, making it a point to seek out historic buildings wherever we travel. Bloggers include co-founder of Adventures in Preservation, a non-profit organizing historic preservation-based volunteer vacations, and AiP interns.

What Do The Louvre and Fast Food Have in Common?

Originally posted on The Secret Knowledge of Spaces:
Your local fast food chain (Seattle). Everything has its history, including the roofline of your closest fast food restaurant. Fast food chain architecture seems to be streamlining now, cutting out decoration until nothing…

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A Shotgun House Primer

The folks at the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans have put together a concise guide to shotgun houses. The primer touches on the origins of the vernacular form and descibes the variations found in the region and in New Orleans in particular. … Continue reading

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Up for Adventure in Albania

by Innes Borstel “Adventures in Preservation”… I’ve always loved that word “adventure.” As a kid, my dad would pack up all of us and take us whitewater canoeing, spelunking, and mountain climbing. Looking back, it’s a wonder that we all … Continue reading

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Exploring the Best of Bruges (and its Buildings)

By Amandine Dowle Bruges is a beautiful medieval town, located two and a half hours by train from Paris and 50 minutes from Brussels. Often called the Venice of the North for its canals, Bruges reveals its beauty at any … Continue reading

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More than Just a Museum in Münchingen…

Zeina Elcheikh celebrates a small town museum. Arriving in Münchingen, it’s easy to delight in the traditional architecture of the old houses and barns as you wander about. Behind the remarkable Rathaus (Town Hall), stands a quiet old building, a … Continue reading

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When Memories Hurt…

Zeina Elcheikh writes about the loss of Syria’s heritage to war While waiting for a Heavenly resolution, since the whole world failed to decide on what to stop or whom to support, my heart breaks for the sight of children—the … Continue reading

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Between a Post and a Stop: What Time is This Place?

Zeina Elcheikh writes about her encounter with a “historic” tourist attraction in Egypt. Apologizing for using the title of Kevin Lynch’s fabulous book as a part of this piece’s title keeps me safe from being accused of committing a flagrant clone-plagiarism. … Continue reading

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