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Colonial Architecture, Solid Town Tradition, Awesome Shopping And Dining Comprise A Trip To Port Fairy

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River, sea and lake towns have normally possessed a unique yet relaxing charm. Tourists are extremely drawn to them because of the common good hospitality of the locals and the way culture is well preserved and presented in these unpretentious towns. If you have the desire to rest in the culturally-charged place, the wonderful town of Port Fairy fits the bill.

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Lots of people compare the fantastic set up of Port Fairy to Natchez, Mississippi, meaning regardless of the size and also the neighbouring development, traditions stay alive, rich and strong which locals are very proud of. Based on travellers, the lands as well as waterscapes mostly create the appeal of this area. Associated by really nice colonial structures that many houses, business establishments as well as office buildings have, the place instantly creates a remarkable and timeless visual delight to tourists.

Most families in the area have a boat and homes have their own small docks for them; some of these families even provide relaxing boat rides to visitors who wish to completely experience all that Port Fairy has to offer. On warm months, these boat trips even include a quick dip in peaceful Moyne River before a backyard barbecue dish.

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People who are looking for a gastronomic adventure can get it in town also. There are posh cafrestaurants that serve typical Mediterranean-Italian foods and wine, Asian restaurants that provide savoury Chinese cuisine and also seafood take-away stores with fish as well as snacks, calamari, shrimp, and so many more. The variety of meal choices is extremely great; it’s best to just ignore dieting when in Port Fairy, if not, fighting the desire to give everything a shot will only ruin all the fun.

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The town centre is usually a favourite place for locals and visitors as well. There are plenty of lines of novelty stores that show the notable way of life of the place. Among the list of oft-visited stores is the Port Fairy Confectionery which sells sinfully great chocolate treats, toffee and nougat. All of these sweet treats are offered in a luxurious-looking box – excellent presents for loved ones back home. Individuals who are into antiques will definitely love the antique stores.

The products of which consist of genuine porcelain as well as silver tableware to crystal home decor, cigar container bags, jewellery, toys and other valuable collectibles. Females who are very fond of vintage and unique style, on the other hand, can go to the many apparel shops that highlight the designs of local designers.

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Port Fairy is also a venue for lots of social as well as music festivals. Winter and summer are busy months due to the holidays. Travellers flock to Port Fairy for the Folk Music Festival which is known to regularly feature the country’s most favourite performers as well as representative musical acts from nearby countries.

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Creative Architecturally Glazed Buildings

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Willis Tower Glass Balconies  Since opening in 1973, the Willis tower has been undergone various renovation projects. One such project was the addition of an observation deck called the Sky deck, starting in 2009 when glass balconies were installed, making the building into a popular tourist attraction. The glass balcony is on the 103rd floor of the tower and which extends 4 feet from the side of the building. It can sustain a massive 4.5 metric tonnes in weight, making it a lot safer than it looks. The Willis Tower is not the first building to use structural glazing as a platform, but it is the highest, which is why it makes this list.

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National Centre of Performing Arts. The National Grand theatre in China is truly a visually stunning building made completely of titanium and structural glazing, making it highly bespoke and distinctive in its design. The theatre spans over an area of 12,000 m and is surrounded by an artificial lake. The total cost of the building project was over 27 million (or 3.2 billion Yen), which caused quite a stir among the community as many believed it would be impossible to ever recuperate a return on the investment, however since opening it has been announced that the theatre is not for profit. Despite the negativity surrounding this, we believe the building itself is an architectural phenomenon which is why it makes this list.

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The Louvre Pyramid. If you want to experience the Louvre Pyramid then you have to travel to Paris to enjoy the structure in all its glory. The structure is made up of glass and metal and is accompanied by three similar, yet smaller pyramids in the courtyard of the Louvre Palace. The pyramid is made up of glass segments which stretch up to 70 feet in the air, with square base sides each stretching 35 metres in size. Since it has been created there have been many other museums which have tried to duplicate its features, but due to its originality, appeal and popularity, we feel it deserves a place on this list.

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The Nelson-Atkins museum of art is known for its neoclassical architecture as well as its distinctive artefacts, including large shuttlecocks around the building. What we wanted to concentrate on is the five new Bloch buildings which are coated in frosted glass and illuminated in light from corner to corner. The buildings are museums for contemporary, photography and African exhibitions, which in combination with their visual appeal, makes the buildings an increasingly popular tourist attraction.

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Basque Health Department Headquarters.The Basque Health Department Headquarters is one of many architectural spectacles situated in the city of Bilbao, Spain. The building is located on the edge of two of the busiest streets in Bilbao and is unique for its glass cover which is positioned in irregular places. The folds on the exterior of the building generate multiple reflections which continually change depending on your viewpoint, the hour of the day and the season. The building is also double skinned which has sustainable benefits as it reduces dependency on air conditioning; it insulates more heat, reduces noise and emits natural light.

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A smart office decor

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Tired of your old office design? Why not giving it a new look with a very limited budget. I recently  made my research for one of my client who want to renovate his office in a small budget, & i come up with a great find. with a long  list of race in office furniture & design. I focus on a nice little office design.

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For starters, the office design you see in the picture is a model from from one of my favorite designer, Solitaire. It is made of sheet steel and gunmetal gray: I love it! Super simple but elegant.  Then, to go with this wonder Ill see this office chair design,  You like? No, I say this, because it would be fine with me and my client precisely as we got limited budget.

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They wanted to change office chair as well, In addition, it exists in different colors and frankly, if I had to pick one, I would be a bit lost. I believe I hesitate between black and white. 

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Or maybe there is this one too: The Meridiana chair by Christophe Pillet for Driade! Otherwise storage level, I am part of the great red flash with this example to lix furniture, available in different heights and different colors .

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3 Ways to add character to your home

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If you want to inject more character into your home then take a look at these three tips that will add instant appeal.

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Improve your Frontage
Your frontage creates the first impression of your home so if yours looks scruffy and neglected then give it a facelift. You can take simple steps like cleaning and tidying your driveway, repointing or repainting your exterior walls or adding interest with plants. If you’ve got more money to spend then you could consider making bigger changes such as having a new driveway installed, replacing UPVC with
timber windows or reroofing. Simply cleaning and tidying will make a huge difference but bigger and more expensive changes will be more lasting and could even add value to your home.

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Inject Personality
Homes don’t necessarily have to be older in order for them to have character. Although period features like fireplaces and cornicing do help, you can give your rooms a warmer and more inviting feel by creating an accent wall. Choose one wall and decorate in bold, bright paper. This will give your room a focal point, which is especially useful if you don’t have features such as fireplaces.

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The rise in the popularity of property shows has led many homeowners to believe that they must decorate their homes neutrally. That’s all very well if you’re planning to sell but if you’re going to be living in your home for a few years then choose the colours and styles you love, not what will appeal to other people. Don’ be afraid to display your collections, add quirky ornaments or bold soft furnishings to your rooms as you’ll feel much happier if you’re surrounded by the things you love.

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Replace Flooring
In older homes stripped wooden floorboards can create a rustic or formal feel and are much easier to keep clean than carpets. If you’re lucky enough to have original tiles in your hallway then uncover them and make them the focus of your front entrance. To warm up wooden floors add some luxurious rugs in soft materials and warm colours.

Replace old carpets with smart new floor coverings that will make your rooms look instantly neater, lighter and brighter. In the kitchen add an unusual edge with a vinyl or even polished concrete floor that will make your kitchen completely unique.

 

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Kate Harris

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