Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lovely Vila Lanna Stay in Prague (Fulbright Orientation)

During our trip to Prague for Neil's Fulbright Orientation Week, Sept. 13-19, 2010, we had numerous experiences to share with everyone. First, is the lovely Vila Lanna where we stayed.

The Vila was built in the late 1800s by the Lanna Family, who were from Ceske Budejovice! There is a statue of Mr. Lanna here in our city.
The Czech Academy of Sciences purchased the Vila Lanna in 1957. It is used to host conferences and serve as a residence for guests of the Academy. We felt very special to be able to spend a week in this lovely Vila which is located up on the hill overlooking Prague near many embassies (we were near the Chinese, Egyptian, and Canadian embassies, as well as the U.S. Ambassador's Residence).

Here we are standing near the columns on the patio outside of the Vila. A lovely spot for morning coffee..

 Some of the outside gardens, along with the Gazebo (made us feel right at home!)....

The patio and solitary columns to add vertical interest.....a great idea to add interest for a large patio space.

Under the porticos and porches outside, as well as the walls and ceilings inside are numerous paintings and artwork that are dreamy to behold:

Of course, the grand staircase, hallways, and conference/dining rooms were lighted with gorgeous Bohemia chandeliers, making our morning breakfasts, lunches, and dinners so delightful!

A wonderful place for our Fulbright made the whole event such a gala affair.

Disclaimer: This blog is not an official University of Minnesota or Fulbright Program blog. The views expressed are my own and not those of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. Department of State or any of its partner organizations, or the University of Minnesota.

No comments:

Post a Comment