Classic Facades

The stunners contained within this theme scream AWA. Guess what, they are all real places, each with a story to tell. We invite you to explore some of the most "classic" spots around the globe.

Ketchum, Idaho, United States

Pioneer Saloon

Now known for its margaritas as well as displaying one of the author’s hunting rifles, one could assume Hemingway today would be more than happy to continue hanging out at the establishment—especially for its infamy as an illegal gambling den in the bar’s early history. 

Sun Valley, Idaho, United States

Sun Valley Resort & Lodge

In 1936, this Idahoan valley traded sheep for ski enthusiasts--and has never looked back.

South Ayrshire, Scotland

Girvan

When people think of Scotland, pristine, long, sandy beaches are probably not top of mind. The people of Girvan, however, would like a word.

Fresno, California, United States

Fresno Brewing Company

This all-brick building is the last remaining original structure of the Fresno Brewing Company.

Singapore, Singapore

The Arts House

This arts building was built as a private residence, and yet spent the last 200 years as a governmental building.

Paris, France

Petit Palais

As you stroll through the museum, imagine being among the first to see it, one of fifty million visitors who came to Paris in 1900, eager for their chance to see a whole new world.

Keszthely, Hungary

Festetics Palace

Some of us are just late bloomers, but this hulking Hungarian palace had a bit longer of an awkward phase than we're used to.

Los Angeles, California, United States

Pico House

Pico may translate to "peak," but the city of Los Angeles was only just getting started during the construction of this landmark

Oxford, United Kingdom

All Souls College

This college is virtually unchanged since its opening in 1438, whispering centuries of stories to its visitors. The most famous tale of all? A Duck on Parade.

Madrid, Spain

Cine Doré

Madrid’s famed theater is sure to hook you with its beaming brick-orange facade, then reel you in with its story of renaissance, resistance, and rebirth.

Olesa de Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain

Vador Bruixa

This custom residential home belonged to textile entrepreneur Salvador Ubach.

Venice, Italy

Church of San Zaccaria

Nestled on the edge of the famed canal city, this Venetian church attracts visitors with its ornate facade and flooded crypt — but its most interesting story is over a thousand years old, on a night when the church played host to a Pope on the run…

Hanoi, Vietnam

Presidential Palace

A symbol of when it was a French colony, the presidential palaces offers a glimpse into the storied history of Vietnam.

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Drexel Theatre

This theater has made a name for itself playing movies that won't get played anywhere else, and even teamed up with a local brewery for a Wes Anderson themed beer.

London, United Kingdom

Somerset House

Originally built in 1547, this Palace was a centerpiece of the British monarchy during the Protestant Reformation.

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vijećnica

Playing host to the killing that sparked WWI was only the beginning of this heralded hall’s story — it’s one of triumph, tragedy, and a tantalizing return to glory.

Palermo, Italy

Palazzina Cinese

This weirdly wonderful palace was the result of a most fortunate twist of fate. A punishment only fit for a King — exile in Sicily.

Hawley, Pennsylvania, United States

The Ritz Company Playhouse

This theater rose from the ashes of a nearby fire, and was put into overtime by another, but itself was saved from closure by a band of theater loving locals.

Medlow Bath, New South Wales, Australia

The Hydro Majestic Hotel

The Hydro Majestic Hotel was originally built as a hydropathic treatment center.

Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Linthorne Loft

The Linthorne Loft was the first residence in Bonavista to include a general store on the first floor.

Rochester, New York, United States

Kodak Tower

This photogenic tower is the headquarters of one of the world's most famous camera brands, and fought to continue to be Rochester's tallest tower.

Faro, Portugal

Palacio do Estoi

They say patience is a virtue, and it’s a good thing this pink palace took that advice to heart.

Evian-les-Bains, France

Palais Lumière

A fitting name for two brothers who illuminated the world on the wonders of cinema.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Det Gule Palæ

Holds the honor of being the first building of this style in the city.

Gdansk, Poland

The Long Market

One of Europe's grandest squares is actually a strip. Unlike Vegas, coins are not welcome here.

Épernay, Champagne, France

Champagne la Castellane

Is it a celebration without champagne? This starry drink is synonymous with life's happy moments.

Putrajaya, Malaysia

Palace of Justice

A young republic decided to construct a completely new capital city--and this gorgeous building is the star.

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

The Mob Museum

The museum that preserves many mobster memories.

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