Enjoy these virtual puzzles featuring photos from the Decorative Arts Trust’s programs. The digital puzzles begin at 54 pieces, but you can click the “waffle” (nine-square grid) icon to increase or decrease the number of pieces. Have fun!
Villandry Château and Gardens, France
The Château of Villandry is the last of the great chateaux of the Loire built during the Renaissance in the Loire Valley. When Jean Le Breton acquired the Villandry estate, the building was a Medieval fortress. The defensive architecture was pared down, opened up and enhanced with elements of Renaissance décor. Decorative Arts Trust members visited the château and gardens during the From Château to Vineyard: The Lower Loire Valley Study Trip Abroad program in fall 2019.
Gwrych Castle, Wales
Gwrych Castle was erected between 1819 and 1825. In the mid-20th century, it was called “The Showpiece of Wales.” Members visited the Castle during the Discovering Wales and the Welsh Marches Study Trip Abroad program in spring 2019.
Fondouk El Nejjarine, Morocco
he Museum of Wood in Fes is housed in the Fondouk el-Nejjarine, an 18th-century trading post and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Members visited this site during the Morocco: Northern Africa Melds With the Mediterranean World Study Trip Abroad program in spring 2019.
The Municipal House (Obecní Dům) Ceiling, Prague
The splendid Obecní Dům (the Municipal House) is thought to be the finest piece of Art Nouveau architecture in Prague. Designed by Osvald Polivka and Antonin Balsanek, it opened in 1912 and contains several restaurants, an exhibition space, and a concert hall. Members visited the building during the Prague & Vienna: Haute Design in Central Europe Study Trip Abroad program in fall 2018.