GINGER & FRED
Due to its shape, the Dancing House has become a widely used nickname for the building, but it is also known as Ginger and Fred after famed dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It’s formed by two central towers; the one known as Ginger is made of glass and steel, while Fred has a concrete body and a metal head. The unusual architecture initially caused some controversy, with critics saying it doesn’t fit its historical surroundings, but such arguments gradually disappeared as it drew the attention of an increasing number of tourists. The Czech National Bank issued a gold coin in 2005 with the Dancing House on it as the final piece of its “10 Centuries of Architecture” series. So far, a restaurant, a bar and a gallery have provided visitors a chance to look inside.
A view of the Dancing House in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday. For many of millions tourists from all over the globe who flood the picturesque Czech capital every year, to take a selfie in front of Prague’s Dancing House has become as obvious part of their visit as a walk on a medieval Charles Bridge. Now, they have an option to stay there as part of it has been turned into a hotel with a magnificent view from its rooms.