Melodies of the Danube River Cruise

Don't miss your chance to secure your spot on this very special Yoga & Architecture destination river cruise led by Erica Boucher, owner of International Yoga Travel, and Christine Madrid French, architectural historian. Seven nights, five countries, one river. July 13-20, 2024.

If the fusion of tranquility, history, and architecture piques your interest, our 7-night Yoga & Architecture River Cruise along the iconic Danube is for you. Hosted by AmaWaterways, the tour includes a large variety of activities so you can find what you love best. We will bring hidden stories to life at stops in Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Slovakia with an optional post-cruise stay in Prague. We're going beyond the usual sightseeing experience; this is an exploration of history, architecture, and the human spirit. Throughout this voyage, I'll provide insightful riverside presentations, designed to enhance your appreciation of architectural masterpieces. Learn to resonate with these historical edifices, leveraging your innate observational skills to foster a deeper connection with the rich tapestry of our destinations. Join us as we delve into the past, explore the architectural wonders, and experience a transformative journey through yoga, all while cruising the picturesque Danube. Act fast, your journey of discovery awaits!

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The Architecture of Suspense

Film director Alfred Hitchcock leveraged our collective memory and the language of building and monumental design as constructed expressions of human emotions, including love, envy, and the killer instinct.

Through creative production design, cinematography, and storytelling, he highlighted the personalities of buildings as effectively as any architect. For Hitchcock, the parts of a building represent humanity and all its complications: windows are the eyes into the soul, a stairway is a spine between the heart and mind, the basement is a place to hide secrets, and a door permits entry into infinite subliminal perceptions. Architectural settings and the backstory for Hitchcock's mid-century movies, including Vertigo, Psycho, Rear Window, North by Northwest, and The Birds are featured, along with an insider’s peek at real-life notorious Modernist "villain's lairs" in Los Angeles and Palm Springs designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, and John Lautner as seen in LA Confidential, Diamonds are Forever, The Big Lebowski, and other films.

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