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My Sunday Photo: 27 November 2016

Church Arch and RoofEcclesiastical architecture is often both an incredible source of shape and line, and a proliferation of stunning detail. This example – an East Midlands parish church – doesn’t disappoint. It’s worth remembering that all this was designed and built long before the time of computers, of even power tools as we have them now. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, have a look at the vine detail at the bottom of the arch, each side!

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Alphabet Photography Project: G is for Glass

Camellia HouseA large proportion of glass in architecture, whether old style or modern, is often fascinating. Here, we are back again to my beloved Wollaton Park, Nottingham. This is the view looking up at the roof of the Camellia House, set in the grounds. One of the earliest cast iron glasshouses of its kind, it was built in 1827. It has recently been extensively restored, and is still used for its original purpose.
Buildinds such as this one provide a wonderful display of shape and line – a photographer’s paradise!

This post continues my contribution to the Alphabet Project:

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Monday Mobile: 11 February 2013

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Today, I happened to look up… and this is what I saw: it’s the roof of ‘The Roundhouse’ – once an actual locomotive roundhouse, now part of a college. Spare a moment to think of the designers and builders – no computers then, all drawn and calculated manually!

Prompted by ‘Monday Mobile’ here, at Cakes Photos Life.

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The Gallery: Week 63 – Old Meets New

The theme for week 63 is ‘3 Word Gallery’.  I have chosen ‘Old Meets New’ as my three-word title.  In our cities, this is something that often happens in the context of architecture. Now, sometimes it works well, and sometimes the result is disappointing.  Here, I think the contrast of the old cathedral with the modern bridge, with its colour-changing LED lighting, works well.  And especially so in the rain.

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