The cat in on the act
A stony gaze
A peek at part of BBC Bristol, Whiteladies Road, Bristol
A sympathetic 1980s extension of the old 1934 BBC studios begins at the left.
Picking up architectural details, scale, proportions, texture and colour from the traditionally sober original, the new buildings managed to avoid the brutalism of the sixties as well as the ubiquitous Toytown façades that were all the rage elsewhere in the city in the eighties.
The effect is only let down by the crass insertion of a vent in the left hand blind entrance and a failure to reinstate the missing urn, the shadow staining of which is still visible.
trees now wooden walls | stacked, stockpiled into log piles | winter fuel gathered Continue reading “Abstract 14: winter fuel”
Stepped lancet windows, Redland, Bristol
Part of old chapel converted to multiple occupancy
Presumably the windows follow the line of internal stairs
Embanked stone circle, Glandy Cross, Carmarthenshire Continue reading “Pillar 4: Meini Gwyr”
A medieval worthy and his wife, St Stephens, City Centre, Bristol
I’m amused by the size of his hands — all the better to pray for his soul?
Jun 25, 2013 post re-posted
Spanish view: stained glass window
Casa Maria restaurant, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Sunny southern Spain comes to wet West Wales
Reflections of Millennium Centre, Cardiff
This building incorporates bands of slates from various quarries in Wales