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Terracotta Glory

By Philip_H
Hi All,

Thanks for all the C&C's on my last upload of Horse Guards Parade/Whitehall.

This image is of the main entrance to the Natural History Museum in London, designed by Alfred Waterhouse (1830-1905), a Victorian architect particularly associated with the Gothic Revival style of architecture. Waterhouse received, without competition, the commission to build the Natural History Museum in South Kensington (18731881), a design which marks an epoch in the modern use of architectural terracotta and which was to become his best known work.

Best wishes,

Tags: London Architecture Columns Natural history museum Terracotta South kensington Digitally manipulated slightly Gothic Revival Alfred Waterhouse Capitals archway

Voters: CarolG, BarbaraR, Ade_Osman and 24 more

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Mar 2012 2:41PM
Superb work by the builders, Philip, and a grand capture by yourself. Carol

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Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
18 Mar 2012 3:32PM
I wonder how much it would cost to get the same kind of work done now?......That's if you could find a Stonemason capable of doing it?

Well spotted.....Ade
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2012 3:57PM
Super detail of this amazing architecture - Carole
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 Mar 2012 4:03PM
Splendid work, yours and his!
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2012 4:26PM
Wonderful detail
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2012 5:14PM
Really excellent, a graceful, dynamic composition created out of the bigger picture.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2012 6:43PM
Fantastic detail - well composed shot Smile
19 Mar 2012 9:44AM
Super shot, I visited last autumn and was blown away by the architecture never having been before - I loved the birds and monkeys on the columns inside as well - good detail and light and contrast not an easy subject to photograph. Well done
luceombra 6 27 5 Italy
19 Mar 2012 9:45AM
very nice compo and details
19 Mar 2012 2:07PM
Excellent capture of this fine detail Philip.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2012 8:16PM
Lovely detail, Nice pov and compGrin
swanseamale47 10 124 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2012 11:09AM
Like the pov and detail in this shot.
yrret 7
23 Mar 2012 8:27PM
Love the pattern and lighting detail in this picture. great photo
bornav 6 India
29 Mar 2012 12:41PM
Hello Phillip, this is a wonderful architectural photo. everything seems to be symmetric and perfectly detailed, the lighting is appropriate too!

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