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Closed Door

By Philip_H
Old Palace Yard, Palace of Westminster - the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Commonly known as the Houses of Parliament after its tenants, the Palace lies on the Middlesex bank of the River Thames in the City of Westminster, in central London. Its name, which derives from the neighbouring Westminster Abbey, may refer to either of two structures: the Old Palace, a medieval building complex that was destroyed by fire in 1834, and its replacement New Palace that stands today. For ceremonial purposes, the palace retains its original style and status as a royal residence.

The subsequent competition for the reconstruction of the Palace after the fire of 1834 was won by architect Charles Barry and his design for a building in the Perpendicular Gothic style. The remains of the Old Palace (with the exception of the detached Jewel Tower) were incorporated in its much larger replacement, which contains over 1,100 rooms organised symmetrically around two series of courtyards. Part of the New Palace's area of 3.24 hectares (8 acres) was reclaimed from the Thames, which is the setting of its principal fašade, the 266-metre (873 ft) river front.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Hope & Glory'.

Best wishes,
Philip

Tags: London Architecture Westminster Doorway Houses of parliament Palace of westminster Lampposts Charles Barry Old palace yard Perpendicular gothic revival

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nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
31 Jan 2013 8:25PM
I like the compo and colours.

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Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 8:32PM
A soon as I saw the thumbnail I knew this was going to be my kind of photograph.
The colours of the brick work are super and I love the combination of the carved wooden doors, brickwork and Victorian Lamps.
Great write up too - I always learn something new from you Philip.
HELANA 6 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 8:54PM
Love the presentation Philip, Glad the door is not in the midle. The lamppost, three and one, perfect.Grate shot.
ElenaSmile
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
31 Jan 2013 9:13PM
A well thought out composition, Philip, the image has an excelent balance.

Dave
An excellent composition
Effrossini
suemason 10 2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 9:58PM
Interesting textures, good composition
LexEquine 9 19 United States
31 Jan 2013 10:41PM
'Superb, beautiful, & well composed Image rendering' ~ Peter
Tibetan 3 3 England
31 Jan 2013 10:54PM
This is what we are all about at our best, buildings that stand the test of time, past times not present! love it quality shouts at you, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
31 Jan 2013 11:09PM
You do this type of image with such style and skill. Great composition and details. As always, an interesting intro as well.

Ann
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
1 Feb 2013 1:01AM
I can see a coach pulling up to drop off some fancy person going to work!
Nice one!
Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
1 Feb 2013 4:14AM
A very interesting background given about this stunning photo Philip !! Excellent !Grin
CarolG Plus
9 193 18 Greece
1 Feb 2013 6:28AM
An excellenbt composition, Philip, and what a magnificent door, love the way it is framed between the lamp posts. Carol
1 Feb 2013 6:16PM

Quote:You do this type of image with such style and skill. Great composition and details. As always, an interesting intro as well.

Ann



Thank you for your kind comments and your highly valued UA, Ann.

P Grin
1 Feb 2013 6:18PM

Quote:An excellenbt composition, Philip, and what a magnificent door, love the way it is framed between the lamp posts. Carol


Thank you too for your kind comments and very much appreciated UA, Carol.

P Grin
pamelajean Plus
10 951 1799 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 9:32PM
Beautifully composed, Philip, interesting narrative and excellent image.
Meheecho 3 275 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 9:39PM
Cracking image and description
Steve
3 Feb 2013 10:46AM
Lovely image and composition.
Rick

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