Thursday 9 August 2007

Relic of Empire? - # 194

All over Britain there are decaying sports pavilions and summer houses and villas with these features, all dating from Edwardian times; pointy things on top, and elegant little pillars to surround and make more elegant.
There are other things, too. Why? Perhaps architectural historians know, but I've developed my own idea. The hunt is on - but it won't take too long.


  1. Hi - I love this photo, but not being an architectural historian I can't help you.

    I am surprised that these types of building are in a state of bad repair in England - I thought keeping these buildings was a priority over there.

  2. Like Jules, I'm disappointed to see this! I hope that at least the nicest ones are better preserved!

    Waiting for the hunting result; can't help!