Monday 23 June 2008

"Plainly" elegant - # 08/143

The elegance of the Parade around Kew Gardens Station is expressed by these magnificent apartments built at the turn of the 19th century around 1897. I admired the Chinese motif on the window frames. Most of all I admired the way that the dappled shadows echoed the dappled bark pattern of the plane trees.

6 comments:

  1. Very nice indeed!
    The sunlight gives them an extra touch of beauty to these surely comfortable dwellings.

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  2. Of course, I looked at the photo before I read your words.
    I was thinking how beautiful the woody window bits were - but your description of the "Chinese motif on the window frames", sounds much better.

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  3. I love the dappled shadows on the fa├žade. And yes, nice apartments. Is this a Yuppie area ?

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  4. Oh I so agree. I love the dappled light through the trees. I nearly didn't buy my house till I visited one day, the light was doing just that, coming in through the shutters, creating magical patterns and then I knew the house had to be done.

    i'm all for a bit of dapple. beautifully captured.

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  5. So typically British - and SO nice - and "classy"! How different from what was built in France at the same time!

    (I see that on of the flats is for sale; would not even dare to ask for the price!)

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  6. Ahh - can I smell a nice new wideangle lens here......

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