The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Monday, 26 July 2010

My World Tuesday

In my world of England the Town Hall came to represent the power and prestige of a city - the bigger and more ornate the better.

Here is Manchester Town Hall in all the glory that the ratepayers could afford.

Most of these town halls in England will have been constructed at the height of the Empire - late 1800's early 1900's .



ADRIAN said...

A superb example but Glasgow built two as they tied over the final selected design.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous capture and a great look at a part of your world! Hope you have a wonderful week!


Gallery Juana said...

Joining MyWorld for the first time.

Amazing detail in the architecture.

Lesley said...

One thing about these lovely old buildings is that ornateness extends to include the roofs. Modern buildings just seem to end at the roof.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful Town Hall. The architecture is awesome.

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We have no time to stand and stare?

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