Tuesday, 14 December 2010

IN THE SHELTER

10 comments:

Hermes said...

What a lovely detail. One rason I like the Victorians was their attention to detail. This looks modern but definately adds.

Rosie said...

Give me that sort of arhictecture anyday - it's timeless elegance Lucy

RuneE said...

That can't be an ordinary "bomb-shelter". A very elegant detail that you have treated very well too.

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Hermes. It's an old shelter but I'm not sure of the date. Weymouth council has been 'doing up' these shelters recently which is why it looks confusingly new - all is fresh paint.

It's lovely, isn't it, Rosie?

Rune - not a bomb shelter! It's where people can sit to shelter from the wind while they look at the sea. They are a traditional feature of the English seaside and very useful for elderly people who often sit in them to eat their picnics. I'll see if I can take a decent picture to show you.

Lucy

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Particularly Love this image - I think it is the stark yet filigree black on white
K

Chuck said...

All the angles and contrast is great. Another top effort, Lucy!

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Karen. I wasn't sure whether to include this picture because the artistry is down to the designer and painter - so it is a photo of a work of art rather than art itself. None the less, I like its grace . . . so, here it is!

Thanks Chuck, though, as I said to Karen, most of the value is due to others, not me. In particular, I am impressed by the precision of the painting. Workers don't always get credit for this.

Lucy

James said...

You certainly have an eye for details. Strangely the metal "arches" remind me of some larger ones that are part of an old bridge that I saw a while ago.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful metal work! The contrast between the metal and wood is very nice. Good one Lucy!

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello James. I don't know the date of this shelter. One from the 1930s was dismantled nearby earlier in the year but this one might be earlier. I think the design of these shelters and railway canopies can be linked which, in turn, connects them with railways and bridges.

Thanks Pat. But, I said to the others, the colours and quality of the paintwork (and, thus, the contrast) is due to the eye of those who worked on the shelter.

Lucy