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photoblog image 'Scene' in Dorset - Swanage 2/7

'Scene' in Dorset - Swanage 2/7

This "longish" series comprises a variety of subjects and shots I took during our April visit to Dorset for our nephews wedding.

This picture of the entrance to Swanage Town Hall shows the old 1860 facade of the Mercers' Hall in London that was later used as the facade of this building, which was designed by G.R. Crickmay (1830-1907) of Weymouth, and built during the early 1880's.


Sadly the balcony and area above was covered in scaffolding so I have not included that in the image.

 

'Scene' in Dorset - Swanage 2/7

This "longish" series comprises a variety of subjects and shots I took during our April visit to Dorset for our nephews wedding.

This picture of the entrance to Swanage Town Hall shows the old 1860 facade of the Mercers' Hall in London that was later used as the facade of this building, which was designed by G.R. Crickmay (1830-1907) of Weymouth, and built during the early 1880's.


Sadly the balcony and area above was covered in scaffolding so I have not included that in the image.

 

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Jul 2010, 00:44
Very ornate Entrance, Brian...they are big and impressive cupids.

I think those black bollards and fake antique gaslights detract from the scene, but I suppose the city elders might object if you knocked them down for your picture.
Brian Walbey: I didn't mind the gaslights Ray but the bollards were not really essential in my opinion, perhaps they were to stop an irate taxpayer driving a tank into the council office to protest.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Jul 2010, 06:16
It is none the less a very ornate & rather grand entrance Brian
Brian Walbey: I read about this before we went Chris, hence I was dissapointed about the scaffolding.
Very ornate and impressive. Must look good without the scaffolding.
Brian Walbey: I read about this before we went Sheila, hence I was dissapointed about the scaffolding.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 22 Jul 2010, 07:25
very ornate brian
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Tony.
The curse of scaffolding that seems to cloak so many buildings!
Brian Walbey: I read about this before we went Bill, hence I was dissapointed about the scaffolding.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Jul 2010, 08:26
Very ornate, Brian. It seems out of place for Swanage but I understand the fairly local connection.
Brian Walbey: I read about this before we went Alan so made a point of looking for it.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 Jul 2010, 09:50
Impressive entrance well captured
Brian Walbey: I bet it looks good without the scaffolding vintage, next time perhaps it will not be there.
  • Aussie
  • Rockhampton
  • 22 Jul 2010, 10:28
Lovely building, scaffolding has to be the worse thing for photographers.
Brian Walbey: I read about this before we went Aussie, hence I was dissapointed about the scaffolding.
That's a very fine doorway, Brian - and it has an interesting history!
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Tom.
An attractive doorway Brian. Swanage should be proud of it
Brian Walbey: Perhaps that is why they have got the scaffolding up Janet, it's part of Purbeck history.
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 22 Jul 2010, 15:35
At least the scaffolding indicates they're taking care of the building.. unlike so many other beautiful building that are slowly crumbling apart.
Brian Walbey: I read about this before we went Scarlet, hence I was dissapointed about the scaffolding, but I agree, it should be looked after.
A very decorative entrance, well spotted.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
very nice building front, nice shot
Brian Walbey: Thanks Derek.

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