Friday, September 2, 2011

Annex Carving


It is a beautiful hot summer day here (30˚C) so it is perfect for a wander through the shady streets of the Annex where I spotted this wonderful carving on a house built in the 1890s for the principal of a school. Perfect choice of a scroll and plume carving to go along with the moulded terra cotta tiles!

14 comments:

Jack said...

I love detailing like this. There is so much to see and admire.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful scroll and plume, and definitely a time to seek out shady streets.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

jennyfreckles said...

That's very unusual - I think I'm glad not everyone's house gives a clue as to what their job is, though it could be fun guessing.

Kate said...

Symbols are SO important in life, and these blend in well with the bricks.

Lúcia said...

The plume is so delicate, I like the tiles too!
Have a happy weekend! ;-)

Regina K said...

Wonderful details.

Thanks Redpat, I found JFK quite easily with a hint.

Virginia said...

I love finding fine old details like this. Shhhh, don't tell the taggers!
V

Leif Hagen said...

Fantastic architectural details! You have so many wonderful buildings in your city!
Happy weekend to you

Randy said...

Decorative and nice!

Paul in Powell River said...

Nice eye for the details Red!

Birdman said...

We have some unique spots on brick buildings like this. What a surprise when you find them.

La Principessa Errante said...

This detailing is just exquisite. There is so much, the sandstone, the fired clay tiles and then the granite insets. Oh how I miss the times where people put such fine craftsmanship into their homes.

JM said...

The details are lovely! It seems you are having a better summer than we do here.

EG Wow said...

I love the carvings. I guess that school principal was paid well. :)