Friday, May 11, 2012

Queen's Park Detail

This is a detail shot of some of the carvings to be found on the Queen's Park building which I showed you yesterday. The craftsmanship is fabulous and I also like how you can see the variations in the pink sandstone used to construct the building. There are quirky carvings like this all over the whole structure!

19 comments:

Julie Storry said...

Ah, yes, Love this. We have similar, but different, public buildings carved from sandstone here in Sydney. Not pink sandstone though, that I recall. This is very pretty, especially the 'waves'.

LĂșcia said...

You always find amazing details! :)

jennyfreckles said...

I'm very fond of sandstone buildings - we have a few cathedrals like this. The lion looks to be gagged!

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh my! I really need to check this out! How cool!

Steffe said...

Fantastic details.

Paul in Powell River said...

Very nice snap!

Jack said...

I love details like this. Isn't it brilliant how the architect/builders blend in smooth and flat surfaces, roughly cut natural surfaces, and intricately carved and cast details?

Sharon said...

Gorgeous details on a wonderful building. Sandstone buildings are so special.

Gunn said...

Nice details.

smudgeon said...

beautiful building - that pink sandstone is gorgeous. local sandstone, one presumes...?

Eyeliquor said...

Pretty!

La Principessa Errante said...

I just adore these. The pink sandstone is so stunning and the carvings bring out so much of the carvers personalities. Wonder what they were thinking when they covered the mouth.

La Principessa Errante said...

I just adore these. The pink sandstone is so stunning and the carvings bring out so much of the carvers personalities. Wonder what they were thinking when they covered the mouth.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Fantastic details´ picture. Well done!

Have a great weekend!

Rae Walter said...

What a fabulous building. Great captures both today and yesterday's image.

Halcyon said...

SO beautiful! I love seeing details!!!

Regina K said...

I love these details, excellent. Building details are my absolute favorite things to see in photos.

JM said...

It's beautiful!

NixBlog said...

Lovely detail of this wonderful building!