Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Details

Continuing on random posts from my recent trip, this is a shot taken in London of some of the wonderful details that I found on the Adelphi building overlooking the Strand by the River Thames . The building was constructed from 1936 to 38 and has so much wonderful Art Deco detailing all over it - around the doorways and the corners, etc that I took many pics. These little guys were found in the door surrounds and seem to be performing various activities but I am not sure what the significance is. I really liked them though.
The City Daily Photo theme for the month is Details. To see more details from around the world click here.

28 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

The figure really blends in well with the Art Deco styling, well spotted!

Laura. M said...

Great detail and step to encourage reading :))
A kiss.

Karen said...

I would have thought that would be a library or couthouse.

Lowell said...

Cute lil' guys. Makes me think this might be a library. Or maybe a prison and they're running away! :)

RedPat said...

It was hard to tell what the building was but I think it may be a posh office building. There many different figures on the building - Greek gods, zodiac symbols, coats-of-arms, etc. And wonderful deco patterning.

Kay L. Davies said...

The only idea this figure brings to mind is a boy delivering newspapers, but I love the idea of similar little guys performing different tasks.
K

TexWisGirl said...

very nice.

Small City Scenes said...

I love the detailing on the older buildings. Doesn't happen much today. MB

Gerald (SK14) said...

a great little thing

Sharon said...

Great idea getting these detail shots while you were there. I'm going to remember to do that the next time I visit my favorite city, London.

Deb said...

Nice find, someone with a sense of humour carved this one I think!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Finely observed detail.

William Kendall said...

Terrific shot! I like the carving.

Jack said...

They don't make 'em like that any more, do they? Nice details.

Barbara Farr said...

Perfect interpretation of the theme. Charming little guy!

Jim said...

A great theme day post.

Randy said...

Perfect shot for theme day.

Hilda said...

Very charming!

Andy said...

The more you look at theses older buildings the more details one will see. This is something that you will not see on present day structures.

Chrissy Brand said...

Wonderful, witty too Pat.

JM said...

Wonderful detail! You know I love Art Deco! :-)

Birdman said...

Wonderful theme day capture.

Birdman said...

Wonderful theme day capture.

EG CameraGirl said...

PERFECT for the theme! I like this very much.

hamilton said...

I hope the little guy was able to buy himself some clothes after all his hard work.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely little naked cherub :) looove Art Deco ..excellent image for the theme Pat.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Surely someone can giveyou a bit of history on this building. I think that it is spectacular!

Great details.

Bises,
Genie

Leovi said...

Very cute detail, nice photo!