Wrapped up in daily life, we usually head about our business or leisure looking to where we are going or being distracted by shop windows, that is when not avoiding those people with clipboards who seem to home in on those who seem most in a rush. How often though, do you take the time to look up and see what delights are towering above eye level?
There is so much wonderful architecture around that’s just a glance away, which is often neglected, far from being a sad thing though it once again makes it a pleasure to wander around our cities and cities (Nottingham in this case), especially on a lovely day when full up on a hearty breakfast, plenty of coffee and the promise of bookshops on the horizon.
I do love the various styles that have been envisioned and created, with all of their intricate little details and strong lines. It’s a shame that these builders will be unknown without turning to research but at least their buildings not only stand the test of time but are a celebration of spacial awareness and imagination.
I get the feeling that with a few more crenellations these combined building crowns could be a collective scene of the roof topping Gormenghast castle, a theme which tickles my literary tastes and encourages plenty of intriguing scenarios and thoughts for stories.
These are just a few examples from pootling around the city centre, I’m sure there are plenty more around with which I may get to one day but until then revel in the beauty of your surroundings lest they become horrible steel and glass structures which more often than not seem at odds with so much of our historical architecture.