Friday, January 27, 2006

A New Discovery!

This is a picture of the Deptford Town Hall, about five minutes away from the library here at campus. This is where Nico and I performed our final piece--downstairs in one of the bathrooms. It was built in 1905, and the bathrooms were probably period. Today, as I was passing by, I looked up and noticed that there are actually four scuptures in between the windows on the second floor! Then above that, on the triangular pinnacle thing, there's a scene of a naval battle--and above that is a weathervane in the shape of a ship! If you count from right to left, one, two, three, that's a sculpture of Nelson. Who the other three are I have no idea, probably other navy guys, since this area is heavy into the Navy. (Goldsmiths itself was started as a naval school for the sons of officers) Just goes to show what you see when you look up! Such a pretty building.

1 comment:

Samantha said...

The U.S. needs more pretty, old buildings. So many in New York have been demolished or are shadowed by the awful boxy skyscraper. To date, Boston is the only U.S. city I've felt anywhere near the sense of history London has. Even DC feels too comtemporary.