Saturday, 28 April 2012

Underneath the Arches - Answer

Well, there was a fairly strong consensus that the building I posted yesterday was St Pancras Hotel. However, Adam was right to stand by his conviction, and Kevin who posted on Facebook was also correct. It is indeed the Natural History Museum, that great cathedral of science deigned by Waterhouse in 1864. 

The photo was taken underneath the vast Romanesque (semi-circular) arches of the main entrance.
Photo: Wikicommons
I can see why many of you though it was St Pancras, it does have a few Romanesque arches along the wings, but its main entrance has a pointed arch and is not as deep. Its bricks are also more red than the NHM.

Photo: TM

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  1. To be fair though, the original photo you posted cast the brick colour of the Natural History Museum as a lot more reddish than they are in this photo!

    1. True, but the depth of the entranceway is quite different.

  2. Well done Adam for sticking to your guns!

  3. Any body seen Richard Longcrane's magnificent rendition of Richard III starring Sir Ian McKellern?

    Brilliant film, with lots of artful CGI-altered London architecture!

    St Pancras Station is the Royal Palace, Tate Modern is The Tower of London, and Battersea Power Station is a coastal fortress on Romney Marsh where the ultimate battle is fought.