John FitzGerald

John FitzGerald

Posted on 08/03/2018


Photo taken on July 13, 2011


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victoria and albert museum
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Marchese Spinetta Malaspina
east cast court


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Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Victoria and Albert Museum, London 

The top of a cast of the memorial of Marchese Spinetta Malaspina (1430-5) in the East Cast Court.

buonacoppi, kiiti, tiabunna, Gisela Plewe and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


12 comments - The latest ones
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Like the graphical in this picture ! A great presentation !
3 months ago.
John FitzGerald has replied to Ulrich John
Thanks, Ulrich.
3 months ago.
Jean
Jean
Beautiful lines in the roof. I bet that angel does a little flying round at night.
3 months ago.
John FitzGerald has replied to Jean
I wouldn't be surprised, Jean. The roof extends over the West Cast Court as well
3 months ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Great and sober lines.
Tonality goes very well with this setup.
Happy weekend John.
3 months ago.
John FitzGerald has replied to J. Gafarot
Thanks, José:. This part of the building was designed by an engineer, and is both functional and graceful, as buildings designed by engineers often seem to me to be. Liverpool Street Station is another example in London of a beautiful building designed by an engineer. And then of course there's Santiago Calatrava.
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
rdhinmn
rdhinmn
The lights are like upside-down birds sitting on a fence.... With the lines and windows and arches this does have a very Victorian air about it.
3 months ago.
John FitzGerald has replied to rdhinmn
This part of the builidng was designed by a very Victorian person, Bob, Col. Henry Young Darracott Scott of the Royal Engineers (later Major-General Scott). I hadn't seen the upside-down birds before, so thanks for pointing them out.
3 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Very nicely composed and taken. When the Victorians didn't over-embellish they did some great buildings.
3 months ago.
John FitzGerald has replied to tiabunna
Thanks, George. That was the Victorians' great vice. What they did to St. Paul's Cathedral is unforgivable. When their stained windows were blown out by the Germans they were replaced with the plain windows Wren had designed. But there's still that mosaic in the nave,
3 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Great symmetry!
3 months ago.
John FitzGerald has replied to Keith Burton
Thanks, Keith.
3 months ago.