No politics today, my spleen may still need venting but I’m giving it a day off. Instead I’m happy that I’ve finished the first in the trilogy of articles I’m writing for RAIL magazine about my week long trip around Britain by rail. Part one covers three days, so to me it feels a little rushed. Trying to describe all my experiences in 4000 words is always difficult as there’s so much stuff that I have to leave out – which is the hardest part of writing them. A week travelling around the UK by rail is enough to fill a book, never mind a series of magazine features. Hopefully people will enjoy it anyway.
I’m now going to have the weekend off to concentrate on other things. So – without further ado – here’s the picture of the day, which was taken on the 2nd February 2016 in Galle old town, Sri Lanka.
I’ve always enjoyed Art Deco architecture and this restored house really caught my eye. I’d have loved to have seen if the inside matched…
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Long Branch Mike said:
I love Art Deco (and its offshoots Art Moderne and Art Streamline), so I was exceedingly pleased to come across some of the former in Delhi. Indeed there was a district with many such houses, which I’d spotted from the elevated Delhi Metro train. This was in 2006, and the Metro only had 3 lines back then, and internet was not widely available, preventing me from researching other areas.
Your photo appears to show the second storey of the front rounded part of the house as open to the elements, with a spiral staircase to the roof. Can you confirm?
Paul Bigland said:
Hi Mike, yes, the building is as you describe. I wish I’d taken a few other shots of it.