Thursday, 27 March 2008

Through The Garden Gate

Opposite Thai Emerald, the restaurant I showed the other week (the one with the elephants on the roof), is this residential building, Chelsea Court. The red brick building dates from 1869 and was built as St Mary's Hall, the Female Training College; part of St Paul's College. It then became known as the Shaftesbury Hall and was a venue for arts events, exhibitions and theatre. I went there once to visit an exhibition on Science and Rocks. I was still at school then and the exhibition must have been something to do with part of the curriculum. It's not something I would be interested in seeing now! The building is now surrounded by new apartments and forms part of Chelsea Square. The redevelopment of the Hall took place in the early 1990's and the apartments within are some of the most expensive in the heart of town. I wouldn't mind a pad there, as long as it didn't involve science or rocks!

6 comments:

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Yep, but I don't know if I'd like to have to look at those elephants every day... (And I do love elephants!)

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photo. The narrative is nice to read also. I like this post.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

Murphy_jay said...

Looks like a nice place to stay.. does it have any nice garden within the compound?

Lori said...

It looks like a nice place to live. I like the perspective in your shot. We feel like we are coming in the gate.

Chuck Pefley said...

I like the perspective you chose for the photo ... through the half open gate. Very nice!

Neva said...

I love how you framed this shot.....and it looks like a great place to live...if one could afford to that is!

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