Tuesday, 14 July 2009

The Under Glass

Today's post has been inspired by Petrea at Pasadena Daily Photo. Actually I just copied here but imitation is the highest form of flattery, or something like that! Anyway, when I saw her photos I remembered we had the same glass skylights in the pavement in Cheltenham too, and thought they were worth sharing with you. Basically they let some natural light into the basements below. These examples are on the Prom by the HSBC bank. Most of them have been filled in with tarmac but two still survive. I think they are a really ingenious design feature.



9 comments:

Lorac said...

What an inspired shot! Way cool. I love the colours of the glass.

magiceye said...

indeed!

Babooshka said...

I ahven't seen this stuff since I came here. Takes me bak to being a kid and watching the sun light up those pretty colours. Terrific inspired image.

Tricia said...

It looks really cool, indeed! I like it!

Mo said...

I haven't seen the coloured glass before. Rather pretty

Petrea said...

Wonderful, Marley, I'm honored! (Sorry I'm late--It's still July 14th over here!)

These are really quite beautiful. I talked to a man today who remembers them from our old building and says they gave very beautiful light to the basement rooms.

slim said...

I don't think we have any of these wonderful glass blocks in Quincy. I do like them and would like to see things from down under . . .

Petrea said...

I like slim's idea. Do you think you can get inside for a shot, Marley?

Tash said...

Splendid. love the different colors of the glass and the writing on the frame. Great post with both of the photos.

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