Monday, 12 October 2009

Straight And Curved

It's more shapes and lines from me today. Although I suppose every photo contains shapes and lines! Anyway. Here we have Eagle Tower in the background and The New Club at the front. Its also another contrast of architectural styles. I've posted on Eagle Tower before but I'll fill you in on The New Club today. This former Private Gentlemen's club was formed in 1874 and used to be situated in a building on the Prom. It moved to this fine Regency building in Montpellier Parade in 1970. The club now has open membership for men and women, although you do have to be a professional to join or to have been recommended by a present member. Well, you've got to keep the riff raff out! Speaking of riff raff, I had to deliver something there once and it is very grand inside. Really lovely. High ceilings, sweeping staircase, wooden panelled walls, a library, bars, a restaurant, need I go on?

6 comments:

Bibi said...

Funny, but this kind of round architecture is seen around here, too. Not sure what it's like inside, though!

Lori said...

I think you should be a member too! It does sound very grand inside. I like the contrast between the two buildings in the photo.

magiceye said...

wow for the image shown and the one evoked!

Mo said...

Full of more eccentrics then?

MartinC said...

I love the contrast between the curves and the straight lines!

Tash said...

Nice shapes contrast...what kind of professional.
The good think about exclusive US clubs is that they will take anyone who will fork out the membership fee...so I'll never be a fancy club member. But it is nice to get a peak at one.

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