Friday, 18 December 2015

Grecian urns in unlikely places

Old Waterworks at Hatton

I've never understood the Victorians' passion for putting Greek urns everywhere.  I appreciate they developed a love for classical antiquity; but they couldn't stop themselves reproducing urns as garden features, vases and even architectural features - as here at the Old Waterworks at Hatton.

Seen with a 21st Century eye (ie mine), it looks kinda obsessive.

1 comment:

  1. It does look pretty though. I don't think it was as heavily incorporated into architecture here.