Odd tops No. 1
I’ll make this the start of a series of “odd tops” and then perhaps we’ll see more people walking around with their noses in the air! Seriously, we all get to recognise the way around our towns and cities by a recognition of shop windows, gardens, pavement, road signs, and whatever else is at eye level. How many of us bother to look up overhead to often see the history of our towns? We tend to re-use many buildings and change everything that is visible at ground and first floor level and (thankfully) leave the rest untouched.
The Cyprus Hotel (pub) in Chichester Road has stood there since 1902 – 106 years of serving up traditional ales to a traditional clientelle. It’s main rooms have been altered a number of times but it’s exterior has remained virtually untouched in all of those years. Here we see very ornate architecture with huge dormer windows, a castellated tower, and a green copper onion shaped dome.
Camera details, Pentax K100D, 82mm lens, 1/250 second, f11.0, iso 200