06 April 2009

inner peace

Bath Row / Birmingham, England
St Thomas' Church on Bath Row was was built in 1825 and was one of two Greek Revival churches in Birmingham designed by Henry Hutchinson, a British architect described by some as a genius though having met to an untimely death at age 31. The church was bombed in 1940 by enemy action but the tower and west porticos remain standing; now serving as a monument to Peace, linking into a beautiful sanctuary of urban tranquility.


Anonymous said...

Oooo. Moody. Looks like the cover of a gothic novel. Or the entrance to secret lair. Skull and Bones? Illuminati?

Bob Towery said...

The warmth and quality of the light is astounding. The shadow "frames" also really make the image.