28 January 2012

Red tower


The former All Saints Church in Bute Avenue can reasonably lay claim to being the most impressive building locally. Others may be bigger, more historical and have better gardens but All Saints is unsurpassed in the arrogance of its design. It stands bright and tall surrounded by much lesser houses that gather around it as if paying homage.

The height and colour of the red tower are enough in themselves to warrant this awe but All Saints is also highly decorated with intricate designs in the brick work. Nothing about this design is plain and simple, even the lowliest windows get the full treatment of layered arches.

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