18 January 2010

New at Ham House

Almost concealed by a bright flapping tarpaulin is a new arrival to the Wilderness at Ham House. I'll reserve judgement until it is finally exposed but the omens are not good. Not only are the classic pillars inappropriate but the building blocks the long vista that stretches from Ham House all the way across Ham Common and so devalues the work done in opening up Melancholy Walk and Great South Avenue. It also lessens the Wilderness by giving it a focus that it does not want or need, it's meant to be a wilderness!