Saturday, July 31, 2021

A win over England

It always good to have a win over England, be it in cricket, on the grass courts of Wimbledon or anything else. We continue to win if this nomination for the worst new building in 2009 is the best effort England can come up with, Australia beats England with a lay down misere of ugly modern buildings. 

This is a fire station in the village of Poundbury. England really needs to try harder with ugly buildings. Perhaps it has achieved it in the last decade, but I reckon the pressure is still on from Australia for the title of ugly new buildings. 

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  1. Here in England we specialise in ugly prime ministers. I know that Australia has had some ugly PM's of its own but ours win hands down.

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    1. YP, ugly on the inside comes to mind.

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  2. Gosh it takes the biscuit down to that weird misaligned hedge thingie.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, the hedge stands out against the symmetry of buildings.

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  3. Especially with ugly new housing estates, row upon row of cubes stacked on top of garages, narrow roadways between the blocks which will soon be packed with parked cars as the garages aren't big enough for two cars, and to top it all off, not a tree in sight.

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    1. River, yes, yes and yes. I've seen this so many times.

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  4. A Palladian fire station. Interesting.

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  5. Is that the ugliest modern building we can up with, in either Australia or the motherland? Surely we can do worse!

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    1. I really think so Hels, and we don't have to travel far to find some horrors.

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  6. Isn't the best to look at, it has no eaves.

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    1. Margaret, eaves make a lot of sense in Australia, and yet many new houses don't have them.

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  7. Well the building is butt ugly, to be honest. The round little portal windows are a mystery.

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    1. Strayer, those windows are not for the benefit of who is inside, but dare I say it, and architect was pleasuring himself.

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  8. Ugly is a wee bit harsh Andrew, odd absolutely but I've seen uglier 😊

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