Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Later, on the same morning as yesterday's post, it clouded over and drizzled a fine rain. Those are the steps on which I stood to take yesterday's photograph, several hours earlier. The lime-stains on the new-ish buff brickwork make a nicely ironic echo of the bright shapes of the reflected glass windows in that earlier image.
Perhaps not surprisingly, these inevitable stains and discolorations, that always appear within a year or two of the completion of a new building, never figure in the architect's renderings, and yet they do give a sort of character and interest to bland expanses of brickwork. Just wait until those railings really start to corrode, and bleed rusty red trails down the facade...