Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nottingham above eye level (2)

Once I started looking upwards,  I was captivated by central Nottingham's rich selection of carvings and decorated buildings, many from Victorian times.

Here are just a few.  The ones below are on the building which is now The Major Oak pub.

The doorway shown below, of Cleaves Hall student accommodation is dated AD 1883.

Nearby there is a sinister looking cow's skull.
Near the Old Market Place, behind Brian Clough's statue is a fine building, now a Brazilian restaurant.

The detail above the main entrance is dated AD 1848

These buildings are surely the expression of a wealthy and self-confident town.


Ida Jones said...

Good pics! There's a wealth of architectural detail here - and in many other places if we but look up! Well done.

aliqot said...

It was grand to have a hour or two with nothing better to do than take the camera for a walk! There is a lot to see above our heads.