Greek Architecture

Greek architecture in Bedford, England

2. St Paul's Square (west side)

The west side of St Paul's Square - in front the lawcourts: note the dinky little cupola (with its hideous attempt at Ionic columns: someone in Bedford acquired a job lot of these - watch out for a second example on our walk!). Also note the pediments over the windows. Do they look exceptionally stupid atop the huge replacement windows on the top floor? On the right is the old town hall, with the new one unfortunately not quite concealed behind. When it stood alone, the gothic mullioned windows coupled with classical pediment and Roman-style arched niche for the statue would have given the building, which is well-proportioned, some dignity.

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