Thursday, 3 March 2016

Stowmarket Station

Opened in 1846 on the railway line to Liverpool Street station, London, it was constructed in this exaggerated, decorative style so loved by the Victorians. Meeting a building such as this always reinforces my opinion that the Victorians believed in themselves and built for immortality. You must have a certain faith to commit such a vision to the permanence of brickwork.

I know that the building was restored in 1987 but even so, it had already endured for 146 years and is now 170 years old. 

Look around you at the architectural excrescences being erected today and ask yourself where they will be 170 years from now.

Not on my blog, that is for sure.

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