Crazy capitals

OK, so we’re all familiar with the normal architectural details which adorn our favourite buildings (if not in name then in form).. the classical capital orders of corinthian, ionic and doric.

What, then, is this?!?!

Check out these column tops!

Check out these column tops!

Lovely Brighton has an order of it’s very own, the ammonite capital.  I absolutely LOVE these.    My newly acquired Pevsner guide tells me these are a speciality of A H Wilds, who was involved in the architecture of much of Regency Brighton.  Wow!

My travel companions

My travel companions

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One comment

  1. calmgrove

    They look like a cross between Ionic and Egyptian; in fact, Ammonite sounds particularly Egyptian to me! (Shades of Amon-Ra and Tut-ankh-amun.)

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