Concrete Monoliths #3

Within architectural circles, concrete buildings are frequently referred to as coming from the “Brutalism” school. Right now, Brutalism is under the spotlight with the British Government very keen to see high-rise estates disappear from the landscape. There is a belief in Government that these estates breed crime and drug trafficking, hence the reason for a makeover or destruction.

I have to say that I don’t much rate the architectural design of high-rise abodes and rarely photograph them. But, I do photograph public structures made from concrete. Two have already been featured here and I think it’s time for another one. This time it’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, which is resident on London’s South Bank. Once again, I wanted to inject some colour into the images to at least make them more interesting than a slab of concrete. I’ve sort of found a little colour but the sun has been quite kind in “painting” some of the walls for me.

Purcell Room #2

All images © Tony Harratt/The Fuji Freak 2015


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