Gethinthomas's Architecture Posts

Robin Hood Gardens is a residential estate in Poplar, London, designed in the late 1960s by architects Alison and Peter Smithson and completed in 1972. It was…

14 November 1940 The Coventry Blitz was a series of bombing raids that took place on the English city of Coventry. The city was bombed many times during the…

These are my earliest photos, taken when an art student in 1979 on a college trip to Paris. The Pompidou Centre had recently opened and I had read about it and…

Or to give them their full title Prefabricated Housing. In Birmingham, England there still remains a row of seventeen 1940s’ Phoenix design prefabs. The Grade…

The Oslo Opera House is the home of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre in Norway. The building is situated in the Bjørvika…

My last trip abroad seems like years ago now. It was the 8th of February. Chaos quickly ensued when we got back three days later and as a consequence I never…

The Imperial War Museum, North, designed by Berlin-based architect Daniel Libeskind. Born in Łódź, Poland, in 1946, Libeskind's family had suffered during the…

On my search for twentieth century Brutalist masterpieces I discovered Clifton Cathedral. The Cathedral Church of SS. Peter and Paul is the Roman Catholic…

This has to rank as one of my favourite buildings I have ever visited. It is a private chapel not generally open to the public, but after requesting permission…

Llanthony Priory (Welsh: Priordy Llanddewi Nant Hodni) is a partly ruined former Augustinian priory in the secluded Vale of Ewyas, a steep-sided once-glaciated…

Wesleyan Grove is a 34-acre (14 ha) National Historic Landmark District in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Also known as the…

Tintern Abbey was founded on 9 May 1131 by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow. It is situated adjacent to the village of Tintern in Monmouthshire, on the Welsh…

This is a post giving some background to the history of the British Seaside Pier. The history of the Seaside pier is closely associated with the Industrial…

These photos are taken over quite a long time span and feature various elements of the theatre. There are three main architectural parts to the theatre as it…

This is a photo essay on one building in Coventry, England. The essay also branches of into related areas, like Heraldry and the symbolism of animals in myth…
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