Monday, December 31, 2012

Cutty Sark - Architectural Carbuncle?

 The Cutty Sark rebuild has been given the Carbuncle Cup as the worst architectural project.The ship reopened to the public in April 2012 after a £50m refit following a devastating fire in 2007. The clipper, built in 1869, has a new design which allows visitors to move both aboard and underneath the three-masted sailing ship but the new design has obscured the Cutty Sark's distinctive shape on the quayside. Even the part of the ship we can still see includes an obtrusive lift tower looming over the deck. It is popular with visitors and we certainly enjoyed our time aboard.

 Images taken with 15 mm  Fisheye or 24mm Shift lens (first and last images).

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