Sunday, 19 September 2021

Modern Architecture


2006: Modern Architecture

I like how this set concentrates on the detail of buildings. The 1st - St Mary Axe, London, more commonly know as is nickname - The Gherkin (for its shape), 42p - Maggie's Centre Dundee. Maggie's is a charity providing cancer support who have beautiful buildings across the UK, 44p - the retailers Selfridges, Birmingham. 50p - Downland Gridshell, Chichester - the Weald and Downland Living Museum. 64p - An Turas (Gaelic for 'A Journey) on the  Isle of Tiree, a shelter with a view for those waiting for the ferry. 72p - The Deep - an aquarium built on the confluence of the River Hull and the Humber Estuary.

1987: Europa - British Architects in Europe

One of the big beasts of British Architecture - Norman Foster - the Willis Building in Ipswich - which he designed with his wife Wendy who died quite young.

The Pompidou Centre in Paris created by Richard Rogers ,known for his pioneering 'inside out' buildings such as this and also his belief in the importance of sustainability, his buildings dot the world. As I have now arrived via stamps into continental Europe I will move on
2016: Definitive - Swiss Railway Stations

to Switzerland and the railway station in Lucerne located in the centre of the city near the waterfront. The original 19th Century building that stood here was destroyed by fire, all that remains is the entrance portal which was moved and re-erected facing the lake. The stamp shows the frontage of the modern station which opened in 1991.

Sunday Stamps II theme this week is - post war architecture - See It On A Postcard


Mail Adventures said...

All these buildings seem stunning to me, I can't say otherwise. I like they put modern architecture on stamps.

violet s said...

I've heard of the Gherkin, but not the others on the first set.
It is almost disorienting to see a modern train station in Europe.
The stamp featuring the tubes of the Pompidou Centre looks almost like details of a ship.

viridian said...

I agree with Violet S. - I thought of a ship.