Covent Garden

Covent Garden, London: Interior view of glass and iron roof.Architect: Charles Fowler. 1828-31. Note the delicate tracery, which creates an air of lightness. Although this photograph does not show these details, the blue curved roof beams are supported by iron columns, which have recently been painted orange with buff capitals.The end of the beam uses a circle as reinforcement, just like the Lancaster railway station.

Photograph copyright 2005 George P. Landow. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

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