Saturday, November 26, 2011

Victorian Chimney

Continuing my series on hearth and home, today I'm sharing a Victorian chimney from the National Building Museum here in DC. Arches, corbels and dentils, oh my! How much detail can one fit on one small chimney? It stands as a striking example of what can be done with masonry.


Renée Finberg said...

it is truly amazing.
it is no wonder you have chosen architecture for your life's work.

xx happy holidays

Parnassus said...

This would appear to approach the limit for cramming details onto a chimney. I still find the effect agreeable, partly because the bands of detail are well composed, but mainly because the underlying shapes are rectilinear.

pve design said...

Incredible! I can only imagine the Chimney Sweeper sweeping this one. Hope you have had a nice long weekend. Pop over to see a snippet of my new kitchen.
We are getting there.

Mark D. Ruffner said...

A wonderful chimney — I wish there was a resurgence in this art form.

home before dark said...

If something with that much mortar can be called graceful, this is. Love the NBM. It's always on my list when I visit DC.

Style Court said...


I love how you always hone in on pattern in your posts, whether it's a ceiling, screened loggia or intricately tiled floor.