Mayors building, London. A joiner created by Mark Murfitt © 2012 . All rights reserved.

Mayors Building, London

The Mayors building, or County Hall as I believe it should be called, sits on the south bank of the Thames, next to Tower bridge and just over the river from The Tower of London. It’s a pretty interesting building to look at, but it always seems to waste an awful lot of internal space, and external for that matter.

Actually, and here’s where I put my anorak on, in days of old, a Baron, Earl or Duke who had a massive house built would often have a big hall of some kind to show of his wealth. The thinking behind it was to show they were so rich and powerful they could afford to waste internal space on a largely unnecessary grand hall. It was also to make visiting dignitaries feel small and insignificant.. Now I’m sure the internal ‘spaces’ in County Hall weren’t designed with this in mind… ;-)

Anyway, back to my joiner…
One of the most attractive features of this joiner is the sweeping handrail, it’s actually a landscape photographers trick, to have an element of the photo which leads the eye in to the picture..which is what I intended all along…honestly :-)

So, if you ever find yourself being invited inside the Mayors building and you’re feeling intimidated, then don’t be, hold your head up high, look um in the eye…and envision them sitting on the toilet :-)

Viewing Instructions:

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– Sit back and enjoy the joiner as it was meant to be enjoyed!

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Picture particulars:

Dimensions: 5.9m wide by 3.4m high (19.67ft x 11.33ft)

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Song inspiration: Madonna – Hung up on you

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