Well, it's hard not to look at this and be rendered speechless..... this rather ugly 1930s public swimming baths building is in St George's Park. Someone with a sense of humour obviously decided "if you can't beat them, join them!" and made it stand out like a sore thumb in the otherwise serene leafy park. The effect is enhanced by the spectacular flowers in front of the entrance!
Waouh! There is so much colours! It's very original!ReplyDelete
That's really funny! I know it's really garish, but I couldn't help but smile at it!ReplyDelete
That's so gawdy!ReplyDelete
I guess it would make it easy to find; certainly stands out like a sore thumb!ReplyDelete
O...M...G...! Even the coat of arms!ReplyDelete
Spent many happy afternoons there as a kid--for 7c, no less! The fragrance of chrysanthemums always evokes a powerful sensory memory of those summer days. Love how the flowers and the walls match!
I dont think that is ugly!!ReplyDelete
I think that building has had so many coats of paint the walls must be about double the original thickness. These colours must be the brighest to date.ReplyDelete
Can't help but smile!
The home of the St Georges Park Tea Garden which famous son of Port Elizabeth, the playwright Athol Fugard, remembers fondly.ReplyDelete
His Mother worked there and the Tea Garden itself was the source of inspiration for many plays, along with many Port Elizabeth characters and locations.
Wow! Directions to this place are unnecessary because of its unusual colour scheme. I, too, don't think it's ugly; it's just "outstanding!"ReplyDelete
I never swam there, but I do rememebr going to the tearooom, especially after Art in the Park. Not entirely sure whose idea the panit job was - possibly the last tins of the the most unloved colours were donated?!ReplyDelete
We had all of our Holy Rosary Swimming Galas here in the 70s and 80s. We would walk up Western Rd with the Nuns once a week for our swimming lessons.ReplyDelete
Wow that is some color