Saturday, 14 November 2009
Eye of the beholder etc.
I am a firm believer in the right for a person to spend their money as they please,whether on fast cars,slow horses or dodgy Russian mail order brides. I do however resent people spending money on bad architecture as it affects more than just the person responsible for the atrocity. For several years now I have passed the building above quite often whilst visiting my sister here in Utah and have finally managed to overcome my revulsion and bring myself to commit its hideousness to a wider audience. Known locally as the gargoyle house it is a prime example of too much money and too little or in this case...no taste. Unbelievably the house as pictured has recently been beautified...beautified? Oh my sainted aunt! In an area of quiet, mainly understated sturdy houses the monstrosity in question stands proudly as a monument to all things overblown,if an architect was involved in this building he should be hunted down and beaten to death with a volume of Palladio's greatest buildings.