Queen Anne’s Gate

I was walking along Queen Anne’s Gate and was struck by this view of Basil Spence’s Ministry of Justice looming above the parapets of the terraced eighteenth-century houses like an escaped sputnik:-

It encouraged me to pay a bit more attention to the comic plasterwork figures and the statue of Queen Anne:-


3 thoughts on “Queen Anne’s Gate

  1. It’s not, in my view, one of Spence’s best buildings, but he’s someone whose reputation has slipped a little – wrongly, I think. While you are wandering round there, how about looking again at St James’s Underground Station, and the Epsteins above it?

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