Come on everybody – there’s a great prize to be won and it is so easy to enter our great Spot-it! competition. All you have to do is identify this local landmark.
Need a clue? These 1930s blocks of flats were designed by the architect Berthold Lubetkin on the highest point in London. He attracted the ire of local residents who felt that his modernist style was discordant with the Georgian and Victorian houses that faced and flanked the site. Among various practical tweaks to his design, he placed two Athenian caryatids (a stone carving of a draped female figure, used as a pillar to support the entablature of a Greek or Greek-style building) in front of the new block. The residents were mildly appeased except they spotted his joke – there was a gap between the caryatids and the canopy above, which was cantilevered, the ladies were not redundant! So, reluctantly, Lubetkin eventually filled the spaces in with two little square fillets of concrete – no gap remains. This has not stopped the buildings being Grade 1 listed as fine examples of Modern Movement architecture, and even the big daddy of the style, Le Corbusier said: ”This beautiful building …. at Highgate is an achievement of the first rank.”
The Prize? Our partner this month is the very well respected Sally Bourne Interiors and we are giving away a voucher worth £150 to spend in the shop on whatever takes your fancy. Sally Bourne is bursting with delightful things for the home – plus unusual and special gifts. Take a look at their website here: http://www.sallybourneinteriors.co.uk/
And to enter? Like I said, it’s so easy. Just visit our website and tell us where the mystery photo was taken – follow the link to the Spot-it! page and be in it to win it: https://www.prickettandellis.com/spot-it-2/
All entrants will automatically be included in a grand Spot-it! draw in January for a magnificent hamper made up from our local stores. Good luck everybody – and please pass the word on to your friends and neighbours.