Between the pillars

Olympia in west London is best known as a vast space for exhibitions and conferences – a space where people come to congregate, browse and buy.

We looked around one corner of the complex on Open House London weekend which would usually go unnoticed. The Pillar Hall is an incredibly ornate room with beautifully plastered walls and ceiling, held aloft by sturdy, magnificent Corinthian columns. Even the signs for the restrooms are elegant.

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Hall of pillars

Gallery entrance

But my favourite image from this brief visit was supposed to be a candid of Dermot – but I was caught out at the last moment as he glanced up. He is beautifully framed in the light of the window, its long drapes and one of the pillars to the right of the shot. Architecture does not always win the day…

Standing in the window

17 thoughts on “Between the pillars

  1. Some great images – it’s a bugger that the Open Weekends always fall around our anniversary, otherwise I’d be there like a shot!

    The shot of Dermot is really beautiful, Mike. Candid or not, it works really well. :)


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