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Oblique Collection

Unveiling the beauty of oblique architecture through hidden gems

Background imageOblique Collection: Upnor Castle staircase K951095

Upnor Castle staircase K951095
UPNOR CASTLE, Upper Upnor, Kent. Interior detail of the circular / spiral staircase leading down to the water bastion

Background imageOblique Collection: Saltburn Pier N100019

Saltburn Pier N100019
SALTBURN PIER, North Yorkshire. View down onto the pier from the clifftop. Unusual patterns in the sea on a frosty winter dawn

Background imageOblique Collection: St. Pancras Hotel staircase a062211

St. Pancras Hotel staircase a062211
ST PANCRAS HOTEL, London. Interior of the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras looking up towards the stone vaulted ceiling above the grand staircase. Photographed by John Gay. Date range: 1960-1972

Background imageOblique Collection: Byker Estate N060259

Byker Estate N060259
BYKER ESTATE, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear. Detail of housing block walkways and balconies

Background imageOblique Collection: Trinity Square Car Park DP059892

Trinity Square Car Park DP059892
Trinity Square Car Park, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. The Get Carter Car Park

Background imageOblique Collection: Theatre Royal, Newcastle a55_04404

Theatre Royal, Newcastle a55_04404
THEATRE ROYAL, Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. The portico of the Royal Theatre viewed from a high vantage point. The theatre was opened in 1837. Photographed by Eric de Mare between 1945 and 1955

Background imageOblique Collection: Tulip staircase, Queens House a98_06118

Tulip staircase, Queens House a98_06118
QUEENs HOUSE, Romney Road, Greenwich, London. Interior detail view of Queens House, Greenwich showing a tulip / spiral staircase. Photographed by Eric de Mare. Date range: 1945 - 1980

Background imageOblique Collection: Beverley Minster N100030

Beverley Minster N100030
BEVERLEY MINSTER, East Riding of Yorkshire. Exterior of the West Front

Background imageOblique Collection: Cutty Sark a065203

Cutty Sark a065203
CUTTY SARK, Greenwich, London. A detail view of the bow and rigging of the Cutty Sark in its dry docking at Greenwich, looking up from the ground towards the foremast. John Gay. Date range: 1955-1965

Background imageOblique Collection: Old Wardour Castle K990149

Old Wardour Castle K990149
OLD WARDOUR CASTLE, Wiltshire. Carved vault at the top of the ruined spiral staircase on the fourth floor

Background imageOblique Collection: The Royal Crescent, Bath K991513

The Royal Crescent, Bath K991513
THE ROYAL CRESCENT, Bath, Avon. An oblique view of the Crescent showing its curvature with an ornate street lamp in the foreground

Background imageOblique Collection: Castle Upton, Templepatrick

Castle Upton, Templepatrick - an oblique front view of the castle with two boys in the driveway. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Templepatrick). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageOblique Collection: Lough Swilly Hotel, Buncrana

Lough Swilly Hotel, Buncrana - an oblique front view of the Hotel. (Location: Republic of Ireland: County Donegal: Buncrana). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageOblique Collection: Wellington Arch a98_05917

Wellington Arch a98_05917
WELLINGTON ARCH, Westminster, London. Detail view of Wellington Arch (also known as Constitution Arch or the Green Park Arch) showing two columns. Photographed by Eric de Mare. Date range: 1945-1980

Background imageOblique Collection: Gloucester Cathedral N000044

Gloucester Cathedral N000044
GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL, Gloucestershire. Detail of the crossing tower from the south west

Background imageOblique Collection: Big Ben a077048

Big Ben a077048
PALACE OF WESTMINSTER, London. The Clock Tower colloquially known as Big Ben, located at the Palace of Westminster, which is alternatively known as the Houses of Parliament

Background imageOblique Collection: Brunswick Square, Hove, Brighton N071030

Brunswick Square, Hove, Brighton N071030
BRUNSWICK SQUARE, Hove, Brighton, East Sussex. Exterior detail, west elevation

Background imageOblique Collection: Westminster Abbey Chapter House J020008

Westminster Abbey Chapter House J020008
WESTMINSTER ABBEY CHAPTER HOUSE, London. Interior view looking up at the octagonal vaulted ceiling

Background imageOblique Collection: Milky way galaxy, artwork

Milky way galaxy, artwork
Milky Way galaxy. Computer artwork of the Milky Way galaxy, which contains our solar system. The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy. It has a nucleus (yellow) of old stars at its centre

Background imageOblique Collection: Kenilworth Castle gatehouse N060859

Kenilworth Castle gatehouse N060859
KENILWORTH CASTLE, Warwickshire. Exterior view of Leicesters Gatehouse with lavender flowers in the foreground

Background imageOblique Collection: Wellington Mills, Leek a98_04470

Wellington Mills, Leek a98_04470
WELLINGTON MILLS, Strangman Street, Leek, Staffordshire. Exterior view showing the pedimented section with a lamp standard in the foreground

Background imageOblique Collection: Canova - Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker J040041

Canova - Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker J040041
APSLEY HOUSE, London. Interior view of the principal staircase with the statue of Napoleon holding a figure of Victory by Antonio CANOVA (1757-1822). Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker

Background imageOblique Collection: Block of flats a063572

Block of flats a063572
KELSON HOUSE, Samuda Estate, Isle of Dogs, London. A view from ground level looking towards the top of the tower block. A mid 1960s development of Local Authority flats. Photographed by John Gay

Background imageOblique Collection: Georgian Pump Room, Bath K991538

Georgian Pump Room, Bath K991538
GEORGIAN PUMP ROOM, Bath. Stall Street entrance to baths (view of pediment with inscription)

Background imageOblique Collection: Church of St Piran N050055

Church of St Piran N050055
CHURCH OF ST PIRAN, near Perranporth, Cornwall. Site of St Pirans church. Oblique view of the cross with sunset sky in the background

Background imageOblique Collection: Machine detail DP043879

Machine detail DP043879
Industrial heritage. Machinery detail showing cogs and wheel

Background imageOblique Collection: Bath Abbey K991533

Bath Abbey K991533
BATH ABBEY, Bath, Somerset, Avon. Exterior view

Background imageOblique Collection: Rangers House K971702

Rangers House K971702
RANGERS HOUSE, Greenwich Park, London. A view of the front of the house through the gates

Background imageOblique Collection: Big Ben Clock Tower N040018

Big Ben Clock Tower N040018
PALACE OF WESTMINSTER Parliament Square, City of Westminster, London. A view of the Clock Tower Big Ben

Background imageOblique Collection: The Circus, Bath K991523

The Circus, Bath K991523
THE CIRCUS, Bath, Avon. An oblique view of one of the townhouse exteriors

Background imageOblique Collection: Minster Lovell Dovecote J880272

Minster Lovell Dovecote J880272
MINSTER LOVELL HALL, Oxfordshire. Interior of the dovecote

Background imageOblique Collection: Housesteads Milecastle gate N060714

Housesteads Milecastle gate N060714
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. Housesteads Milecastle gate from the north. Modern gate under a Roman arch. Milecastle 37. hadrian

Background imageOblique Collection: Harbour Commissioners Office, Corporation Square, Belfast

Harbour Commissioners Office, Corporation Square, Belfast - an oblique side view of the building and people outside. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageOblique Collection: Buncrana Station

Buncrana Station - an oblique front view of the railway station. (Location: Republic of Ireland: County Donegal: Buncrana). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageOblique Collection: The oblique-leaved Begonia

The oblique-leaved Begonia, engraved by Caldwall after Philip Reinagle, in a book entitled The Temple of Flora by Dr Robert John Thornton (1768-1837). The book was published between 1799 and 1807

Background imageOblique Collection: Great Hall, Eltham Palace N100727

Great Hall, Eltham Palace N100727
ELTHAM PALACE, London. Interior view. Detail of the Great Hall showing hammerbeam roof

Background imageOblique Collection: Palace of Westminster a077160

Palace of Westminster a077160
PALACE OF WESTMINSTER, London. A view from Old Palace Yard adjacent to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, looking up through the mist past Marochettis equestrian sculpture of King Richard I

Background imageOblique Collection: Castle Acre Priory N071619

Castle Acre Priory N071619
CASTLE ACRE PRIORY, Norfolk. View looking up at the West Front through west doorway to nave

Background imageOblique Collection: Bodleian Library, Oxford K991455

Bodleian Library, Oxford K991455
BODLEIAN LIBRARY, Oxford. Doorway of the library with inscription Schola Moralis Philosophiae (School of Moral Philosophy)

Background imageOblique Collection: Royal Exchange, London a065442

Royal Exchange, London a065442
ROYAL EXCHANGE, Threadneedle Street, City Of London. An oblique view of the central section of the east facade of the Royal Exchange, showing its bell tower and four central columns

Background imageOblique Collection: Whitby Abbey K020984

Whitby Abbey K020984
WHITBY ABBEY, North Yorkshire. Silhouette of the abbey at dawn. View from the South West

Background imageOblique Collection: Pedestrians, London a001643

Pedestrians, London a001643
PEDESTRIANS, Westminster, London. A view looking down from Waterloo Bridge on to the pavement below. Date range 1945-1965.s W Rawlings

Background imageOblique Collection: Outer ankle ligaments, artwork C013 / 4452

Outer ankle ligaments, artwork C013 / 4452
Outer ankle ligaments. Computer artwork of the bones and ligaments (white) of the right foot and ankle seen from the side

Background imageOblique Collection: Skull

Skull. Computer artwork of an oblique view of a human skull. The bones of the cranium are fused together to form a solid structure that encloses and protects the brain

Background imageOblique Collection: Animals at a French Zoo - African Elephant

Animals at a French Zoo - African Elephant - Elephant giving ride to a group of people.. Part of Box 209 Boswell collection - Old and New French Zoo

Background imageOblique Collection: Clandeboye House

Clandeboye House - an oblique front view of the mansion taken from the grounds. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Down: Clandeboye). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageOblique Collection: Derwent Tower a038508

Derwent Tower a038508
Derwent Tower, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. The Dunston Rocket. August 2002. The tower was demolished in 2012

Background imageOblique Collection: Trinity Square Car Park DP059888

Trinity Square Car Park DP059888
Trinity Square Car Park, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. The Get Carter Car Park




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Unveiling the beauty of oblique architecture through hidden gems. From Saltburn Pier to Old Wardour Castle, these captivating structures offer a unique perspective on design and craftsmanship. Explore the intricate staircase at Upnor Castle or marvel at the grandeur of St. Pancras Hotel's winding steps. Byker Estate showcases modernist elegance while Trinity Square Car Park surprises with its geometric allure. Step into history at Castle Upton or Beverley Minster, where oblique hints transport you to another era. The Theatre Royal in Newcastle and Cutty Sark exude timeless charm, while Tulip staircase in Queens House adds an artistic touch to its surroundings. And let's not forget about The Royal Crescent in Bath - a true architectural masterpiece that stands as a testament to oblique splendor. Discover these remarkable landmarks and immerse yourself in their enigmatic allure.