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Pillar Collection

"Pillars: A Testament to Time and Grandeur" Euston Arch a98_05420: Standing tall as a symbol of architectural prowess

Background imagePillar Collection: Near view of one of the Shiant Isles, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 1829. Artist

Near view of one of the Shiant Isles, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 1829. Artist
Near view of one of the Shiant Isles, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 1829. The islands are notable for their geology, with cliffs consisting of great columns of dolerite

Background imagePillar Collection: Durham Cathedral OP04503

Durham Cathedral OP04503
DURHAM CATHEDRAL, Durham. Interior view of Durham Cathedral from the north-east showing decorated piers in the nave and crossing. Photographed by John Gay during the 1960s

Background imagePillar Collection: Liverpool Street Station a061617

Liverpool Street Station a061617
LIVERPOOL STREET STATION, London. Interior view of the station showing the piers of the double aisle and crowded platforms beneath. Photographed by John Gay. Date range: 1960-1972

Background imagePillar Collection: Euston Arch a98_05420

Euston Arch a98_05420
EUSTON ARCH, Euston Station, Euston Road, Camden Town, London. Traffic outside the Euston Arch. The arch was designed by Philip Hardwick in 1837 as part of a screen

Background imagePillar Collection: John Rylands Library, Manchester A42_01435

John Rylands Library, Manchester A42_01435
JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY, Manchester. Interior view. A staircase in the John Rylands Library in the University of Manchester. It was endowed in memory of John Rylands, a textile manufacturer

Background imagePillar Collection: Interior, the Pantheon

Interior, the Pantheon, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background imagePillar Collection: Osborne House, Drawing Room J030031

Osborne House, Drawing Room J030031
OSBORNE HOUSE, Isle of Wight. Interior view. The Drawing Room. Some items shown maybe on loan from the Royal Collection

Background imagePillar Collection: Positano, view from Hotel Sirenuse

Positano, view from Hotel Sirenuse, Amalfi coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Campania, Italy, Europe

Background imagePillar Collection: Pompeii, Mt

Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius behind, Campania, Italy, Europe

Background imagePillar Collection: Chiswick House J880415

Chiswick House J880415
CHISWICK HOUSE, London. Exterior view. Front elevation

Background imagePillar Collection: Pedestrian Subway, Crystal Palace Parade DP232791

Pedestrian Subway, Crystal Palace Parade DP232791
Crystal Palace Parade, Crystal Palace, Bromley and Southwark, Greater London. Byzantine-style vaulting in red and cream brick and chequered floors in alternating stone

Background imagePillar Collection: Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson

Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson -- The building of Saltash Bridge. Date: 1935

Background imagePillar Collection: Pierrot and Columbine -- Smile, Please

Pierrot and Columbine -- Smile, Please
Columbine tickles a gloomy Pierrot with a peacock feather and asks him to Smile, Please!

Background imagePillar Collection: St Pauls Cathedral in the evening, London, England, UK

St Pauls Cathedral in the evening, London, England, UK

Background imagePillar Collection: Temple of Athena Nike, Acropolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Athens, Greece, Europe

Temple of Athena Nike, Acropolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Athens, Greece, Europe

Background imagePillar Collection: M16, The Eagle Nebula in Serpens

M16, The Eagle Nebula in Serpens

Background imagePillar 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 imagePillar Collection: Battle Abbey J070060

Battle Abbey J070060
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Interior view. Vaulted north chamber of the East Range which was perhaps the Monks Common Room

Background imagePillar Collection: The Hall, Leighton House BL13081

The Hall, Leighton House BL13081
LEIGHTON HOUSE, 12 Holland Park Road, London. Home of Lord Frederic Leighton (1830 - 1896). Home of the artist Lord Frederic Leighton (1830 - 1896) which is now a museum

Background imagePillar Collection: Mount Vesuvius seen from the ruins of Pompeii

Mount Vesuvius seen from the ruins of Pompeii, buried in the ash flow of the eruption of AD 79, Columbus basalt lava marble and brick, Pompeii, UNESCO World Heritage site, Campania, Italy, Europe

Background imagePillar Collection: RMS Aquitania BL26730_002

RMS Aquitania BL26730_002
RMS AQUITANIA. Interior view towards the fireplace in the Palladium Lounge. The Aquitania was launched in 1913 as the third of the Cunard Line express ocean liners (after the Mauretania and Lusitania)

Background imagePillar Collection: Downtown skyline of Kansas City and Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Downtown skyline of Kansas City and Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America, North America

Background imagePillar Collection: stairs, architecture, baton rouge, capitol building, day, government building, high angle view

stairs, architecture, baton rouge, capitol building, day, government building, high angle view
Stairs in Old Capitol of Louisiana in Baton Rouge

Background imagePillar Collection: Roman Temple

Roman Temple
A Roman temple, circa 100 BC. A lithograph by Charpentier for Firmin Didot. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePillar Collection: Senbon Torii (1, 000 Torii gates), Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, Kyoto, Japan, Asia

Senbon Torii (1, 000 Torii gates), Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, Kyoto, Japan, Asia

Background imagePillar Collection: Spanish Civil War. Viva Espa񡦱uot;. Propaganda

Spanish Civil War. Viva Espa񡦱uot;. Propaganda
" Spanish Civil War. " Viva Espa񡦱 uot; ". Propaganda poster from the Fascist side with and illustration of la Virgen del Pilar (Our Lady of the Pillar)."

Background imagePillar Collection: The Library, Kenwood House N110342

The Library, Kenwood House N110342
KENWOOD HOUSE, London. The library interior looking west, 2011

Background imagePillar Collection: Thailand, Bangkok. Giant reclining Buddha statue at Wat Pho

Thailand, Bangkok. Giant reclining Buddha statue at Wat Pho

Background imagePillar 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 imagePillar Collection: Town Hall, Birmingham 1941 a42_00745

Town Hall, Birmingham 1941 a42_00745
TOWN HALL, Birmingham, West Midlands. View of the Town Hall with banner covering one side, promoting Warship Week, October 18th - 26th. England expects our city to subscribe £ 10, 000, 000

Background imagePillar Collection: Town Hall, Birmingham 1913 OP09003

Town Hall, Birmingham 1913 OP09003
TOWN HALL, Birmingham, West Midlands. Exterior view in 1913. The Greek Revival building was opened in 1834

Background imagePillar Collection: Ely Cathedral a019773

Ely Cathedral a019773
ELY CATHEDRAL, Cambridgeshire. Interior view. The light passing through the stained glass windows creates a kaleidoscope effect inside the 11th-century cathedral

Background imagePillar Collection: National Liberal Club BL08404

National Liberal Club BL08404
NATIONAL LIBERAL CLUB, Whitehall Place, Westminster, Greater London. Interior detail view of the staircase from the first landing, designed by Architect Alfred Waterhouse

Background imagePillar Collection: Euston Road DD64_00012

Euston Road DD64_00012
EUSTON ROAD, London. View of Euston Road showing Euston Arch (built 1837, demolished 1961). Pillars, pediment and portico. Photographed by Bedford Lemere

Background imagePillar Collection: Portrait of a geisha holding an ornate umbrella at

Portrait of a geisha holding an ornate umbrella at Fushimi-Inari Taisha shrine, which is lined with hundreds of red torii gates, Kyoto, Kansai region, Honshu, Japan, Asia

Background imagePillar Collection: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK, Europe

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK, Europe

Background imagePillar Collection: Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Pacific

Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Pacific

Background imagePillar Collection: Euston Arch, London CC97_01007

Euston Arch, London CC97_01007
EUSTON ARCH, London. View of the arch at Euston Station with horse-drawn vehicles in the foreground. The arch was built by Philip Hardwick in 1837

Background imagePillar Collection: Chiswick House a064354

Chiswick House a064354
CHISWICK HOUSE, Burlington Lane, Chiswick, Greater London. An exterior view of the portico and steps to the entrance front of Chiswick House from the south, with twigs coming into leaf to left

Background imagePillar Collection: RMS Aquitania BL26730_001

RMS Aquitania BL26730_001
RMS AQUITANIA. Interior view of the A Deck staircase. The Aquitania was launched in 1913 as the third of the Cunard Line express ocean liners (after the Mauretania and Lusitania)

Background imagePillar Collection: Kenwood House K011293

Kenwood House K011293
KENWOOD HOUSE, London. Interior view of the capital of one of the Corinthian columns in the Library, 2001

Background imagePillar Collection: Brodsworth Hall J950228

Brodsworth Hall J950228
BRODSWORTH HALL, South Yorkshire. Interior view of the Drawing Room

Background imagePillar Collection: Rievaulx Abbey J060222

Rievaulx Abbey J060222
RIEVAULX ABBEY, North Yorkshire. The arches and buttresses of the north side of the abbey church

Background imagePillar Collection: Belsay Hall J850185

Belsay Hall J850185
BELSAY HALL, CASTLE & GARDENS, Northumberland. Interior view of the Pillar Hall

Background imagePillar Collection: Chiswick House K020286

Chiswick House K020286
CHISWICK HOUSE, London. View looking up at two of the Corinthian capitals and part of the pediment of the entrance portico. Palladian style

Background imagePillar Collection: Chiswick House K010138

Chiswick House K010138
CHISWICK HOUSE, London. View looking up the entrance right hand steps towards the portico

Background imagePillar Collection: Fountains Abbey J940477

Fountains Abbey J940477
FOUNTAINS ABBEY, North Yorkshire. Interior reconstruction drawing by Alan Sorrell

Background imagePillar Collection: St Georges Hall

St Georges Hall
circa 1890: St Georges Hall, Liverpool. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)




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"Pillars: A Testament to Time and Grandeur" Euston Arch a98_05420: Standing tall as a symbol of architectural prowess, the Euston Arch captures the essence of Victorian elegance. Durham Cathedral OP04503: Majestic pillars adorn the magnificent Durham Cathedral, showcasing centuries-old craftsmanship and religious devotion. Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius: Amidst the ruins of Pompeii, ancient pillars rise defiantly against the backdrop of Mount Vesuvius, reminding us of the city's tragic past. John Rylands Library, Manchester A42_01435: The grandeur of knowledge is embodied in the towering pillars that grace the John Rylands Library in Manchester. Osborne House, Drawing Room J030031: Pillars adorned with intricate carvings add an air of regality to Osborne House's opulent Drawing Room on England's Isle of Wight. Chiswick House J880415: Nestled amidst lush gardens lies Chiswick House with its neoclassical beauty showcased by stately columns that exude timeless charm. Pedestrian Subway, Crystal Palace Parade DP232791: Even humble structures like pedestrian subways can possess architectural allure when adorned with elegant pillars along Crystal Palace Parade. Positano, view from Hotel Sirenuse: Overlooking breathtaking vistas in Positano stands Hotel Sirenuse where white-washed walls and charming columns create an idyllic Mediterranean escape. Illustration Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson: In whimsical illustrations by W Heath Robinson, even trains are supported by fantastical pillar contraptions that tickle our imagination. Liverpool Street Station a061617: Commuters hustle beneath soaring ironwork arches at London's Liverpool Street Station – a testament to industrial-era engineering marvels standing strong till this day. Downtown skyline of Kansas City and Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri, United States.