The Church

Every time I cross the Links – the green expanse between Bruntsfield and the Meadows in Edinburgh – Barclay Viewforth Church drags my eyes to look at it.
The excess of the design, the dizzying spire. 


  1. Rebekah M says:

    Beautiful church and photo. The style reminds me of The Arches here, in our city … which is being turned into condominiums now, I believe.


    1. I wonder whether they shared the same architect?

      There are lots of Italianate churches in Edinburgh. They have square bell towers and are light and simple. Quite a contrast to this one and the sheer excess of this one is what attracts and repulses me.


      1. Rebekah M says:

        I have one, old picture of a portion of The Arches
        I honestly can’t see how they’ll turn this into a condo building LOL


        1. Yes, it’s the big windows that cause the problems. There’s rarely an elegant way to put a new floor in.


  2. Joan E. Miller says:

    Amazing architecture! I’d love to see the interior.


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