Wednesday, 10 September 2008

The Singers’ Oldway Grandeur

My sister got married yesterday in the Torbay Register Office in Paignton. This is situated in Oldway Mansion, former home of the Singer family, which produced all those sewing machines.

The weather was pretty dire but lots of photos were taken on the grand staircase that leads up to the first floor landing where the registrar offices are located. Here are some pics of the grandeur I managed to get. I’ve deliberately kept a few real people’s heads in some to demonstrate the scale of things.
This is the mural on the wall where the main staircase divides to go up to the left or right.

Looking across from the top of one side of the staircase to the other.



Some of the ceiling detail.

I'm sure there's an article just waiting to be written about all this.

2 comments:

Sheila said...

A magnificent place!

Lidian said...

Wow, what a gorgeous place to get married!

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