Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Rising above

Were he still with us, Nikolaus Pevsner would probably give minimal attention to the 'built environment' surrounding my workplace on the edge of a Midlands town. The Acropolis it's not.

We have a business park, a retail park (but sadly no park park), plus a pizza restaurant, McDonalds and a bowling alley.

Little wonder, then, that amidst so much visual 'blah', heads are turning to view the remarkable building taking shape between Sainsbury's and Tenpin - a Gurdwara, or Sikh Temple, looking for all the world as if a glittering Arabian Nights palace has floated down in the middle of suburban Warwickshire.

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