Sunday, June 13, 2010

Painted over

It was originally a relief of St. George and the Dragon. Successive coats of paint over the years have left it a mangled mass, with little of the detail visible. This one is on one of the grilles along the northern verandah of the Ripon Building, which is tucked away from the public and the VIP view.

I went across to that side, trying to find out what the design on the grille was; the same depiction along the main verandah was completely unrecognizable!


Raj said...

Any idea why it is called a relief?

Hilda said...

Such a shame. It looks like a very interesting relief. I hope one day, someone takes the trouble to remove all the old layers of paint first.