What a building indeed. Though sandstone gives it a much less plastic appearance than it appears on paper - everything tends to meld into one with rusty Glaswegian sandstone.
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As with David Bryce's NIB on O'Connell Street (in this case a Scottish Victorian architect abroad
Victorian classicism has a real cosmopolitan swagger to it doesn't it. Even though it started much earlier, the pedantry of Palladianism really went out the window in favour of a do-it-yourself kit of classical elements to suit any requirement of the commercial world.
They have a level pomposity you just cannot achieve if you stick to the rulebook