Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hotel Russell London

The imposing terra cotta facade of Hotel Russell

The most eye-catching landmark of Russell Square is Hotel Russell, a magnificent example of Victorian architecture. It was the epitome of opulence with its red terra cotta facade complete with beautifully sculptured balconies, pillars and statues of cherubs. It was designed by architects who had a hand in the creation of the ill-fated Titanic. Apparently, the hotel's restaurant is nearly identical to the restaurant that was aboard the ship. They don't make buildings like they used to, do they ?

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