Friday, December 19, 2008

St Augustine's Mansions, Durban

St Augustine's Mansions, DurbanThese are the fantastic entrance gates to St Augustine's Mansions in the Berea district of Durban.

Starting at the top, there is a band of chevrons running just below the guttering.

Directly above the gateway, the name of the mansions is inscribed in suitably stylised lettering.

St Augustine's Mansions, DurbanOn the faces of the columns are mask-like geometric decorations which are also perhaps Mayan inspired.

The gateway is flanked on each side by tapering walls bearing light fixtures. These look modern by fit in nicely with the other decorative features.

St Augustine's Mansions, Durban

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