Dappled light

September 27, 2011

Before Nuns Lane was built and when we were planning it Donal explained that the trees would throw “dappled” light onto the white render and that it would create beautiful patterns. I only half registered this idea and I just did’nt realize how dramatic it would be. Yesterday as I got into the car I was stopped in my tracks by this image. It still amazes me how much detail and forethought that goes into design – the smallest things are considered and most of the time people think these are accidental!

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High rise swimming!

February 12, 2010

Believe it or not this dramatic water tower was located on the site of 1 Nuns Lane as far back as the 1930’s.  We had to remove its foundations when we were excavating the site.  The two trees to the right are the entrance to Nuns Walk and still exist. I love the old style car parked on the site. Our neighbour told us stories of swimming in the Water Tower when he was a kid!!