Friday, 12 August 2011

Oops Acropolis!

The Bath House (formerly The Bath Hotel) sits in a Grade II listed 17th-century building, with reworked 18th-century frontage. So when Greene King decided to replace the former generic signboard, it must have seemed so obvious to go for something classical – this is Cambridge, after all. Perhaps a Roman bath, then?
Not a bit of it. What we actually have is this:
It’s a detail from the south-east corner of the temple of Athena Nike on the Athenian Acropolis. Not a bath-house, not Roman, and nothing to do with the building or Cambridge whatsoever.
If (polite) words failed me about the Hippodrome, March, I am left completely speechless by this idiocy.

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