Monday, 13 February 2012

Glenrothes and Cupar

 A day visit to two contrasting Fife towns. Glenrothes was a new town, developed in the 1950s-60s, while Cupar is a market town, much of the built fabric of which dates from the early nineteenth century and was intended to replicate the aesthetic of the New Town of Edinburgh. We begin with a visit to St Paul's Chapel, Glenrothes, designed by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia, apparently in homage to Alvar Aalto, and completed in 1956:

Sculpture by Benno Schotz:

Original design drawing:

Downtown Glenrothes:

Back then (above) and today (below):

How Glenrothes looked back then:

Whizzy bas relief:

Luncheon selections with green flags:

Various shades of orange:

Glassfibre bas relief of heroic workers:


St Columba's Church by Peter Whiston, completed in 1964 - a miniature homage to Gibberd's Liverpool RC Cathedral:

 Picturesque municipal housing:

Cupar signs: