July 08, 2006
Here are the famous sunscreens on the Parliament building. They look like bamboo sticks, but are actually coated oak in keeping with the plan to source as many of the materials for the building as possible from Scotland. As Nerissa said, why would you want to screen out the sun in Scotland?! Still, they make great shadows when the sun shines and are another bizarre quirk of the building.
Posted by G Fraser at 06:18