dailyoverview: New Delhi serves as the capital of India and is home to more than 21 million residents in its metro area. Officially inaugurated in February 1931, the city was planned by British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. Their design centered around two promenades - the Rajpath and the Janpath - that run perpendicular to each other and intersect here at center. For a sense of scale, this Overview shows approximately four square miles. 28.613025571°, 77.225124376°

New Delhi serves as the capital of India and is home to more than 21 million residents in its metro area. Officially inaugurated in February the city was planned by British architects Sir Edwin.

Gilded springbok, corner of Trafalgar Square and Strand, South Africa House was built by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts in the 1930s on the site of a derelict hotel. The building was designed by Sir Herbert Baker, with architectural sculpture by Coert Steynberg and Sir Charles Wheeler, and opened in 1933.

Springbok sculpture by Sir Charles Wheeler, South Africa House, corner of Trafalgar Square and Strand, London

Union Buildings. Pretoria which are truly spectacular.

Aerial view of the Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa.

Entrance hall of the Pretoria Station,Pretoria, South Africa

Entrance hall of the Pretoria Station,Pretoria, South Africa

Inside the colonnade in front of the Pretoria Station, Pretoria, South Africa

Inside the colonnade in front of the Pretoria Station, Pretoria, South Africa

47 The Union Buildings, Pretoria, designed by Sir Herbert Baker, by ronlabanga, via Flickr

47 The Union Buildings, Pretoria, designed by Sir Herbert Baker, by ronlabanga, via Flickr

Moving south along the road after taking the bend and climbing a small hill we find the palatial home “Rust-en-Vrede”. It was originally designed by Sir Herbert Baker as a residence for Cecil John Rhodes but he died prior to construction. Sir Abe Bailey bought the site from Rhodes’ deceased estate and built the home as Baker had designed it and in strict accordance with Rhodes’ request that Baker practised architectural restraint. The construction of “Rust-en-Vrede” was undertaken by local…

Moving south along the road after taking the bend and climbing a small hill we find the palatial home “Rust-en-Vrede”. It was originally designed by Sir Herbert Baker as a residence for Cecil John Rhodes but he died prior to construction. Sir Abe Bailey bought the site from Rhodes’ deceased estate and built the home as Baker had designed it and in strict accordance with Rhodes’ request that Baker practised architectural restraint. The construction of “Rust-en-Vrede” was undertaken by local…

Amphitheatre of the Union Buildings Pretoria

Amphitheatre of the Union Buildings Pretoria

Delville Wood:  The memorial, which was designed by Sir Herbert Baker, with sculpture by Alfred Turner, consists of a flint and stone screen either side of an archway, with a shelter at each end of the screen (wikipedia)

Delville Wood: The memorial, which was designed by Sir Herbert Baker, with sculpture by Alfred Turner, consists of a flint and stone screen either side of an archway, with a shelter at each end of the screen (wikipedia)

The Court Room: The Bank of England's governing body, the Court of Directors meets in this room.  The original design is by Sir Robert Taylor and dates from 1774.  During the rebuilding of the Bank (1925-1939), by the architect Sir Herbert Baker, this room was moved from the ground floor to its present location.

The Court Room, Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London, England. This is where the Court of Directors meet. The original design is by Sir Robert Taylor and dates from

Owletts, The Street, Cobham, Gravesend. Built by the Architect, Sir Herbert Baker during the reign of Charles 2nd

Owletts, The Street, Cobham, Gravesend. Built by the Architect, Sir Herbert Baker during the reign of Charles

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