This space achieves formality without stiffness - the buildings are of similar character, but modest in size and fairly varied within the constraints of the style.
The curved wharf is a curiosity. It is harder to get a boat away from a convex pier than a straight or concave one, so it is odd that this shape was chosen. Still, if only small craft ever use this wharf, the curvature is not enough to be much of a hindrance.
Notice the three spires breaking the horizon. Only the large foreground smokestack is a blot.
Did any of this survive the intense bombing of the war?
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