Ever been lost in a city? Most people have at some time or other. Especially when they don’t know it. Every city has it’s iconic places. The buildings that define it, that tell you about a place. Where you instantly recognise what and where they … Continue readingAnonymous City
Battersea Powered Sellout? Oh Battersea Power Station, how you’ve changed! What an Icon you’ve become. The question is which one? Urban Power Once a symbol of industrial might, that powered a thriving metropolis. London’s urban scene was illuminated. Newpaper presses, offices, banks, manufacturing plants, television … Continue readingThe Changing State of Battersea Power station
Sculptures are everywhere! We may not notice them but once you start looking you find they are. Even in less populated areas you stumble across sculptures like the Willow Man on the A5. But Cities are littered with Sculptures! Frequently traditional busts and figures, memorials … Continue readingSculptures waiting for a bus
Building melts cars! Or so the headlines went the construction of 20 Fenchurch Street or the Walkie Talkie was nearing completion in Sept 2013. Somewhere in the planning of a skyscraper that faces south nobody had considered that concave glass surfaces focus the sun’s rays. Dispite … Continue readingLondon Calling the Walkie Talkie building
HMS Belfast is an impressive sight. I was naturally drawn to its elegance, and the chains. Floating on the Thames it’s now a museum. A popular attraction it has a serene elegance despite its lethal abilities. Even though it has been decommissioned, those guns still … Continue readingHMS Belfast Painting Deadly Elegance?
Are the streets of London Paved with gold? So thought Dick Whittington as the tale of goes. As often happens with stories of historic characters myths have arisen which have nothing to do with the real character. As time goes on these myths are embellished … Continue readingAre the streets of London really Paved with Gold?