Wednesday, 29 August 2007

New Zealand House, London

There is a bar on top of New Zealand House with great panoramic views of London. This, however, is the view of New Zealand House from the no. 12 bus.

The building always looks very grey and utilitarian. I think all the windows have grey curtains behind them which seem never to be drawn.

I've now been inside the Imperial War Museum, London

here's the roof to prove the point

more to follow - it's a great museum and I will go back at some point

Sunday, 26 August 2007

two views of Trellick Tower, London, today

Lots of tower blocks in London are like this in that on one side they look completely deserted, and on the other side, there are balconies so plenty of signs of life.

The Museum of Garden History, London, Saturday

The Imperial War Museum, London, Saturday

The park outside is really lovely and mostly deserted. I still haven't been into the museum but I intend to do so soon.

London Paddington Station, Friday

The Great Western Brass Band playing in the station

Friday, 24 August 2007

two more photos of celebrities to illustrate the point below

views from Somerset House, London

I was attending a pop concert at Somerset House, but my camera phone is celebrity-averse. On the rare occasions I try and take a picture of a celebrity, the camera bathes them in white light or darkness. It copes OK with cranes and buildings though.

Dalston Pool Club

I would like to join, even though there appears to be only one table in there

local news

two views from County Hall over the River Thames

gas tower near Broadway Market, Hackney

I think gas towers are really beautiful

Thursday, 23 August 2007

the power station near Didcot Parkway station

A building on the South side of Westminster Bridge mid way through demolition

It was derelict for years but they're now building an apart-hotel on the site. The old building looked like a multi-storey car park but ironically it used to be the Greater London Council's planning department, apparently. The old building was magnificently ugly. The new building looks like it will be a bland glass thing. I preferred it midway through demolition.