Wednesday 21 January 2009

Three buildings and a picture

I've been somewhat inspired by Not Enough Mud's recent blog about returning home from distant shores, and enjoying the sights of London town.

Borough and Bermondsey are my favourite places in London...I've probably said that before. But they are really lovely - still retaining the village character of old. Plus you can scrump figs off the tree in the graveyard at the bottom of Bermondsey St. Olde Worlde buildings continue to provide character, but even some of the new ones are interesting in their own way. I like the contrast between the old and the new.

So here are some of the ones that I most like:

This one looks like an over-sized garden shed stuck on the top of a genteel Edwardian(?) building. I just love it, but can't see it passing current building regulations:

And this is a new arrival...still being built, it's been plated with copper. Beautifully reflecting the sun light today, I think it'll look just as gorgeous when it has oxidised

This one is a puzzle for me - newly built, this end wall has these curious 'balconies' - but you can't get to them (the windows are sealed units I think) and even if you could, the 'floor is just eighteen inches wide. And no one's come up with a reasonable answer.

Finally, this is a trompe l'oeil...and if you look really closely you might see a cat in the window...but he does seem to come and go a bit

1 comment:

  1. A cat that comes and goes in a trompe l'oeil window? Now that really is impressive!


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