architecture


BT Tower sunset silhouette - photocatalyst

BT Tower

[fimg id=3994410091] I wrote a little while ago about taking the same shot, of the same subject or view, again and again, in all lights and conditions, in Lots Road Power Station. [fimg id=2723600850 size=Medium][fimg id=2422605849 size=Medium] [fimg id=2277283637 size=Medium][fimg id=2274456053 size=Medium] Another one of those subjects, from a previous […]


Uncanny Valley

[fimg id=7898931946] On a small wooded peninsula where there estuaries of the Dwyryd and Glaslyn meet at Penrhyndeudraeth south of Porthmadog in the foothills of Snowdonia in the kingdom of Gwynedd, you can find the Uncanny Valley. [fimg id=8109810684 size=Small320][fimg id=7898932690 size=Small320][fimg id=7433038250 size=Small320] [fimg id=7898931022 size=Small320][fimg id=7537408250 size=Small320][fimg id=7898932146 […]


Denny Church Walk

[fimg id=7341124464] I stumbled upon this riding down to Falkirk from Stirling in January. [fimg id=7341124810 size=Medium][fimg id=7341124612 size=Medium] The great concrete 1960s Church Walk blocks in Denny, Falkirk, officially Scotland’s Most Dismal Town 2010. [fimg id=7155975933] The townsfolk requested the honour, hoping that it would help to prod the […]


Courthill House

[fimg id=5917123938] Heading up the coast of the Northwest Highlands, on the road from Kyle of Lochalsh to Applecross and Torridon, a brief glimpse of the mountains of Skye down the length of Loch Kishorn is soon hidden behind the trees and a high wall of big stone blocks. [fimg […]


Millennium Bridge

Ten years ago today, a new bridge across the Thames was opened in central London, between St Paul’s Cathedral in The City and the recently opened Tate Modern and Globe Theatre attractions in Southwark’s Bankside. [fimg id=4352511224] The media loved it: another public project that perfectly fit their millennium story, […]


Battersea, in all its desolation

So Beautiful Britain magazine — a magazine that I could find no evidence of anybody having ever heard of — is putting out press releases about their latest “survey”. It’s a survey of Britain’s worst eyesores and best loved buildings. But wait, doesn’t that press release get a little bit, […]