Sir Basil Spence was a prolific architect of the Modernist and Brutalist styles. What ever you think of the buildings he designed, there is no little amount of irony in comparing what he built versus the house he actually lived.
We were following a walk along the course of the New River in Highbury/Stoke Newington which was pretty dull along the culverted stretch along Petherton Road but this lovely representation of a zebra crossing with vigorously flashing Belisha beacons painted on the pavement of Church Path (overlooked by a black cat lounging on a window sill) was a nice surprise.
The view they don’t want you to see from Derry & Tom’s roof garden.
I love the way this massive tree has pushed the path upwards and sideways.
I love the way the struts and columns link together in this Victorian gasholder at Bromley by Bow gasworks in West Ham.
Even though it was windy, it was nevertheless a beautiful day for a walk on Eastbourne Pier.
Looking out at Eastbourne Pier
Wyevale Purley Way Garden Centre uses the land once occupied by Purley Way lido. This is the diving platform surrounded by garden sheds. The lido main building is still in use as part of the garden centre.
This is the magnificent building you would have approached upon landing at Croydon Airport in the 1930s. In December 2016, it looked splendid in the late afternoon winter sunshine.
I’m not entirely clear why car drivers need to know where the nearest Underground station is. Maybe the sign is meant to depress them when they are stuck in a jam.