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Monday, February 26, 2007

The strangest thing


I've often seen fascias being conserved and built into new offices, but I can't recall having seen anything quite like this, where the old front just sits there. It isn't particulalrly remarkable, either, and it is in a narrow street just behind Artillery Passage. Ah well, it must have seemed a good idea at the time.

posted by Eric at 00:05 -- Comments here: 8

Comments on "The strangest thing"

 

Blogger Stonch said ... (02:25) : 

Ha, I noticed that last week when out for a walk at lunchtime - truly bizarre. Good photo.

 

Blogger jonemo said ... (09:51) : 

Are there any windows on the new building behind the old fascia?

Nice picture, it seems you are living in a totally different London because most the things you post I've never ever seen before.

 

Anonymous Maja said ... (10:51) : 

Maybe it has something to do with preservation. I sometimes wonder, what the authorities consider as worthy for protection.

 

Blogger lynn said ... (15:28) : 

Tis strange indeed but i'm all for keeping history.

 

Blogger Chuckeroon said ... (16:01) : 

Ham, how about this for a long shot? ...a film company, worried about losing location shots paid for the keeping of the old facade? Hmmmm, doubtful. Well spotted...that's London CDP!

 

Anonymous John said ... (21:05) : 

Thats the strangest thing. Its great that they saved it but still strange how they did it.

 

Blogger John Nez said ... (23:18) : 

That'd look to be a seismic hazard in an earthquake zone... one good tremblor and the whole facade would come tumbing down.

Very odd. I imagine the view out the windows behind the face must be odd too.

 

Blogger Ham said ... (07:12) : 

Jonemo - thanks, that's sort of why I do the whole thing :-)

Maja - Hi! ;-)

Chuckeroon - filmscripts could be an alternative carrer?

John Nez - fortunately, London isn't in an Earthquake zone, but with global warming etc, who knows?

 

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