Tag Archives : architecture


BT Tower

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. Another one of those subjects, from a previous commute to an earlier office for another job, was the BT Tower on Cleveland Street. The Post […]

Uncanny Valley

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. Portmeirion: the construction that looks just close enough to being a village as to be eerie, but just far enough […]

Lots Road Power Station 1

Over the years, living and commuting in a variety of places, there have been objects and views that I’ve had the chance to shoot again and again, in all different lights and seasons. The current object, between my flat in Battersea and office in South Kensington, is Lots Road Power Station, allegedly known as the […]

Denny Church Walk

I stumbled upon this riding down to Falkirk from Stirling in January. The great concrete 1960s Church Walk blocks in Denny, Falkirk, officially Scotland’s Most Dismal Town 2010. The townsfolk requested the honour, hoping that it would help to prod the council into action over their incongruous “carbuncle”. The first blocks had already been demolished […]

Courthill House

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. Chimneys poke their stacks out above the wall […]

Edinburgh Castle

I don’t go inside tourist attractions of the historic house and castle variety all that often. The occasional objects of interest on display aren’t usually worth the effort of wading through the endless antique chair arrangements and the endless lists of lords who have sat in the antique chairs. Edinburgh Castle has a little of […]

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. The media loved it: another public project that perfectly fit their millennium story, the story of hugely expensive and over-budget […]

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, er, weird? Beautiful Britain magazine […]