This is almost all that’s left of the Margate Lido. These are the sands in front of the lido building. At first site, the lido appears still to exist but after walking up a steep slope and peering over the edge, there is nothing but a car park.
A great day out to Margate to look at Turner Contemporary. And it was his birthday. Here are the flags on the promenade. Above a view of the new gallery and a picture further along the coast of what appears to have been a lido. All that is left is the remnant of the beachContinue reading “Gorgeous Margate”
Minutes from Paddington Station and sandwiched between the Westway flyover, the Regent’s Canal and the railway line into the station is this wonderful building. It is outside of what was once a depot for a bus company, then turned into headquarters for the Monsoon fashion organisation and now offices for Nissan Cars. It may wellContinue reading “Automotive delights revealed beneath Westway”
The first day of Spring was spent staring at warehouse buildings in Manchester. Here is ‘Labour and Wait’ a plaque on the side of one of the earliest Co-operative Movement buildings just off Balloon Street in the centre of the city. As a Co-op Bank customer who sends his cheques to number 1 Balloon Street,Continue reading “Getting to the heart of Manchester”
Brought to you by the same people who gave us the red rusty chairs, this clock in the newly-unmodernised Benugo in Clerkenwell is a fascinating find. It is almost certainly from a radio or recording studio. It is manufactured by IBM and is very beautiful but what is it doing here? The restaurant, like theContinue reading “More retro stuff”