Automotive delights revealed beneath Westway

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”

Getting to the heart of Manchester

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”

More retro stuff

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”