More autumn colours near Blagdon, Somerset, yesterday midday.
A friend of mine commented yesterday how vibrant the autumn colours are this year. I have to agree. Yet more autumn colour by the River Tone in Taunton, Somerset yesterday morning.
Some of you might recognise the place. But look closely at the date and the damage …
(obviously not one of my own photos !)
Not many traffic jams. London presumably.
Just had a look at current Google Maps. Finsbury Circus was the giveaway. Interesting.
It’s interesting as you pick through more details - top right you have Liverpool Street AND Broad Street, as well as the goods depot for Broad St. But what threw me by Finsbury Circus is what I presume must be Moorgate Station. London Wall then looks very thin compared to today. And all the damage - the area to the North and West of the Guildhall. What was the actual target?
I remember how that area looked when I started work - all the 50s/60s buildings around Gresham St, Wood St etc many of which have now been replaced themselves. Broad St was replaced by Broadgate which itself was replaced not too long afterwards. I do find an old picture fascinating!
You can see where the Barbican is going to be developed.
That’s right. Centred more or less on the Bank of England.
And although the photo was taken approx 3 years after the end of the war in Europe, there is still an awful lot of damage to be seen.
I used to work for the City Corporation c.20 years ago - all the leases for the post-war grot on Gresham St / Wood St were up at the same time - comprehensive redevelopment followed (again) - a massive building site for a decade or more. The new buildings are considerably better than the old, though the scale of some of them are overbearing (IMO). The building I worked in had to be redesigned when they (finally) discovered the location of the Roman amphitheatre while digging the foundations. What is left of the amphitheatre is open to the public - strange to consider you have to go down two flights of stairs to get to the Roman street level.
Pretty sure we’d all prefer to see a nice photo of the outside of the house, so we can judge how rich they are.
They? And she isn’t.