Monday, 23 September 2013

In and Around London... Battersea Power Station

Monday is mute on the London Walks Blog (well, almost mute) – because Monday is the day when we post five images captured in and around London by London Walks Guides, London Walkers and Facebook friends. Collated on a theme or an area, if you've got some great shots of our capital and want to join in send your pictures to the usual address.



Todays shots have been sent in by London Walker David Moore (David joined us for the first time earlier this month on the RocknRoll London Pub walk). This weekend he joined thousands of Londoners in the popular Open House Weekend. His destination was Battersea, for one last look around the world famous power station before it is redeveloped. The queue was so long that many were turned away, but David was one of the lucky few. Here are some of his photos. Thanks David!















David adds… “Apparently, there is great suspicion that the chimneys won't be re-erected once taken down [Battersea Power Station is being redeveloped], contrary to the deal that has been struck with the developers. Personally, I'll miss not just the chimneys, but the space, the brick, the scale, the vista and the lump in my throat I get every day when I cross the river coming into Battersea Park station.”

Us too, David, beautifully put. Thanks again for sharing the pics.
  

You can follow this story in the Wandsworth Guardian HERE





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