Exploring the Post Office Railway
Wow. And I thought my visit to Aldwych abandoned station was impressive… these guys from Silent UK (an urban exploration blog) managed to access and explore the entirety of the ‘Mail Rail’ – an underground railway built beneath London to transport post from East to West, and abandoned since 2003.
Amazing pictures and words here.
Arsenal 125 / Chris Dent, 2011
A new portfolio for one of my favourite architectural illustrators, Chris Dent
London Loop / Tudor Prisăcariu, 2011
Ex-Sennep designer Tudor Prisăcariu has launched another of his epic photography projects – from 2011 when he walked the London Loop. This series shows a really interesting insight to London and its suburbs; there are scenes of great natural beauty juxtaposed with some really grim areas of urban decay. It all adds up to a fascinating and unusual portrayal of the city.
Simple Present / Bert Danckaert, 2011
Great images from global cities by Belgian photographer Bert Danckaert. Such a great sense of colour & composition.
Aldwych station / photographs, 2012
New photography on my Flickr page – exploring the now disused Aldwych tube station (more info here)
Untitled / Stoke Newington, 2012
Some new photography now on my Flickr.
New work / Benedict Redgrove, 2012
Astonishingly good new work from the always-excellent Benedict Redgrove.
Shoreditch / Tudor Prisacariu, 2012
Tudor from Sennep has just produced this great series of landscape shots documenting Shoreditch in East London.
Borrow Build Abandon / Jamie McGregor Smith, 2012
Now that London 2012 is in full swing, I think more or less everyone has agreed that we’ve built some bloody beautiful buildings for the Games. What will prove to be the real test though, in terms of ‘successful’ architecture, is what happens in the years to come.
The planners and architects for London 2012 were determined that we wouldn’t be saddled with useless buildings for years, so many structures will come down completely, whereas others, like the main stadium and aquatic centre, will be ‘deconstructed’ into smaller versions.
Greece, however, did not plan so well. Photographer Jamie McGregor Smith has been documenting the mess that resulted from the Athens games in 2004. Only 3 of the 22 purpose-built structures remain in use, the others costing $100 million a year in upkeep costs. Ouch!
An exhibition of Jamie’s photographs opens in September.
Bridge Studio & Squish Studio / Fogo Island Arts Corporation, 2012
Absolutely stunning artists’ studios in the wilderness of Canada’s Fogo Island, for the Fogo Island Arts Corporation.
Architecture by Saunders.