Sunday, August 24, 2008

Tinsley towers no more

The end of an era last night, as the twin cooling towers by Tinsley viaduct in Sheffield were (mostly) brought down at the suitably ungodly hour of 3am. The BBC has film of the demolition, while my Flickr chum Wsogmm has the best photo I've seen so far.

So what now? The hopes for some iconic piece of public art for the site seem to have come to nowt. Site owners E.On have said they'll sponsor some art on the theme of 'energy', but not necessarily at Tinsley. Plans for a biomass power plant for the site are still go, as far as I know.

In the meantime, the landscape's got that little bit less interesting.


Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Terminal inactivity

Doesn't time fly? To prove I've not been totally inactive over the past month or so (government work - I'll say no more), here's a sort of photographic essay, exploring the terrain west of London through a thick filter of HG Wells and JG Ballard:
Terminal House
What we saw of the destruction of Weybridge and Shepperton.

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