In the past I often trundled past the fantastic monolithic monster that was Battersea Power Station on the 137 red Routemaster London bus. I have always had an affection for this London landmark and appreciate it’s imposing red brick presence on the river Thames.
A dinosaur from past power days it was built in the late 1920’s/ early 1930’s to a furore of protest against pollution which, it was specifically argued, had the potential to damage the paintings housed in the Tate on the opposite bank. Oh the irony as having had it’s guts ripped out in the 1990’s and stood vacant for many years in a fragile state it is now to become the backbone of the new Tate Modern!
How excited am I…
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Images via Tate.