Sunday, September 25, 2005

The 'cathedral of power'

Gilbert Scott's Battersea Power Station: commissioned in 1933, abandoned in 1983, and sadly (like the once-majestic Meremere Power Station on the banks of the Waikato) derelict ever since. Known in its day as the 'cathedral of power,' and a London landmark since the day it was built. Like the Meremere station in its day, this is great industrial architecture.

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Anonymous Robin Thomsen said...

Derelict old buildings are ripe for trespassing "urban explorer" photographers. Battersea Power Station has represented a traditionally difficult entry

Here are some photos from the inside http://www.sub-urban.com/batt.htm

Gotta have a hobby... Not mine though

9/25/2005 05:28:00 am  
Blogger Oswald Bastable said...

Shouldn't there be a pink inflatable pig in the photo?

;-)

9/25/2005 08:32:00 am  

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