The Eye Of The Beholder
When I was a kid, the whole of London was black. Soot from the war had not been removed, so fifteen or so years later it remained. Add the low level of street lighting then, and you had an atmospheric, if rather sinister, city. While I hate vast impersonal glass blocks, there have been improvements, one of which is good lighting, as seen here.
This, though, is the new St Giles building in that weird bit of central London between St Giles Circus and Holborn. It’s enormous, and every panel is a different colour. The sides are bright yellow. It’s not finished yet, but is it taking the jolly colours thing too far?
And while we’re on buildings, Here’s Graham Humphries’ photo of the ‘Santa Rosa Luxury Flats’, Blackpool, which misunderstands the term ‘Luxury’ somewhat. Although I always felt that the ‘Beverly Hills Hair Salon, King’s Cross’ was pushing its luck too.