Less violence, more violins in King’s Cross

London

London’s new centre for music and the visual arts opened this weekend with an amazing 100 concerts in 5 days. At just £4.50 for an introductory ticket it brought concert-going within reach of everyone. It also holds restaurants and bars, and is the future home of the Guardian and Observer newspapers. This shot looks photoshopped but is exactly how the place appears from the back.

 

Suspiciously blue canal water

Suspiciously blue canal water

The building has a canal terrace that overlooks my gaff. I’m on the roof of the old warehouse, top left below. So while I won’t hear the concerts (they take place on the lower ground floors) I will be able to hear the violinists getting plastered in the bar afterwards. It’ll make a change from listening to the ducks choking on beer can plastic. (The eerie mirror-like canal water is not normally a feature in my experience, I must say.)

 

Water normally contains dead rats, shopping trolleys

Water normally contains dead rats, shopping trolleys

One comment on “Less violence, more violins in King’s Cross”

  1. A.B. says:

    Usually I’m just a passive reader but these images of our *beautiful* canal are hilarious!
    Someone needs to photoshop some reality back into these images… floating beer cans, trash and dead squirrels are all I seem to see.
    It’s good to know we live in such idyllic surroundings.

    -A

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