Posts Tagged ‘Battersea Power Station’

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Where am I sightseeing?

September 15, 2014

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All too often I come across photos or stories or memories of interesting or magnificent places that have been lost to history. This post is about hidden architectural treasures in London which still exist – including a wonderful photo of the interior of the iconic Battersea Power Station.  They have been captured in the book, London: Hidden Interiors.

The Guardian has a wonderful SLIDE SHOW of photographs from the book.

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Photographs by Derrek Kendall; the book is by Phillip Davies.

 

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What am I LEGO Loving?

January 11, 2014

LEGO-st-pancras-528x350It turns out that I am not the only LEGO-loving grown up around.  Have you seen the book, Brick City, by Warren Elsmore.  He is, I assume an adult, who has recreated landmarks in LEGO.  Above is St Pancras Station.

Among other London landmarks Elsmore has also created Battersea Power Station (with flying pig), and Westminster Abbey.

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London landmarks are not the only icons Elsmore has rendered in LEGO, but they are the ones featured in the Time Out London article which is my reference.

A little LEGO history from Wiki:

“In 1958, the modern brick design was developed, and it took another five years to find the right material for it, ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) polymer.Before they used ABS they used a plastic called Cellulose Acetate. The modern Lego brick was patented on 28 January 1958 and bricks from that year are still compatible with current bricks.”