Brookside marks the historic beginning of the Peel industrial and political dynasty which reached a peak with Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel. The ponds and some ruined remains of ‘Parsley’ Peel’s first cotton printworks are enclosed by new woodlands and a heritage trail.
One of my favourite Cumbrian views.
Coloured limewash gives a beautifully authentic finish.
Brutalism – I have always loved this type of architecture for its combination of social progressiveness, abstract form, toned down colours and weighty monumentalism. It’s sad how so many great works have been destroyed. At least Preston still has its bus station!
Big Baroque meets fine Italianate
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I can still vividly remember the ‘hanging chads’ of the 2000 US Presidential election and with them the hopes of tackling Global Warming through the election Al Gore as president. Unfortunately, the chads favoured George Bush, and I felt a great sense of anguish as the opportunity to seriously tackle climate change slipped away.
A striking and well cared for lighthouse.
It’s been a real joy to see Dundee celebrating the opening of its stunning Victoria and Albert Museum, designed by Kengo Kuma. While the building has raised some questions, it chimes so well with the nautical heritage of the city while also being an engineering tour de force.
Dundee and much of Scotland appear rather excited… and so they should be. There has been little to celebrate culturally in the northern lands in recent years, so this wonderful project really lifts the spirit.