Friday, December 18, 2009

Bishopsgate Institute

A couple of years ago, writing about the long-vanished Broad Street station in London, I said:
I played chess for Richmond & Twickenham in the London League, and the matches took place at the Bishopsgate Institute. I used to get the last train back around the North London line to Kew. Somehow I trusted the published timetable more than the Tube, even though the train took a circuitous route via Brondesbury and Willesden Junction.
English Buildings has a photograph of the Institute's remarkable fa├žade, which it was hard to appreciate to the full on those dark winter evenings.

Philip Wilkinson, who writes the blog, also has some sensible things to say about the current attitude towards those of us who like to photograph buildings from time to time.

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