Monday, November 18, 2013

Scenes of demolition from Northampton's past

Will we one day mourn the loss of the buildings we are demolishing today, just as we now mourn the Victorian buildings our fathers and grandfathers pulled down?

In some cases, undoubtedly.

But I doubt that the Greyfriars bus station in Northampton will be one of them. That such a building does not kill its passengers seems a reasonable minimum requirement.

While we ponder that question, here are some earlier scenes of demolition from the town. The sad music (Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings) tells us what we are meant to think of them.

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