Tagged with London architecture

Shanghai On the Thames

Here’s the latest problem to surface in these isles, but is surprisingly not getting any news coverage, despite most of the media being in London, and UKIP being very anti immigration. Across the city huge tower blocks are going up in the face of fierce opposition from planners, architects and local people. Mayor Boris Johnston … Continue reading

Herr Moritz Goes to St James’s Park

Another part of Carl Philip Moritz’s account of his visit to London in 1782: “This park is nothing more than a semi-circular avenue of trees enclosing a large area of greensward in the midst of which is a swampy pond. Cows feed on the turf and you may buy their milk quite freshly drawn from … Continue reading