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Monday, 14 November 2011

Wapping Pier Head: more Wapping.


More from Bert Kleersnijder's splendid MDO revisit. Of most interest, perhaps, are those Then & Nows from the non-public side of the garden (and note too the rarely aired uncropped version of this 'un):


So those buildings on the corner there are new. I'd also never seen a present day shot of this location, until now:


The dockside area of Wapping was subject to massive reconstruction in the '80s and '90s; note how the big colonial warehouses behind are all gone now (though some buildings on the other side of the Thames seem to have survived):


Getting all this reconstruction off to a flying start were John and Ringo...:


...who, ever helpful, booted things off via the medium of smashing things with pickaxes:


Many thanks to Bert for sharing these, and yet more to come too.

1 comment:

  1. Good to see the tree in the top photo doing well. Though I think I might need a hand getting that bollard in the boot.

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