Monthly Archives: March 2020

A Matter of Degree

While researching New Deal locations in the newspaper archives during the years of World War II, I often run across a war news item that I stop to read.  This one stood out: the matter of perspective.  I saved it … Continue reading

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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence of the UK sovereigns since 1837.  Containing 775 rooms, it also has 78 bathrooms.  It is near impossible to get a good photograph of the building–this one was taken by placing the … Continue reading

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Buckingham Gate

Which building does not match the style of the others?  Yes, another of those somewhat jarring juxtapositions–and yes, my favorite word of the month right now.  This is Buckingham Gate road, which runs from Birdcage Walk along side of portions … Continue reading

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100 Victoria Street, London

Another of the fascinating modernism buildings in London is Cardinal Place at 100 Victoria Street. If ever a project embodied the idea of transformation, it’s this one. (Landsec website) The building, which houses office and retail space along with restaurants and … Continue reading

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The Great Hall, Morton’s Gatehouse, St. Mary-at-Lambeth, and The Perspective

Sometimes, I cannot see the forest for the trees.  Whilst looking back at the modernist buildings appearing in photographs of London, I discovered I had another view of Lambeth Palace, previously profiled.  To the left of Morton’s Tower, also called … Continue reading

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Unicorn Theatre, London

Another of the modern glass buildings in London is the Unicorn Theatre on Tooley Street.  Caryl Jenner founded the Unicorn Theatre in 1947 as a “purpose-designed theatre for children.”  The modern new building, designed by Keith Williams and containing two … Continue reading

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Morton’s Gatehouse, Lambeth Palace

In Survey of London: Volume 23, Lambeth: South Bank and Vauxhall (Roberts, H., & Godfrey, W. H., Eds. (1951). Lambeth Palace, 81-103.), British History Online provided access to the history of ‘The Gateway or Morton’s Tower’, built 1490-1495 by John Morton, Archbishop of … Continue reading

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