Rear Window (11)

I rather like starting out a post in August with a snow pic – wonderfully dramatic. Today, Rear Window takes a peek through the nets chez Mr & Mrs DeeBee, who live in one of the streets around the power station. I’m guessing perhaps Hoskins St but can’t be sure.

I love the houses in the two or three streets around here – there’s something really idiosyncratic about them that I’ve not seen anywhere else. At a guess I’d say they’re turn of the 20th century or Edwardian – but they could be slightly older or younger. They have some great detail in them – I love the coloured tiles in the doorways and the fact that although they look the same, they are actually most of them slightly different from each other.

The sun coming over the power station was taken in June, when DeeBee sent this to me (I told you I was behind on my mail…) but my favourite shot is this one, taken at night. There’s something at once comforting and sinister about that building. What I wouldn’t give to have a poke around inside…

Sadly, despite my writing to TfL and having a long conversation on the phone with a helpful man a few months ago, it’s not one of the buildings being opened for Open House Day this year. Neither are my other choices. But there are some interesting things coming up and I’ll be setting aside Sept 20/21 for a spot of exploring. And there’s always next year…


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