School of Architecture

Simon and Mrs Simon are doing a photography course at Greenwich Community College (pretty good, apparently – a basic grounding on how to use a digital SLR camera – almost tempted myself…) and they go out on field trips for practise. Of course you don’t have to go to far to find something interesting in Greenwich and they just wandered a couple of streets away to Nevada St.

They were just taking pictures of this rather splendid ‘projection’ on the wall of Greenwich Theatre (where panto rehearsals are in full swing, opening tomorrow if memory serves; a Thanksgiving treat for any Americans that might actually get what’s going on – though it’s unlikely they’ll get a turkey) when, like the shopkeeper in Mr Benn, Olivier from Oliver’s Bar appeared.

Sadly they didn’t get a photo of the man himself, though thinking about it, I think I’d like to start an occasional series of portraits of cool Greenwich people like him, but he did say they could take some photos from the balcony upstairs at the back of the bar…

…which looks out onto the building site for the new University of Greenwich School of Architecture, to give us a view we probably haven’t seen before.

I always have a peer in to see what’s going on, but it’s great to get the view from the ‘back’. I didn’t realise just how close it all is to the buildings in Nevada St – should have, really, I guess. I find it really odd to see the modernity of steel and concrete with St Alfege’s and the Mitre behind it in a historic backdrop.

Of course the first thing I wanted to do was stitch up the pics to make a night time panorama of the scene:

Thanks Simon and Mrs S.


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5 Comments to “School of Architecture”

  1. Benedict says:

    Very cool.

  2. Ros says:

    I’m going to be pedantic – I just can’t stop myself. It’s not just a building for the School of Architecture, Design and Construction but will also house the campus library and teaching spaces for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (TV studios and sprung dance floor at least) as well. http://www.gre.ac.uk/stockwell-street

  3. SophieM says:

    What a very excellent panorama.

    (Awwwww! :D )

  4. Benedict says:

    and I also see the construction company are employing local talent to keep the vermin population in check.

  5. Geoff Neilly says:

    Nice shots. You are right about how close it is to the buildings on Nevada Street and King William Walk, especially my property that has been entombed behind the 3 Storey blue portakabins. Funny enough – I jokingly said to the architects during consultation that it would be a nice idea to project tromp loi images on to the rear of the building as it would be less imposing to its neighbors than a towering concrete wall.
    I think it’s now starting to dawn on people how big this building is going to be.