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Battersea Powerstation was in a derelictstate for many years. I travelled past this site regularly and photographed frommany angles but this shot – with thedefaced hoardings and disused billboard -just added to the overall decay.London 1989
BBC article here
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Mark, i love this image. Love it.
Very encouraging for me. I’ve been meaning to head down and check out that part of town, getting close as i can to the old PowerStation. I have taken shots from the opposite side of the river, sunset and all, but has probably been taken a million times.
This is something like i imagined a good shot would be of the station plus a bit more.
Is this the powerstation on the cover of Pink Floyds ‘Animals’?
Great shot and perspective.. Love the composition and the decaying billboard
Thanks guys.Yes, this is the powerstation on the famous pink floyd cover .It dominates the skyline south of the riverand i always loved looking at it as the trainpassed close by on the way to Victoria station.I don’t know whether it has been rebuilt yet – ithas been 10 years since i have been there – butit was derelict for the three years i spent in London.(I must go online and see if i can find someinfo on it – it was earmarked for a theme park andshopping centre in the early 90’s).Just wished i had spent a lot more time photographingthis one…
yes……..battersea power station is still the same as when Alton Towers stated to tear it out to turn into an amusement park in 1984
i grew up near the site and went past it everyday to go to school
alot of developers have come & gone over the years. its a fantastic landmark and a shame to be left the way it is
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What an iconic photo. It’s a pearler.. Very astute composition. It’s got a pop art feel to it!You really have a wondrous eye for shape and colour
You know I love Power Stations Mark – this is awesome… and I love the angle you’ve approached this from… it all works so well with the distressed billboards and fences. Great work!
PS: Thanks for your great comments on Cadillac Motel – and the link to the website, great find! Love reading about it, and those original 50s pics of the motel are just awesome… thanks a million!
Powerless indeed – although definitely not this image! I note the Pink Floyd reference and remember also that the 70s British 3 piece band ’Junior’s Eyes’ had a track that went for all of Side 2 on thier vinyl LP titled ‘Battersea Power Station’. It seems to loom large in the British collective psyche.
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