Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Illustrated London News

My reader has complained that I have been neglecting him, so here at last is the news from London.

This is really for folks who know Paddington basin, but if you don't, I'll allow you to read it anyway.  Paddington basin is windy.  No news there then, it always is.  However quite a lot else has changed.

 The building and paving work along the north edge of the basin is now virtually complete, and you can now walk the entire length of that side and round the end and out to the end of Praed Street.

There is much stainless steel and glass and it is all very angular.

At the end of the buildings, where all the portacabins were there is a lawn! (currently roped off). 

As ever it is patrolled all the time by security men and they are not keen on people taking photos, so I had to risk incarceration or worse in order to bring you these.  They might even have confiscated my new camera (with which these pictures were taken).  Here comes one of them now in the picture below.  Luckily he didn't see me, or if he did, he chose to turn a blind eye.


We have been up to all sorts of shenanigans whilst here, but I'll save that for later. 

Bye for now


Anonymous said...

That's really useful intelligence - we're coming up to Paddington on the 25th then picking up some guests for the return journey on the 26th. It's so useful to have the path open right to the end with good access to Edgeware Road - we can give proper directions now!


Sue, nb Indigo Dream

Anonymous said...

Ah, fun times we had in your good company - thanks Kath, thanks Neil.
Carrie x