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The Hops Exchange, Southwark, London by tmrother

Beer was and is an important part of English life. This is clear, when you see this impressive curved Hops Exchange building in Southwark. It is elegant from outside and inside. Designed by R.H. Moore (not Royal Highness) in 1867, it served the brewing industry. It’s glass roof provide natural light on the tiled trading floor. There were also similar grand buildings in London for Coal, Metal and Stock Exchanges, but WWII bombings, fires and ignorance left only the Hops Exchange and Leather Exchange still standing today. Paradoxically the Hops Exchange never really took of and by 1903 major tenant was J. Lyons -a wine company, which moved out in 1972. Today the offices are rented out to various boring businesses such as real estate and recruiting with the exception of Katzenjammers – a German style Bierkeller.

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What a tile work! Elephant and Castle, Newington by tmrother

On this plaza in south London the entries to the tube (subway) feature a different tile design in each of the entrances at this busy intersection. The colourful tile work was designed by London College of Communication students in the early 1990’s. Murals by David Bratby covers the inside of the tunnels, below the roundabout ‘Elephant and Castle’.
There was a talk of replacing/ demolishing these tunnels in 2012, but they were still there in 2014.

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall by Turnipfarmer

Marienplatz Metro Station, Munich, Germany
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I have had so many uploads I have been sitting on and not getting round to upload them until now as I feel its the right time to upload them with my new Flickr account.

I will be returning to the Open House London archive uploads shortly but this is another addition to my ‘Conceptual Fabrication’ series. I have done this one in colour with the distinctive Orange tiles that you often get with German metro stations but I wanted to try a black and white image and this was the result, really like the high key feel that the orange tiles create when converted to Black and White.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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Half-Life (Redux) by Turnipfarmer

Passeig de Gràcia Metro Station, Barcelona, Spain – http://ift.tt/V5qrF7

One to add to my ‘Conceptual Fabrication’ architectural series and actually an image that I took couple of years ago from my trip to Barcelona.

Barcelona is such a wonderful city and really enjoyed my stay there, I had limited time on the their metro to get some photos but did get a few.

This is actually a reworked photo, I just never was happy with the original and this tidier version really works for me compared to the original.

I feel that there is something quite sinister and eerie about this shot, I can’t quite put my finger on what it is but I hope you enjoy the photo.

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USS Sulaco by Turnipfarmer

Waterloo Underground Station, London, England – http://ift.tt/V5qrF7

An old photo this one but one to add to my ‘Conception Fabrication’ architectural series. I quite like the interesting shapes and the face at the end of the tunnel of this fabrication that I have done. Its such aa good way to edit a photo that you would not have edited via conventional means, I have probably got enough now to put into a gallery which I will do in due course.

You may have noticed that I have decided to tidy up and streamline my description on my flickr uploads as I feel sometimes the story of my photo can be lost within all the other information I have provided, do you agree or did you prefer the old way?

Fear not, don’t worry my little story behind each photo will remain as I know a lot of you like this part of my photos and of course I enjoy this part the most!

Let me know what you think and if you want me to go back to the old way.

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