PaulOfHorsham

PaulOfHorsham

Posted on 09/21/2014


Photo taken on September 20, 2014



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London Open House 2014
London
Poplar
Open House
Balfron Tower
East London
Brutalism
Erno Goldfinger
windows
concrete
Bow Arts


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24 storeys

24 storeys
On my visit, the plan that emerged was a lift to the top (the 24th floor), visit a few artists, then make my way down the stairs to see what was occurring on the other levels.

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MJ Maccardini (trailerfullofpix)
MJ Maccardini (trail…
I'm really enjoying your set of Balfron Tower photos. I visited on 5 Sept to see Home on High, the video installation on the 24th floor. It was a really interesting video -- a father and son who were among the first residents, talking about their memories of living there. Unfortunately, my camera had a terminal failure just before I got there, so no photos to show for my visit.
3 years ago.
PaulOfHorsham
PaulOfHorsham
Shame about the camera. But, yes, I absolutely loved my time there. It's a pity that time for a visit has almost run out, as I'd really like to go back. On Open House weekend, I didn't really know how much time to give each room. Now I've seen so much, I'd be able to linger for longer.

Glad you've enjoyed the pictures - wish there'd been a bit of sun!
3 years ago.
MJ Maccardini (trailerfullofpix)
MJ Maccardini (trail…
The old camera (a Canon G11) served me well for over 4 years, but I was feeling the itch to upgrade before it bit the dust. So, I was disappointed not to have it for my last 3 days in London, but I wasn't gutted. I've got my eyes on the new Canon G7x.

You might want to connect on Flickr with LoopZilla: www.flickr.com/photos/loopzilla He lives in Poplar, is very involved in tenant issues in social housing, and was a guide for the Home on High video. He knows everything about whatever is going on in that area and would probably know of any future opportunities to see Balfron Tower.
3 years ago.