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Literary London: Carol Churchill’s “Serious Money”

  I saw this play performed in its first run at the Royal Court Theatre in 1987. It was a reaction to the Big Bang in the City of London when the financial markets were signficantly restructured to remove many of … Continue reading

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The Barbican’s concrete jungle, “Looking From Cromwell Tower”

  The Cripplegate area of the City of London was decimated during the Blitz. In the 1950′s it was decided to build the Barbican residential estate on the Cripplegate ruins. It was designed by ubiquitous architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon (who were … Continue reading

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Bill Jacklin – London cityscapes

This is Before The Hurricane, Regent Street by Bill Jacklin, painted in 1988. I like the movement in this picture, the sweep of Regent Street and the lines of vehicles and pedestrians trailing along it with the rain cutting across all. The play … Continue reading

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Matthew Lindop’s clean-lined London pictures

Matthew Lindop paints cityscapes, mostly of London where he lives. This picture is The City At Night and is typical of his work. He spends his time looking up at the skyline and his subject tends to be the outline … Continue reading

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“Bishopsgate At Dusk” by Olha Pryymak

    What a good picture. In it, London experiences one of those occasional and strange moments of calm. The traffic has been stopped at a junction, nobody is moving and a street suddenly and briefly empties. It’s as though the … Continue reading

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