Historic survivors - Friday February 25 2011
Lots of historic structures have been turned to dust as the inevitable consequence of modernisation. Lots of wonderful buildings and other structures have of course survived and in many cases modernised for today's - and tomorrow's - use. St Pancras International is probably the biggest, best known and most spectacular example.
And then there are the victims of railway limbo - those buildings which have fallen out of use but which have not been kept in repair and which steadily moulder away.
For example, this lovely old signalbox at the western end of the circle line platforms at Liverpool Street. A much smaller structure at the end of the footbridge at York has been turned into a coffee shop. Maybe people don't want to hang around on the Circle Line for coffee but it's a pity a use can't be found for this building. It would look great painted and given some TLC.
Have a great weekend.