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    Amazing pictures, London really is a beautiful place.

    Also, people are actually still on internet connections that have trouble loading pictures? Really? 2010?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    That black building with the gold trip at the top sure is classy.


    That building is on the corner of Argyll Street and Great Marlborough Street. Argyll Street runs parallel to Regent Street


    While that building is nice and with its own distinct merits, it's directly opposite some amazing competition: the Liberty department store which has an interior design akin to a home - designed so that people felt comfortable spending longer periods of time browsing and buying!



    Random fact: the timbers used in the construction of Liberty were sourced from two decommissioned warships: HMS Impregnable & HMS Hindustan.

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    I had some English friends who insisted that Liberty was a 16th Century building. In fact, it was built in the 1900s and looks exactly like buildings found in New York suburban towns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    I had some English friends who insisted that Liberty was a 16th Century building. In fact, it was built in the 1900s and looks exactly like buildings found in New York suburban towns.
    It is a true art to confuse people of the age of a building. The best example possibly on the planet that is testament to that feat is the Palace of Westminster. Although some parts of that building do date back to 1066.

    The style of Liberty is that of mock-Tudor/Tudor Revival and found predominantly across the UK. Buildings (mainly residential homes) are still built in the (although in a less lavish) style, although to varying levels of success.

    In the town I reside, there are several dozen original Tudor properties. One such property has parts dating back to 1360 (pre-Tudor) with 'modern' Tudor alterations made in 1545. Amazingly it is also home to a family business that has been trading for over 400 years (26th oldest in the world apparently as well).


    Source: www.stortfordhistory.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick-taylor View Post
    (26th oldest in the world apparently as well).
    Who tabulates factoids like this, and how can they vouch for their accuracy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ablarc View Post
    Who tabulates factoids like this, and how can they vouch for their accuracy?
    I'm not certain exactly, but because of the nature of businesses still existing over several generations is unlikely (economic problems, internal politics, family breakdowns, takeovers, etc...), such companies are probably easier to pick out from company registers.

    More in-depth work would probably verify the origin and age of the businesses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alonzo-ny View Post
    Thanks, Ablarc. Central London, Manhattan and Central Paris. Three heavens on earth.
    I'll add to that Vienna, Rome, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich, Boston, DC and Buenos Aires.

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    Alonzo, can I ask you about your photo equipment / settings / post-prod??

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    You could but none of those, or very little of the photos in this thread were taken by me.

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    Open House 2010 - London

    Just a snapshot of the 700+ buildings that were open over the weekend of the 18th & 19th of September. I've taken some photos myself but still editing them (City Hall, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Lloyds of London, Broadgate Tower, Blue Fin Building, Allies & Morisson Offices). In the meantime a bit of Flickr searching pops up the following;




    Centrepoint


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    The Granada


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    Royal Courts of Justice


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    Guildhall


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    Royal Ballet School


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    BT Tower


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    St Bride's Church


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    St Dunstan-in-the-West


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    Express Building


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    Marshall St Leisure Centre


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    Haberdashers' Hall


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    02 Brixton Academy


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    1 Bishops Square


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    Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts


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    German Gymnasium


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    Apothecaries' Hall


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    Shiva Buildings


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    Drapers' Hall


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    Chartered Accountants Hall


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    Trinity House


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    Benjamin Franklin House


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    Supreme Court


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    Former Conservative Club


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    55 Broadway


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    No 1 Croydon


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    Tower 42


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    The streets are so clean.

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