A weatherworn, and better for it bronze is frozen in time trying to hail a taxi cab next to London's Embankment.
On the Embankment near Blackfriars is a normal looking phone box with a most delightful stained glass addition.
While Blackfriars Station has recently had a massive makeover, it retained a little noticed entrance that has been little changed since the 1970s.
On site of an ancient church stands its modern successor, and a most curious set of modern stained glass windows.
Imagine a railway, working without steam, running on tall columns along the banks of the Thames -- for that was a scheme created to link Blackfriars with Charing Cross in the 1840s.
A tired old building with a tree growing out of it destined to be torn town and replaced with another anonymous glass and steel tower has -- for a while -- become a work of art instead.
Several months late, or a week early, depending on how you look at it, Blackfriars tube station unexpectedly opened to the public this morning. Closed in March 2009, it was supposed to open in late 2011, then a press release…
Since construction started back in 2009, much of Blackfriars railway station has been shrouded in builders hoardings protecting the public from the dirt (usually) and noise (occasionally) generated by the rebuilding work to make the station ready for Thameslink. As…