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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Friday, 8 April 2016

Battersea Power Station










Travelling into London Victoria by train I took this photo of Battersea Power Station through the window. The power station was decommissioned in 1983















I took this photo of the power station in 2013 whilst walking the Thames path. Work had just begun on the restoration of the building and its conversion into plush apartments, restaurants etc.


Three years on you can only see one of the four chimneys, the others will be back. As this is a listed building, they have to be reconstructed and returned to their original position on the power station. They anticipate work to be completed by 2020,

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19 comments:

  1. looks impressive and it is so big

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  2. I imagine that will be sought after address. Flat No 1 Battersea Power Station?

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  3. I imagine that will be sought after address. Flat No 1 Battersea Power Station?

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  4. Hello, that is just a WOW. A Power station being renovated into apartments. It does look big. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  5. Unique shots of your traveling into London ~

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

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  6. It's really fun to be shooting at the passing scenery when traveling.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  7. What a leap of faith and money and time to buy and convert that power station into apartments, restaurants, etc. No return on investment til perhaps 2020. I bet it will be nice when completed.

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  8. I can't remember seeing the power station when we last visited but I did see it in 2008. Just another wonderment of London.

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  9. Awesome place. I can't see it without thinking of the Pink Floyd album Animals!

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  10. 2020. Once upon a time that seemed impossibly far way. Now it's only four years. Wow! :-)

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  11. It is nice that it can be reused as apartments. I am not sure I would live there.

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  12. Great shots of power station.

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  13. And you can bet they will be expensive apartment to buy, very exclusive

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  14. There seems to be a big lag in when I am notified that you have a new post. This one is four days old!
    My first thought was, hmm, will I be up to traveling to London in 2020 and then the realized that's only four years away! 2020 sounds so futuristic. I'm cso glad the building is being cared for and renovated into something useable.

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  15. Should be good when it is done. We have one in Brisbane that has been turned into a theatre complex with restaurants, Its called the Powerhouse. They kept a lot of the building as it was but made it look artistic. They still had some old turbines still there as a show piece. Look at how it is now here
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  16. A truly iconic London landmark

    mollyxxx

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  17. It is nice that they are saving the building, but gosh it is going to be a lot of work to turn it into plush!
    Whilst is a word I never hear in the U.S. I kind of ike it.Janey

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  18. We walked the Thames Path when we were there and Bill was quite fascinated by the power plant (also we saw it from a boat tourist trip we took)... I will show him this post, even 'he who does not blog' will be interested!

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