Tuesday, 25 September 2012

My bits of London (2)

"Well the South Side of Chicago is the Baddest part of town" sang Jim Croce in 'Bad Bad Leroy Brown'. Bits of South London sometimes feel like that, neglected and in need of regeneration. This building is just off the approach to Westminster Bridge after you emerge from the gloom under the railway tracks leading into Waterloo station. In the middle of the roundabout is the Park Plaza hotel, just up from that the old London County Hall... now surrounded by hoardings I think this one will be coming down soon - but something about the graffiti always made me think of Eastern Block countries and the cold war...