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Old October 30th, 2012, 04:40 AM   #1
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My view of London

I've been living in an area of London called Roehampton for a few months now, and have been aiming to record some of the high rise social housing in the whole city, really enjoying it so far! http://www.flickr.com/photos/willfai...7628079243631/

Roehampton, SW15
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Aintree Estate, SW6
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Drake Court, W12
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Aylesbury Estate, SE16
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Goresbrook Village, RM9
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Gooch House, E5
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Alma Road Estate, EN3
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St Stephens Estate, E3
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Thamesmead, SE2
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De Beauvoir Estate, N1
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South Kilburn Estate, NW6
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Broadwater Farm Estate, N17
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Old October 30th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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Not the best of London I must say...could do with a bit of 'Urban Renewal' Kidbrooke Village style...and sooner the better!!
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Old October 31st, 2012, 05:21 AM   #3
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Could do that, but most redevelopments force out tenants from an area, something which I don't agree with! Gentrification is not a way of solving social deprivation in cities.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 08:37 AM   #4
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nice pics from a different side of London....thanks for sharing.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 01:17 PM   #5
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Nice, love to see more.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 03:05 PM   #6
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Could do that, but most redevelopments force out tenants from an area, something which I don't agree with! Gentrification is not a way of solving social deprivation in cities.
Agreed. Urban gentrification does only improve our cities aesthetically, but only hides poverty. Most redevelopment schemes do nothing more than drive out tenants and bring in wealthier people instead. Very much a strategy to get rid of social/affordable housing.

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Old October 31st, 2012, 03:33 PM   #7
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Interesting shots!
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Old October 31st, 2012, 07:50 PM   #8
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Great stuff. I hope you continue.
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Old November 1st, 2012, 12:45 AM   #9
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nice shots of the other section of the city.
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Old November 1st, 2012, 05:03 AM   #10
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Good example of this is the Heygate Estate in Elephant & Castle. It's been empty for a few years now. I'm very surprised it's not been torn down and replaced with some 'luxury apartments', as per usual! Went here this evening on my way back from Leyton.

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However, move a bit further south to Peckham, and the once notorious North Peckham Estate, and surrounding area has improved significantly since redevelopment has been completed, without driving out masses of tenants. The place used to be a bloodbath, remember the death of Damilola Taylor anyone?
Anyway, some of it is Gloucester Grove, SE5
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Hasn't Aylesbury Estate been demolished already?
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Old November 1st, 2012, 05:16 PM   #12
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haha your view of London is actually pretty ugly
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Old November 1st, 2012, 10:16 PM   #13
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interesting and unusual pictures. The Roehampton Estate was often cited as a good example of this type of Modernism when I was a student however I find many of these estates very bleak and depressing. It would be interesting to try living in one at some point
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Old November 1st, 2012, 11:39 PM   #14
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So many high rise and council estates have now been demolished where I live in Greater Manchester. I really regret never taking photos of them. I was brought up on them. It is good that you are capturing the other side.
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 12:06 AM   #15
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Hasn't Aylesbury Estate been demolished already?
The Aylesbury Estate is around 95% intact and almost fully inhabited, can't be too long before the demolition begins!

The Aylesbury and Heygate estates are often confused. Just to clear this up, the Heygate Estate is located next to Elephant & Castle Station, whereas the Aylesbury Estate is located in Walworth, just above Burgess Park.

Thanks for the comments once again. I currently live on the Alton Estate in Roehampton, and it is a brilliant example of postwar modernism, although is quite run down in places, nowhere near as bad as other large estates though.
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^I think I confused it with the Ferrier Estate which is now almost gone.
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 07:52 PM   #17
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So beautiful, Could do that, but most redevelopments power out renters from an place, something which I don't consent with! Gentrification is not a way of fixing public deprival in places.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 03:15 PM   #18
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A recent one

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Old November 9th, 2012, 06:22 PM   #19
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Not the best of London I must say...could do with a bit of 'Urban Renewal' Kidbrooke Village style...and sooner the better!!
Sure it's not. Though is interesting anyway. It is somehow a contrast to central areas.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 10:52 PM   #20
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Nice snap of the Gloucester Grove block in Peckham... there's very few photos of that area around.
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