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Old June 29th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #1681
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Southwark Council keen to have their say though...

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Old June 29th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #1682
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Probably need a priest to exorcise the demon spirits there before any sort of development can take place
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Old June 30th, 2012, 01:51 AM   #1683
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I can understand that the council might want to get involved in masterplanning, but since they'll have to approve any development there, surely the planning system already gives them that right. I don't see why they should want to block the purchase of the land.

Edit: Looks like they really are preventing the sale, though. An update from SE16.com: http://www.se16.com/405-harmsworth-q...thwark-council
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Old June 30th, 2012, 07:56 PM   #1684
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Yeah, Fairmont is just a hotel chain as far as I know. It is a Canadian one, at least, and includes some famous hotels (Banff Springs, the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, the Savoy in London...) Strange choice, though. And nothing from Atlantic Canada...
Fairmont Hot Springs is a resort town in British Columbia.
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Old July 1st, 2012, 01:40 AM   #1685
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Oh so it is, thanks. Population 476 - eccentric to be naming a building in London after it...
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 03:56 AM   #1686
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I'm probably late with this, because it's not in the usual place, I happened across it on the Canada Water Campaign site.



And a closer look at that pic...

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Old July 5th, 2012, 03:56 AM   #1687
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Not news, but I don't think anyone's posted this before - a great aerial shot of Rotherhithe in 1983.

From the London's docklands, past and present blog, which has plenty of interesting stuff - and a few of SELondoner's photos (any relation?).

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Old July 5th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #1688
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That's extraordinary. It looks as though at least part of the old basin (leading into Albion Dock) was filled in, and then re-excavated to create "Surrey Water", north of the old gasometer (which is still there). And the canal that now leads to Canada Water (and was the edge of ALbion Dock) is missing too.

Four years later, I was a Rotherhithe yuppie flat-dweller. £46000 - paid the last endowment payment last month!
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Old July 5th, 2012, 01:02 PM   #1689
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Well I'm no real estate expert, but I think it's safe to call that "a good time to buy"...
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Old July 5th, 2012, 04:38 PM   #1690
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Haha thanks Officer Dibble! Yes that's my occasional blog which I don't find as much time for as I'd like. I thought I did post that pic here a while back but not 100% sure. Glad you like it anyway
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Old July 5th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #1691
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Ah maybe you did. Anyway it's a great shot, and I like your blog.

Here's an approximately equivalent view pulled from the amazing Nokia Maps 3D:

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Old July 6th, 2012, 11:51 PM   #1692
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I just noticed this popping up behind Tower Bridge...

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Old July 7th, 2012, 07:20 PM   #1693
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Nice pic!
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 08:09 PM   #1694
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 03:58 PM   #1695
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Very good sir. And I see from these little pics stolen from waymarking.com that the cladding is coming on well:



I'm back in England, and should be reinstalled in SE16 in the next couple of weeks. Looking forward to taking some pics in person...
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Old July 25th, 2012, 11:39 AM   #1696
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... but in the meantime here's one by Pawel Paniczko on flickr:

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Old July 27th, 2012, 03:11 AM   #1697
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A few pics of some developments. First up Deptford:

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Lewisham from Blackheath:

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and of course Maple Quay:

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Old July 27th, 2012, 01:28 PM   #1698
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I didn't realise that Maple Quay would impact the skyline the way it does.
I thought that it would be more 'hidden'......
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Old July 27th, 2012, 03:07 PM   #1699
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Except for those few sporadic tower blocks, Canada Water, Bermondsey and Deptford up to Deptford Creek are very low rise. Few buildings are taller than the two or three story houses that make up that whole stretch of river on the South side. Anything over about 30 meters is going to have a pretty significant impact when viewing from Blackheath or Greenwich Park. Maple Quay seems to be shaping up nicely, I like the contrast between its cladding it and the old council blocks.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 03:57 PM   #1700
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You know what, the old council blocks are not too bad at all. I quite like them.
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