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I translates to some point in my dreams .........
anniedog: Yes, there is definitely a dreamlike quality in the photograph.
I must say Ingrid, this could be a view of Salford painted by Lowry. A fantastic picture. I think it is the best of your pictures that I have seen.
anniedog: Thank you very much Frances. I can see how you made the connection with Lowry and his little stick-like figures. I find these utopian representations endlessly fascinating, partly because you just know the reality will not be able to live up to it!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Nov 2011, 07:06
And has that gasometer been turned into some sort of trendy accomodation Ingrid?
anniedog: Yes, I'm afraid that is the intention! All the gasometers have now been dismantled for renovation and then will be re-erected on a different part of the site. The idea is to have some sort of leisure facility in the main one and the others will be used as a structure for apartments. I think they should just have left them as they are! You can see the plans here and
Yes Lowry
anniedog: Lowry comes to Kings Cross!
Looks like something from a 1930's Sci Fi annual
anniedog: If you don't know what it is, all those dark figures do look vaguely threatening!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2011, 09:33
Where are the hoodies, the drunks, the vagrants, the migrants with the wheelie suitcases and the Big Issue sellers in this new utopia?

I do like the intrusion of the ivy though, nature always wins in the long run.
anniedog: I'm sure they will be there aplenty when the scheme translates into reality. I have made a point of trying to show how nature exerts its influence throughout the work I am doing on this project.
I hope the reality matches up to the architects visual promises.
anniedog: I'm hoping that it will be more human as I find these renditions rather soulless!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Nov 2011, 11:39
Interesting to speculate in this picture, where real life begins and ends. An excellent picture all over.
anniedog: Thanks Louis - that was my intention. I have plenty more along these lines.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Nov 2011, 12:22
It looks like one of those fancy CGI things beloved by our city planners. I like the hanging ivory to bring some reality to the scene.
anniedog: That's precisely what it is. It remains to be seen whether the reality bears any resemblance to this fiction!
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2011, 20:43
loving this!
anniedog: Thanks very much Paul. More in this series here if you are interested - I add to it on a regular basis
Looks like an architect presentation for a very expensive political project. Very interesting.
anniedog: Yes - it is an architect's impression of a very expensive development going on in London's King's Cross area.
  • micha
  • 24 Nov 2011, 01:04
anniedog: thanks very much micha.
This is fantastic, Ingrid. Well done!
anniedog: Thanks very much Beverly. Glad you like it.
Very nice, Annie!!!! I love it!!
anniedog: Glad you like it. Thank you.

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