Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Urban Diary

 


23 comments:

  1. Sadly I have trouble with Medium and cannot continue reading.
    How I wish that our history with social housing was as rich as yours. And that much more attention was paid to it by current Governments (whatever their flavour).
    Stay safe, stay well.

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  2. Interesting story. These look a lot nicer than "American project housing." In a trip to Scotland, I once spent several days in Robert Owens housing for his millworkers in New Lanark. That was an interesting place, too, that has been nicely refurbished.

    https://fromarockyhillside.com

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  3. The click to continue doesn't click for me. But I am sure that it was an interesting visit. England is such an interesting place.

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  4. A dear friend lived in one of the orphanages as a child. His experiences are hard to hear. I hope this one was better.

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  5. Had I been with you, CiL, I would have tried to talk you into going over the wall with me and roamed for an hour or so. Just teasing .... sort of ....

    It would seem to be an interesting place .... history is fun .... I enjoyed your post ....

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  6. Hi ACIL - stunning gate ... and what a pity you weren't able to get closer and see more of the buildings and grounds. Interesting history of previous bakers ... fascinating snippets. Your cycle out must have been glorious ... take care and here's to reading more in 2021 - Hilary

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  7. I can't read the rest of your wonderful story even though I press the click. I love how you write, did you know?
    hugs from Miami
    Mucha

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  8. It's a nice little read whether you got in or not.

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  9. Very nice picture!Like the story as well:))
    Bakery hmm..back in time it must had been a lovely smell there:))
    I love history and hope you do more

    Greetings Anita

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  10. What an interesting little piece of history. Sounds like it was a nice journey there, as well.

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  11. Sorry you could not get inside.

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  12. Boa tarde meu amigo George. Parabéns pela foto e matéria.

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  13. I very much enjoyed that. J Arthur rank and the gong what a wonderful image you evoked in my mind. It's wonderful that you link to your published piece, though I too would like to read the whole thing without clicking elsewhere if that's suitable. Thank you for sharing. And for your kind visit/comment.

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  14. Fascinating. You have a lovely writing style.

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  15. Ah yes, the "Rank Organisation." London has some beautiful almshouses. It seems the builders often put quite a bit of effort into making them architecturally interesting. I've actually been to that Bakers Arms area, but I don't remember those almshouses specifically:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/sreed99342/15894925266/

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  16. WOW, your journey there sounds truly magical...all those gorgeous colours!😊😊
    Isn't it wonderful how almshouses, no matter which part of the country they happen to be in, are always architecturally fascinating?
    Such a pity you couldn't go in...I would love to go inside one. I imagine they would have a wonderful homely atmosphere!
    Many thanks.

    Greetings from Hampshire. 👍

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  17. Mario, what a fabulous post!

    This piece was so informative and well-written. Thanks so much!

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  18. So interesting to read, thank you.
    I do like the photograph of the gate.

    All the best Jan

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  19. It is a fun cycling activity to see the ancient housing complex. The beauty is that the complex has been preserved until now.

    Greetings from Indonesia.

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  20. What a nice post! I love everything. It has been the most interesting.
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  21. I can't help but imagine what life was like for the residents of such places. It must have been an interesting place to visit. Wishing you a day filled with beauty and blessings.

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