Tag Archives: Victorian

Time Lapse in Southwark, London

Here is a completed Time-Lapse production shot almost exactly a year ago.  Not a building going up this time but an old Victorian bridge coming down and a new sleek cycle and pedestrian bridge being installed in it’s place.  It was shot over two days, separated  by about 3 weeks.  On the first day we used a two camera setup and had three cameras running for the second day.  Obviously, 90% of the time is spent erecting and dismantling cranes but it is quite fun anyway and the cheesy music eases it along nicely!

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Hadlow Tower, Kent – Britain’s tallest folly now folly restored

Here is something I thought I had posted a couple of weeks ago but realised just now that it slipped through without a look in!

I visited the marvellous and recently refurbished Hadlow Tower a few days after it opened last month.  The project has been completed by the Vivat Trust with the support of English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund and sees this once derelict folly restored to beyond it’s original glory – I say beyond because whereas it was not built with any particular use in mind other than standing tall, now it has a real function and houses a pretty swanky  three bedroom house on it’s lower five levels as well as a museum on the ground floor.

The original structures were designed in 1838 by the architect George Ledwell Taylor,for a client who had benefited from a substantial legacy and so  had no need to work but did need to do something with his time.  (the best kind of client, I should think!).  Taylor was recently made redundant from the military, where he supervised a number of mundane projects and the Hadlow Tower was one of his early commissions as a private practitioner and he was obviously relishing the break from military architecture.

Enjoy

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Relevant Links:

The full Wiki article is here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadlow_Castle

The Vivat Trust is here: http://www.vivat-trust.org/properties.php?pid=121

Beautiful encaustic floortiles at Cuckfield Church, Sussex

I’ve been shooting in Sussex today and on my way home I decided to look in on the wonderful Cuckfield Church, to see how the newly restored encaustic tiled floor is looking.  When I photographed the restored interior a year or so ago the encaustic tile man was still working on the floor so I wasn’t able to get any shots of it finished.

I am happy to say that it looks fantastic and perfectly complements the rest of the Church. I’ll post some of the general interior views and shots of the magnificent painted ceiling in the next few weeks – but in the meantime, here is the floor…

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