I too this photo from Elephant and Castle Station, however it seems that the goodbye to the Heygate Estate won't happen overnight, with final demolition activities not scheduled until 2015 due to the quantity of asbestos removal.
I have never lived here or even lived in a huge multi-occupancy estate, but a feel a sense of sadness that this building is going, or that the "experiment" of large social housing projects has deemed to have failed.
Strange that the fitted interior ethos - e.g. the furniture, home-wares etc - remain and has so much current resonance.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
...I will be at the Vintage Fashion Fair at Cecil Sharp House, Regents Park Road. Lots of midcentury ceramics and dare I say "vintage" (today's dirty word) for sale...including this great French enamel coffee pot. No markings...whaddyathink 1960s? 1970s?
By the way Cecil Sharp House is the home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, which houses this great mural by Ivor Hitchens. Hey nonny nonny indeed, dude.