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(Guardian)   From Pink Floyd to Creedence Clearwater Revival , Google Street View shows us the world's cities through the lens of famous album covers   (theguardian.com) divider line 11
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433 [TotalFark]
2014-04-08 12:41:06 AM
Wow, that's really cool.  I took a train past the cover of Animals in the 1990's.  I was under the impression that it had since been torn down.  There were many factories and mills around that area that looked much like the cover, from the picture in TFA, most of them have been razed.
 
2014-04-08 12:43:45 AM
Crisis?  What crisis?
 
2014-04-08 01:13:26 AM
433: from the picture in TFA, most of them have been razed.

It's currently being totally redeveloped, it's called the Nine Elms project. They're building an Underground stop to the area, the US and Dutch embassies are moving there, lots of flats, shops, bars etc. When I went there because of the Pink Floyd cover in the early 2000's, it was one of those really depressing, run-down areas of London that make the bad parts of Detroit look like garden paradises.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-04-08 01:20:09 AM
Thanks, Henry Holland, I appreciate the update!  Passing through on the train, it definitely seemed like a place where a young man would quickly learn how to fight, though I don't remember seeing a soul about the place.

London is huuuuuuge.  HUUUUUUGE!
 
2014-04-08 01:21:01 AM
Morrison Hotel today:

3.bp.blogspot.com

Hard Rock Cafe today:

www.popspotsnyc.com

/There's blood on the streets, it's up to my ankles
 
2014-04-08 01:38:58 AM

433: Wow, that's really cool.  I took a train past the cover of Animals in the 1990's.  I was under the impression that it had since been torn down.  There were many factories and mills around that area that looked much like the cover, from the picture in TFA, most of them have been razed.


Battesea Power Station.  They' haven't torn the building down yet, but they've torn the guts out of it, years ago.  A decade ago they turned another power station into a branch of the Tate art museum.  They'd like to do something similar to Battsea, but it' so vast that no one can come up with anything to fit into it.

If you're a film fan, you've seen the interiors: the vast control room (with parquet floors!) was used in the intermission in Monty Python's Meaning of Life, the interior was used at the end of Ian MacKellan's Richard III, and bits have appeared in dozens of other films.
 
2014-04-08 03:16:20 AM
Please let there be Abbey Road, please let there be Abbey Road...

*looks*

Yes.
 
2014-04-08 06:25:52 AM
I heard that the Physical Graffiti brownstone is also where they shot the video for the Stones Waiting on a Friend.
 
2014-04-08 07:12:15 AM

tkgeisha: I heard that the Physical Graffiti brownstone is also where they shot the video for the Stones Waiting on a Friend.


That is correct.  Never found out why the Stones chose exactly the same building(s)
 
2014-04-08 09:07:10 AM
Missing from the article:

pulmyears.files.wordpress.com

i212.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-08 10:42:29 AM

themindiswatching: Please let there be Abbey Road, please let there be Abbey Road...

*looks*

Yes.


I first thought Abbey Road of course too, and I was pleasantly surprised how cool it was. I want moar!
 
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