Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Demolition Day 1990's

A rather retro post because I have just had the negatives for these put onto disc, and I thought I would share them.
Once upon a time in Hackney, East London they decided to demolish some tower blocks.  They knocked quite a few down, it seemed, over a small period of time and it became quite a spectator sport I tell you.  This was my first demolition and if I have any regrets it is that I had to wind my camera on manually.  This is why there are photos of complete towers/ half a tower down/ no tower, then lots of dust.  As I remember the wind then changed direction and blew the dust of decades and tonnes of concrete all over the nosy spectators.  The countdown was fun.

"Now where's the pub gone?"

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