Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station – Sir Giles Gilbert Scott – 1933 (completed 1957)

Pickles at Battersea power station

Well, what a fun morning I had on saturday – I finally made it to one of the open days of the Battersea Power Station site! A rare opportunity indeed. If you can possibly make it you should try and get along this saturday (Aug 23rd) between 10am and 5pm – it may be the last chance you get to see it this close up for a long while.

Just a word of warning though, if you’re a dog you probably won’t be allowed closer than I am in this piccie (above) – I had to get special permission (in my professional capacity as representative of Dog and Deco) to get into the site, and as you will see I took Health and Safety Exec guidelines very seriously, sporting a not-so-sexy fluorescent vest throughout my site visit.

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Battersea power station south elevation
south elevation
Battersea turbine hall
turbine hall

(not a very good photo I’m afraid – I was very distracted by the bit of sausage I found just here – but the turbine hall is so special I thought it worthy of inclusion anyway)

Battersea power station north elevation
north elevation
Battersea power station north elevation
north elevation
Battersea power station main boiler house
main boiler house
Battersea power station staircase
staircase (adjacent to north west chimney)
a very smug mutt!
a very smug mutt!

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