Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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On a wet February evening the Richmond Court appartments/ Mt. Kennet Place exude a dreeping, dripping, depressing, Dickensian (but not in a nice way) feeling.
Fair play to the architects of both developments who have imaginatively interpreted the genus loci of the place – they have really enhanced the sense of menace and danger that (one imagines) accompany a redlight district – Arctic Monkeys could have filmed the video of ‘When the Sun goes Down’ here.
Daylight is such a rarity there that one expects the unfortunate apartment dwellers to have rickets – I wonder is it safe to stand on those tacked on windowboxes masquerading as balconies? The first floor apartments begin abou 9 feet above street level.
It’s a complete mess. But what’s most depressing is that the City Council are still allowing such monoliths. I noticed with dismay, yesterday that 3 Georgian houses on upper Catherine steet, with remarkably deep basements (opposite the Carnegie library) had been sold. – no doubt the council will insist on sensitive conservation.
Come, come friendly bombs and rain on Slough