TQ3078 : Albert Embankment (1)

taken 11 years ago, near to Lambeth, Great Britain

Albert Embankment (1)
Albert Embankment (1)
Running south from Lambeth Bridge (left of shot) towards Vauxhall Bridge. The yellow-brick building on the left is the International Maritime Organisation (1977-82, by Douglas Marriott, Worby and Robinson TQ3078 : Lambeth: International Maritime Organization headquarters building). Its neighbour is the former Fire Brigade Headquarters, (1937, by E.P. Wheeler of the London County Council TQ3078 : Lambeth: London Fire Brigade Headquarters, Albert Embankment, SE1) - big, brick and horizontal. After a couple of modern blocks are a run of post-war office blocks described by Pevsner as, "bland facades with no emphasis anywhere apart from a few attempts to liven the roof-lines with free-standing grids". See here for a closer view: TQ3078 : Albert Embankment (2)
The Albert Embankment, built out by Joseph Bazalgette in 1866-69, was primarily an industrial area until the Second World War after which commerce moved in.
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Date Taken
March 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 23 January, 2011
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Road > Road   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 305 787 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.5638N 0:7.2881W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 302 789
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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