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The Ferrier Estate

Just down the road from Hither Green lies Kidbrooke, and what’s left of the Ferrier Estate. Built in the 1960s-70s, it’s now in the process of being “developed” – development, in this case, meaning knocking much of it down and starting again. Many of the buildings are now sitting empty, windows smashed out, Sky dishes […]

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IMAXish

Somewhere in deepest darkest Greenwich, out near the Millenium Dome, lies an Odeon multiplex cinema. Formerly a Filmworks, it’s the shape of a huge bucket and holds 18 screens including, since December, an IMAX theatre. How, I wondered, can you cram an IMAX screen into an existing cinema without ripping a good half-dozen other screens […]

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Cheap and cheerful

Lewisham has a number of pawn shops, ranging from the heavily fortified “gold chains by the dozen” variety to others that are more like Aladdin’s Caves full of junk. And, when passing one of the more junky ones the other day, I spotted this: It’s a Carl Zeiss 135mm f/3.5 lens – a little old, […]

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Illiterate des

I’ve been scrawling that over and over again, lately. A few years ago, and about five years after finishing my degree, I decided that I wanted to learn something again. I figured a language would be more useful than anything else and working in technology there were only really two useful choices: some sort of […]

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