Monday 8 November 2004 11.23am
Martin Underwood Wrote:
> The man on Tower Bridge was one of the Fathers 4
> Justice nutters (sorry, legitimate protesters).
> As you can see by the fact that hardly anyone
> knows why the man was on Tower Bridge, Fathers 4
> Justice really are getting their message across!
> It was fascinating reading about Jason Hatch,
> the cheeky-chappy who stood on the Buck-House
> balcony dressed as Batman. Acres upon acres of
> newspaper coverage was devoted to the security
> implications of his stunt, whereas the issues
> surrounding estranged fathers' access to their
> children was largely forgotten. Bizarrely enough,
> F4J haven't quite cottoned on to the plain fact
> that, if they wish to get their message across,
> their form of protests should at least have some
> relevance to their cause.
> Regarding City Hall
: Agree entirely with the
> cheapness of the detailing of the building.
> Compared to the splendid "artists impressions" of
> the building prior to it being built, what we've
> ended up with is quite an ugly monstrosity. Also,
> "London's Living Room" was originally supposed to
> be open all the time to the public. Somewhere
> along the line this got forgotten for the sake of
I'd agree about the building.... have you noticed how cheap the London living room floor looks?
It's just that a lot of the stuff being built in the UK these days is not up to the best standards (sorry, just my humble opinion as a foreigner).... even my "luxury" flat has cheap materials - e.g. cheap, poorly fitted wood behind the massive granite workspace in the kitchen, sealing coming loose in the bathroom etc....
On the positive side though, I have to say that the whole area including More London looks great.... you'd never find the same atmosphere and view in provincial Berlin!