Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Power Station

No, not the "supergroup" starring Robert Palmer and those two out of Duran Duran. I'm talking about a real power station - a station that makes power. (Or made power, in this case.) The one at Battersea, which dominates the South Bank of the Thames.

Anyway, the old place has been earmarked for a big shopping complex. This is really great news, because as we all know, the people of London have been cruelly deprived of places to shop for far, far too long. So, thanks to the efforts of Bob Geldof and the Live8 people, emergency supplies of consumer brand-name goods are being airlifted into SW8.

Meanwhile, let us glory at the splendour of Battersea Power Station one last time.

4 comments:

Jim Winter said...

Maybe Pink Floyd can do another show to save Battersea.

I mean where are pigs supposed to fly in Britain once Battersea is gone?

Jim Winter said...

And for those of you who didn't get that, the most famous depiction of Battersea in rock history...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000024D4R/qid=1120654802/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-0195927-0038417?v=glance&s=music

Charlie Williams said...

Ah, the glory days of album covers. They don't make em like like that no more.

Here's another one from a time gone by.

Jim Winter said...

Hey, that's right! Michael Jackson used to be a black guy, back when he was a human being. Handsome devil was he. What the hell did he do to himself?