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A photo (or three) a day for 2012.

Journey from New Southgate to King’s Cross…

Number 43, Friern Barnet Road, a listed building: once a pub called theTurrets, latterly a night club, now looking rather a sorry sight….close by New Southgate railway station in north London.

Impressive modern architecture at King’s Cross railway station…

Also at King’s Cross station, a man with a green Co-op carrier bag, taking up an offer he couldn’t refuse 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Journey from New Southgate to King’s Cross…

  1. secret squirrel on said:

    It’s always a shame when buildings end up like that old pub 😦

    Wow at Kings Cross Station ~ I haven’t been there for so many years. The last time I was there, I was going down a giant escalator with Donna, aged about 3, when she let go of my hand and sat down on one of the top stairs, because she was scared of the height we were. She started screaming at the top of her voice and crying and I started panicking, as I had my hands full of bags too! In what seemed like slow motion, a man leap frogged over to us from the adjoining staircase and picked her up and carried her the rest of the way down with me ~ phew!! ~ so scary!!

    Love the colour of that piano! 🙂

  2. Yes, so many pubs have suffered a similar fate in the past decade or two; I was at my Mum’s last weekend in Kent, and a friend of hers was showing me his collection of old photos of local pubs in the Malling area (west of Maidstone), and so many of them have disappeared since I was living in the area (albeit, many moons ago ;))…

    As for King’s Cross, to be sure, it is a very different station now, to even what it was when I was living further west along the Euston/Marylebone Road, near Baker Street, in the early 1990s. As for your experience there with poor Donna, I can imagine what a drama that must’ve been for you both at the time, and thank goodness for that knight in shining armour on the adjacent staircase, eh? ;). Actually, from my FB days, I still have an image of Donna in my head, and I’d guess she’s in that family photo you had done that I saw on H’s blog a few weeks ago :).

    And the bloke playing on the pink piano was a good sport; someone asked him if they could video him on their camcorder, and he was happy to oblige :).

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