Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Festival Time

I don't really like summer festivals much. All that premeditated fun, mud and bad music. It's a young man's game. I prefer to stay home where I can be sure of a comfortable bed, a well-filled pipe and safety in the knowledge that there will be uncontaminated toilet paper when nature calls.

The Festival of Britain was different. Temporary structures didn't mean pop-up shops and the Pyramid Stage. No mud, just plenty of concrete. Clean lines, Modernist sculpture and lemonade. Here comes the summer.

Brian Peake's Science Exhibition Hall

The Idris talking lemon. Stay away from the brown acid.

John Piper mural, Homes and Garden Pavilion

Dome of Discovery, Ralph Tubbs / DRU

Henry Moore sculpture and Country Pavilion windmill

The mighty Skylon, Powell & Moya

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