Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin And Kreuzberg
The world around is full of endless wonders – some of them are perhaps more attractive than others but one cannot help being impressed. Here´s England for you.
Originally posted on The Old British Pathé Blog:
We enjoyed Shortlist’s feature this week on “Britain’s Hidden Architectural Gems” by Simeon de la Torre and were thrilled to see Maunsell Sea Forts in the top slot. Built in 1942 eight miles off the Kent coast in the Thames estuary these six alien constructions were visited by British Pathé in 1944.
The reel is called “England’s 1940s Sea Wall” and gives a good insider tour to the towers, explaining how they were built, the role they played in WW2 and offering some great shots including one of soldiers playing ludo out on one of the top decks!
Over 100 men lived out on these forts, each tower having three floors. Boat trips occasionally give tours too, more information can be found here.
Another hidden architectural gem in Simeon de la Torre’s feature was the Cruachan Dam up in Argyll & Bute, Scotland. We…
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