An Architect now retired also keen on Arts, Crafts and Ceramics who was born and spent earlier years on Indian sub-continent, but studied and practiced architecture in England.
I have lived a large part of working life in Buckinghamshire, England where most of my buildings exist. The involvement with the new city of Milton Keynes started soon after its inception and lasted throughout the heydays of early growth, but now restricted to close observation of maturing and decaying of the city.
My Blog closely follows the themes of Flickr pages which are gradually becoming a record of significant building types built during second half of 20th century. A number of images are scans of slides taken over 4-5 decades from college days till the recent digital era. The collection illustrates some buildings now demolished, altered, partially hidden, weathered or managed to stand the test of time by looking as good as ever.
However, the anger and disappointment often brims from comments when neglect and ignorance needlessly wastes well-meaning efforts and scarce resources.
I continue to revisit some of the projects to see them age and mature, and hope that the sharing of this experience would offer a glimpse of the role the passage of time plays on inspirations, intentions, reality, disappointments and the built environments.
I suppose it is only natural that the choice of buildings on my Flickr and Blog is reflected by the influence these had on me and my generation.
I hope to use this blog alongside my Flickr site. The intention is to pick up the architectural, planning, arts and crafts issues, related news and projects in more details here without worrying about the constraints of Flickr.
Hopefully, the blog could focus on the background and details of Flickr contents and make it easier for interested friends to paticipate in more specific discussions and comments.