Tuesday, February 05, 2008

London calling - Albert's big greenhouse !




Just back from a visit to London making a contribution for Wales on the Party's 'Sustainable Communities Commission'. With updates from Ruth Kelly and Hazel Blears I found the chance to share and compare our policy practise and experience very interesting.
I also had the chance to catch up with Albert Owen MP and his team and was pleased to speak to Betty Williams MP who was in very good health !
I called by Albert's big new greenhouse - well not really!. As a town planner I took the chance to see the new Eurostar terminal at St Pancras, and what a great place to spend a few minutes taking in coffee (not the long champagne bar) and a special rail atmosphere. The pictures can't quite capture the scale and grandeur of the station. Up until some 10 years ago I spent many an hour in the nearby unison hq and to now see the British library and St Pancras shows the power of regeneration and investment.

4 comments:

FaFa said...

Nice terminal, here in El Salvador (Central America) We don't even dream with one like this.

Greetings.

Martin Eaglestone said...

Welcome.

Yes very impressive.

Certainly a great example of blending the modern and the classic.

Phil BC said...

It certainly looks good ... but does it still have the lovely train station smell?

Martin Eaglestone said...

That bit was very different - a bit like the pub after a smoking ban ! But still very impressive.