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Mount London: Ascents in the Vertical City | The Journal of Wild Culture

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A street in London's Battersea, with Battersea Power Station at the far end, circa 1980.

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Battersea power station 1937 - possibly my favourite building in London

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Battersea Power Station - Hopi prophecy #1: "If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."

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Miners strike = not enough coal for the electricity power stations = 3 day working week to save the power = reduced income. Those long dark evenings playing cards by candlelight. Taking the dinner to cook in the neighbours gas oven. Then, the bin men went on strike, then the gravediggers. . . .

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Animals: This is also in my Hipgnosis roundup. It's Animals, Pink Floyd's Orwellian dystopian take on modern society. It's not just the flying pig I love - it's that gorgeously bleak Battersea Power Station.That's what a dark Satanic mill looks like.

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