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    • By DirtyJigsaw
      All,
       
      Not sure if this should go in here as it was nearly 3 years ago now? Please feel free to move it if need be.
       
      At the time there was scaffold up at the building side as it was closed due to refurbishment.
      Some info from the internet:
      Hayward Gallery is one of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries. Since it opened in the summer of 1968 with an exhibition by Henri Matisse, Hayward Gallery has played a crucial role in presenting work by some of the world’s most significant artists.
      Between September 2015 and 24 January 2018, the gallery was closed for a two-year refurbishment project to restore our iconic 1960s arts venues to a world-class standard. The focus of the refurbishment project in Hayward Gallery was to restore its 66 glass pyramid rooflights in order to let controlled natural lighting into the upper galleries for the first time, transforming the experience of the hundreds of thousands of visitors we welcome every year.
       
      The stone floors of the gallery have also been replaced, the iconic sculpture terraces have been repaved and new climate control and other essential building services have been installed to ensure that Hayward Gallery can continue to present its programme of world-class exhibitions.
       
       
      So myself, Sweetpea and @Letchbo found ourselves climbing our way up to the top. The roof isnt that high so we were in view of passers-by and people waiting up the bus stop so had to be quick.
       
      We grabbed afew photos and watched the Southbank security milling around down below unaware us 3 were on the roof
       
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      Cheers for looking
       
      DJ
       
       
    • By Urban Diaries
      History:
      Doughty House is a large house on Richmond Hill in Surrey, England, built in the 18th century, with later additions. It has fine views down over the Thames, and both the house and gallery are Grade II listed buildings.

      The house was named after Elizabeth Doughty, who lived there from about 1786, and built St Elizabeth of Portugal Church in The Vineyard, Richmond. It was the residence of the Cook baronets from when it was bought in 1849 by the first baronet until after World War II. A 125-foot-long-gallery (38 m) was added in 1885 for the very important family art collection. The house was damaged by bombing in the Second World War and the 4th baronet moved to Jersey with 30 paintings from the collection.

      In 2012 the house was on the market with an asking price of £15,000,000.

      Future:
      C18 house with C19 alterations made by the Cook family. Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent have been granted to retain the main property as a single dwelling and to convert the gallery to ancillary accommodation, along with re-instating Doughty Cottage as the link between the house and gallery.


      The explore:
      So we spent basically all day in traffic jams to get there and back...
      The explore itself was surprisingly easy too; I must admit, that from what I have seen of it, I was expecting the place to be a little bigger than it was, but I guess thats the art of the wide angle lens!
      Anyway, great explore, would definitely revisit providing there are no traffic issues!
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    • By AndyK!
      Built in the 18th century, Doughty House is a large house on Richmond Hill in Surrey, England. The house has amazing views over the Thames and central London can be seen in the distance. The house is named after Elizabeth Doughty, who lived there from about 1786.
       
      A 125-foot-long gallery was added in 1885 for the very important family art collection. It housed a considerable collection of paintings including works by Titian and El Greco.
       
      Both the house and gallery are Grade II listed, and planning permission for rennovation with some alterations has been granted. The house was put on the market in 2012 with a guide price of £15 million.
       
      Visited with @SpiderMonkey
       
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    • By Perjury Saint
      My last set of pics from our 'Tour di Bastardi'...
      Everybody knows this one due to its famous stairs, an excellent end to an excellent tour!

      ...The Palace Casino...











      As always, thanks for lookin' in...

    • By AndyK!
      A quickie, but a nice one...... Villa Margherita is an abandoned house in Italy. An ornate staircase curves around into the entrance hall. The house has been cleared of all content but the architecture of the staircase and hallway is lovely. That's about all I know!


      1. Entrance hall

      2. Behind stairs

      3. Entrance hall

      4. Staircase

      5. Viewed from above

      6. On the stairs

      7. Top of stairs

      8. Top of stairs

      9. Tiled toilet

      10. Empty room

      11. External

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