Sunday, October 23, 2005
This is a 1930s building on the corner of Portland Place and Weymouth Street; for those that know London that's right in the middle of the city, near the BBC. You can see big chunks of this pillar have been blasted away by a Luftwaffe bomb - and rather clumsily filled in with grey plaster later on.
You can tell it was a bomb that did this, rather than, say, a lorry reversing very badly - because this whole block is covered with large and small shrapnel marks, as is the building opposite. Moreover, the chips and scars get more numerous as you approach the corner of the street - which is where the bomb must surely have landed. I wonder how many people died here.
Posted by sean at 1:22 pm