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Stock­well Bus Garage, Lon­don

The Observer - The New Review - - AGENDA -

The Stock­well Bus Garage sounds like one of the most un­likely sites for beauty: it was built in 1952, it’s not a par­tic­u­larly glam­orous build­ing and it is made en­tirely of con­crete. But there’s some­thing about it. The pro­por­tions are very sat­is­fy­ing, and in win­ter, when it’s all lit up by these beau­ti­ful old lamps, there is a kind of glow, a warmth, as if you are peer­ing into a world in which buses are be­ing rested for the evening. It looks like the buses are be­ing penned and fed and hosed down in­side the build­ing.

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