London Rambles:Odd buildings

London is full of strange buildings. Sometimes it is difficult to work out what they were originally intended for.Here are some of my favourites. More details about Canonbury: http://tinyurl.com/pohsrgj
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This mysterious and exciting construction is the Graduate Centre of The Metropolitan University of London (2004). It was designed by deconstructivist architect Daniel Libeskind

This mysterious and exciting construction is the Graduate Centre of The Metropolitan University of London It was designed by deconstructivist architect Daniel Libeskind

A house constructed in glass. (Jan Kaplicky and Amanda Levete for Future Systems 1993-4). It's near Highbury & Islington Tube station in London

A house constructed in glass. (Jan Kaplicky and Amanda Levete for Future Systems It's near Highbury & Islington Tube station in London

.This village pump was built in 1866 and used until 1914. Ickenham, UK

This village pump was built in 1866 and used until Ickenham, UK

.Not a church, not a castle, but a Victorian boat house! It's at Gunnersbury Park, London. Standing on the edge of a lake that was once a clay pit,  it's built on the foundations of an old tile kiln.

Not a church, not a castle, but a Victorian boat house! It's at Gunnersbury Park, London. Standing on the edge of a lake that was once a clay pit, it's built on the foundations of an old tile kiln.

Entrance to Whitecastle Mansions by Ernest Trobridge at Kingsbury London

Entrance to Whitecastle Mansions by Ernest Trobridge at Kingsbury London

Watchman's shelter near Highbury & Islington station, London. In the days when the New River was an important source for clean water, a guard occupied this watch house to ensure that nobody swam or fished in the channel. He also had to keep a look out for people throwing dead dogs etc. into the stream or stealing the stopcocks and other fittings.

Watchman's shelter near Highbury & Islington station, London. In the days when the New River was an important source for clean water, a guard occupied this watch house to ensure that nobody swam or fished in the channel. He also had to keep a look out for people throwing dead dogs etc. into the stream or stealing the stopcocks and other fittings.

Tiny builder's office near Highbury & Islington Tube station, London

Tiny builder's office near Highbury & Islington Tube station, London

This truncated tower was once part of a sixteenth manor house near Highbury & Islington Tube station in London

This truncated tower was once part of a sixteenth manor house near Highbury & Islington Tube station in London

This tower near Highbury & Islington Tube station in London was once part of a sixteenth century manor

This tower near Highbury & Islington Tube station in London was once part of a sixteenth century manor

Whitecastle Mansions, by Ernest Trobridge in Kingsbury, London

Whitecastle Mansions, by Ernest Trobridge in Kingsbury, London

Highfort Court,  flats by Ernest Trobridge at Kingsbury, London

Flats designed by Ernest George Trobridge, Kingsbury, London, UK

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