a life in architecture michael palin
Globe-trotting writer and actor Michael Palin has selected three buildings that he finds particularly impressive. The first is on home ground - King's Cross Station in London. 'I think it's very strong and simple, a lovely uncluttered building which does exactly what it has to do; and I think the fact that people were constructing really modern buildings like that in the 1850s is remarkable. It seems to me to have much more freshness than St Pancras next door, which is a pastiche. King's ...
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