Category: Built environment

First of a series of pictures from an extended stay in Lyon in mid-September.


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The Highgate development of flats and houses was completed in 2004 but could easily be mistaken for long-established part of Durham city. Its design has won from praise from CABE and the fiercely-protective City of Durham Trust amongst others.


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Highgate and Tenter Terrace

The simplicity and clarity of road signs is very appealing. This is a random selection:

Oxford signs
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Pictures from the same batch as the previous post.

Castle from Milburngate
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A few pictures from a recent 48 hour visit to collaborators in Lyon. The pictures are from the pedestrian walkways around la Part-Dieu – a classic example of 60’s enthusiasm for creating efficient multi-lane routes for traffic and relegating pedestrians to soulless concrete walkways and subways. See how popular these are on a busy Saturday morning?

Part Dieu 1 Part Dieu 2

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Flying visit to Lyon