I love this show, critical but not dismissive of new developments in and around Britain. It acknowledges progress, often critical, but never dismissive, yet has a fantastic look to the past as the Architect Ptolemy (there’s a name for you) draws some iconic British buildings. Tonight’s was on St Paul’s Cathedral.
“Architect Ptolemy Dean sketches famous views in Britain before they disappear forever..”
If you get the chance, Living Channel 10:30 Monday Nights.
Britain’s skylines are changing faster than ever – and architect Ptolmey Dean is setting out to capture five iconic British views which all have one thing in common – they are about to vanish forever. A talented watercolourist, Ptolemy takes his sketchbook to record these unique views of British cities at a particular moment in time. He’ll go to any lengths to find the perfect place to sketch from, whether he’s taking to the high seas, clinging to rooftops or perching precariously on top of a crane – and it’s this determination which means he gets a unique perspective on some of Britain’s landmark views – before they change forever.
Sorry off topic, but think about it, central to a lot of the discussions that should be taking place on the stadium, rather than if South Dunedin is going to float away, how many poos are in St Clair Beach or business broadband.
Sorry haven’t found any YouTube clips so may have to make some myself.
Actually while I’m on it, there have been plenty of programmes on Architecture, but have there ever been any on Urban Design/Town Planning – can’t remember any?