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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

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Tags (All lower case. Use " " for multiple word tags): turnpike lane, turnpike lane tube station
Albums: Then and Now

Comment by alistairj on June 9, 2008 at 23:27
Original discussion thread is here.
Comment by John McMullan on June 10, 2008 at 9:38
I am finding the use of railings to restrict pedestrian access to roads increasingly disgusting.
Comment by Birdy_Too on June 10, 2008 at 13:31
I love Turnpike Lane station, as a building that is.

If you like that Art Deco style John I am sure you like Napier in your home country, although there wasn't as many railings.
Comment by matt on June 10, 2008 at 15:56
The new approach to street furniture is to do away with railings and allow more flow of pedestrians across a road at more points, at the same time putting in measures to slow traffic down. Kensington High St has just been completely refurbished using these principles and it looks great. Less signage clutter too.

That old photo of Turnpike looks so peaceful compared to the chaos below.
Comment by Hugh on June 10, 2008 at 15:59
I take it you mean visual chaos..............
Comment by John McMullan on June 10, 2008 at 22:41
Not been to Napier since I was about 10 I think. I am an Art Deco fan though,

this was my favourite art deco building in Wellington.
Comment by matt on June 11, 2008 at 7:37
Yes Hugh, visual chaos.

John, that's some colour scheme going on in that building in Wellington!
Comment by StephenBln on June 11, 2008 at 8:21
The building in Wellington is an Art Deco building, unfortunately Turnpike Lane Station isn't. Art Deco buildings have "geschwunge" styling and have bright colour schemes.
Turnpike Lane station along with most LT stations built between 1931 & WW2 were influenced by a style used in Holland and Northern Germany, known as the Amsterdam School or De Stijl group. Buildings in these styles generally use a mixture of red brickwork and larger windows. (see my photos on HOL) or here:
Comment by Flower on December 16, 2008 at 11:29
I suppose the old "Umbrella" has gone from the front of Turnpike Lane Station .. a small round concrete(?) structure handy for sheltering from the rain or meeting people under!
Comment by John D on December 16, 2008 at 11:41
" I am finding the use of railings to restrict pedestrian access to roads increasingly disgusting "
Pedestrians - pavements, wheeled traffic - roads. The railings are there because stupid pedestrians, usually blinkered by hoods and deafened by I-pods, cannot be trusted to cross roads at the designated crossings. Live and let live.

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