A long anticipated worst vanishing has finally happened. The Jumbo is extinct.
One of the lions had already been liberated last week, but the other was still attached to its pedestal. Must have been too heavy to carry off. I suppose it ended up in the rubble. Will be a lovely office block now. Goodbye Jumbo, or special treasure as the sign actually said.
The King of Bayswater reports that the Demo squad is now working on The Norwood Hotel, also previously featured. Goodbye Norwood.
While we’re on a demolition theme, here’s a picture I took in central Beijing in the famous Qianmen area. What you see is what’s left many poor people’s houses. They’ve been moved to the outskirts of the city. Goodbye Qianmen.
And one more demolition. here is the inside of Cinema City recently. Goodbye Cin City.