The mess around the American Consulate

Although I quite like this shot, with the subtle black arrow on a black block, the area around the American Consulate in London is quite a mess. This is one of many blocks, barriers and boxes that amount to some sort of anti-van security.

We took Maddie to get her US passport here about a year ago. The inside is not better then the out. A building that was clearly designed to impress sometime in the early 70s now just looks sad and dated. There’s a lot of BAD marble and brass on the inside, and an entrance hall that (possibly) impressed once now looks sad, filled out with unforeseen security junk and very poor signage.

It’s sad to see these “first experiences” for new visitors to other countries. I’m sure out consulates oversees are not faring much worse with their post-9/11 remakes.


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