Today I attended a briefing for an event I am helping at on Friday. It was on the site near where I worked a year or so ago. Things have changed a lot in that time with new building going up
I had to go to the visitor centre which was being built when I worked nearby. It opened just after I left in September 2018
In the huge conference room we were in was this satellite on the table
I was told it was 1:25th scale so would taken up the whole wall it was beside
On the way to visit a friend at Diamond Light Source I padded this building which was started in 2018 it's called the Rosalind Franklin Institute or will be when it is finished
Diamond House, the main entrance to where I used to work, this is the last time I will most likely see the building like this because it is being extended in a couple of months
After seeing my friend I walked back across the bridge and got this photo of I21 the last extension I saw built at Diamond, the cleared ground you see in fornt was a temproary lab I'm told they are going to build another extension here
Even the building you see here on the left had a small extension last year the place is called Research Complex at Harwell
I visited a couple of other old friends and took another photo of the Rosalind Franklin Institute
Which does not look like it will be long before it is finished.
Taking part in Our World Tuesday
In what capacity are you helping out? I don't think I have seen a satellite close up before.ReplyDelete
Helping out as a volunteer at a Stargazing event on FridayDelete
Sometimes it seems like things are forever changing - I suppose it is called progress.ReplyDelete
And this place really has progressedDelete
I would love to see the satellite!ReplyDelete
Can you imagine how big it is …?!
The sky is so wet and gray with you too!
Been to where they make them and that place was big. Sunny here this morningDelete
I like to go back to places where I've worked back in the day - those lovely youthful days when one could jump out of bed and looked forward to new challenges and a well earned-paycheck, haha! Yes, buildings change and it's interesting to see what they become - larger versions of themselves, modernized, extended, and sometimes sadly just knocked down. Last year when in Torquay I actually went to a lovely hairdressing salon which, next door to where I had my first job in the office the General Accident Assurance Co., and the salon, at that time so long ago, was a wine merchant's shop!ReplyDelete
Bill - re: the sourdough bread baking - don't know much about the use of bread making machines - hopefully you get tasty loaves from yours though. Glad you have sunshine - January can be a dreary month.
In the case of this place a few buildings were knocked down but no loss from what I rememberDelete
Lots of changes and building going on there. I read in your comment above that you are helping out at a stargazing event on Friday. I hope you'll write a post about that too. Looking forward to it!ReplyDelete
I will see what I can doDelete
What did you use to do for a job at your old work? Seems common for buildings to be extended due to population growth. Personally I'd love to go back to some places I worked at but others I couldn't give a toss aboutReplyDelete
I was a Vacuum TechnicianDelete
It's amazing how quickly things can change.ReplyDelete
You are so right thereDelete
I retired from a large University 10 years ago. For awhile, I visited friends there regularly. Then I moved away and only got there about once a year. Wow - the changes! The new buildings and, like your old building, the additions! That was my job -- overseeing and coordinating construction projects. When research is involved, the buildingscape is forever changing to accommodate.ReplyDelete
The satellite model is impressive.ReplyDelete