Ministry of Justice

The early morning sun made me pause to examine and possibly admire the great hulk of Basil Spence’s Ministry of Justice building which greets me every morning opposite St. James’s Park tube.   It is not exactly beautiful, but does have a certain Thunderbirds magnificence.   It was opened in 1978 as the Home Office and is known by its occupants, not inappropriately, as ‘the Lubyanka’.   I quite like the protruding windows with their fins:-

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