We used to live just north of the Elephant and Castle. I can’t say that I feel particularly nostalgic for the shopping centre which had a certain dour grimness and at some point long after we left turned pink. Even so, I found it weird walking past it today: all gone. The neighbourhood all poshed up and surrounded by tower blocks, including the hideous Strata. I guess it’s an improvement:-
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We walked through Elephant & Castle yesterday & very sad to see the old pink elephant gone. At least it had a unique scuzzy personality whereas it’s replacement will surely be bland as hell. Another climate guzzling concrete & glass box. And what will happen to that very strange & huge Faraday memorial that looks like some sort of nuclear bunker? He deserves better.