04 January 2007

A crisp clear new year's day

The view south from Alexandra Palace -- over the terraced streets of north London, and the terminal moraine left by the glaciers of the last Ice Age, to the West End (theatreland) and the City (old financial centre)
and Canary Wharf (new commercial centre) -- with the Surrey hills beyond.The first television transmission was from here in 1936.
My family got a television in 1962, and I got a colour tv in the very late 1980s (still have it; it still works).


The Idaho Beauty said...

That transmission tower looks familiar. Was it in a recent episode of Dr. Who?

Anonymous said...

There are many a times I have stood on those very Surrey hills looking the other way. Thanks for the memories.