We hear things retrospectively when we have understood them - Marcel Proust
From around 2.25 into the video. Interesting how that Soviet style is also thought appropriate for lots of new buildings in Cambridge. There is a new student hall of residence near us that looks just like that.And what are those metal boxes in the wondows? Hardly air-con. Deep freeze on one's window-sill?
Honestly, that's all so last century! Today the Chinese, er, brothers, build entire cities inhabited by the legendary three men and a dog. Come on Russia, you can do better than that!
Svalbad - that's where the seed vault is, no?
Will sales there affect property prices in the Home Counties? We should be told.
Sam - I haven't been to Cambridge for about forty years, but it seemed pleasant enough then. Planners need constant watching. I don't know what the boxes are. Perhaps Soviet building regs were not flexible enough to omit them even in an Arctic climate.David - ah but the Chinese can afford it thanks to all the crap we buy from them.James - it is, although why it is required I'm not so sure.Demetrius - bound to eventually as the London effect becomes wider and wider. Igloos will eventually be out of reach for first time buyers.
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