Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Colville Place - London

Colville Place off Tottenham Court Road near Goodge Street in Lodon

This photo of Colville Place in London is part of one of the panoramic images found on the PanoramicEarth.com Tour of London. There are over 100 images taken from around London linked to an interactive map.

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Colville Place is found just before Goodge Street when traveling North up Tottenham Court Road. It is quite small, contains a grassy area, a couple of walkways under arches created by plants and various seating. The area around Colville place is packed with shops and offices.

Tottenham Court Road is well known for HiFi and computer shops that dominate the bottom end of the street. The top end contains more furniture shops than anything else, though this is liberally sprinkled with numerous eateries, unfortunately mostly of the chain brand variety, to satisfy the lunchtime demands of the offices nearby. Colville Place can thus make a welcome break for a place to rest one’s feet from trudging through the shops, although the sound of Tottenham Court Road is never far away.

In the sum, therefore, the time at which this picture was taken, the grass of Colville Place may be all but invisible at lunchtime due to the people crammed into almost every available space.

The one place of note that is on Colville Place is the Colville Place Gallery, the only gallery in the Uk dedicated to Digital Art. It is located at 1 Colville Place and has a changing display of up and coming artists working with the new media. The Colville Place Gallery has a reputation that far outstrips the size of the building, and also contains a fair collection of Digital Art Books and DVDs about the subject.

The nearest tube station to Colville Place is Goodge Street.

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The full panoramic image of Colville Place can be found on the London tour by PanoramicEarth.com. An enlargement of this photo can be found on Flickr.

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