In August 2013, Jelodina took Liverpool Street away, saying simply: “GONE”. She gave a list of reasons for her action:
because it is
– full of drunk pp eating rubbish food
– it is THE CITY (death)
– full of suit wearing idiots x x
– no cool bars
– I hate the Vodafone shops, Mcdonald, boots …
We are not sure which of these reasons tipped the balance – we like to think it was either (death) or Nut-bars.
In April 2014, Holly carefully excavated Blackheath deer park, complete with deer, and moved it to a golf course near Kew Gardens. She gave her reasons as follows:
I removed the deer park from Blackheath and transplanted it in the Old Deer Park below Kew Gardens which has become a golf course.
The deer park in Blackheath was too small, and I wanted to give the deer back their home.
Enjoy your new home, deer. Watch out, golfers.
In April 2014, Anna started a major home renovation project by uprooting both the women’s pond on Hampstead Heath and Admiralty Arch in the Mall and moving them to Seven Sisters. She explained her actions thus:
I cut out the ladies bathing pond from Hampstead Heath and put it next door to my house. And I cut out Admiralty Arch from the top of The Mall and stuck it over my house so I can live in there instead. Seven Sisters = up and come.
Maybe she will let you visit them if you ask her nicely.
In April 2014, Calvin demolished the Shard. His reasons are as follows:
I feel its a pointless piece of architecture that doesn’t add to the environment surrounding it. In fact; it takes away, (distracts?) from the historical
building buildings in the vicinity.
What will London Bridge look like without it?
In April 2014, Anonymous bulldozed the whole of Holmbush Rd, with the explanation:
A place I’d rather forget
All we know is that Holmbush Road is in Putney. Perhaps we don’t want to know any more.
In April 2014, Dave S dug up a patch of Hyde Park beneath a tree next to the Serpentine. This is his explanation:
Underneath a tree next to the Serpentine holds an intimate memory. Where I met one of the most important people in my life today.
Although he didn’t spell it out, we had the impression that he wanted to preserve the memory as something private, safe from the indignities of dog pee and tourist feet.
In April 2014, Christiana demolished (Lower) Cranfield Road, SE4, with the story:
Aged 6 or 7, my younger brother + I came across an elderly man on the ground. He had fallen. We pulled and pulled, but could not lift him up.
In April 2014, Idel Hand demolished Kingsland Road giving the reason:
No longer shall the spoon gummers ape the interchangable code of cosumer conduct to make up for their lack of personality
Although his spelling is idiosyncratic, I understand just what he means.
In April 2014, Ray Hewitt demolished the Daily Mail’s head office with the reason:
Because immigration Is okay with me
For what lies behind Ray’s demolition, have a look here.
In August 2013, Richard Spence demolished the Orbit in Stratford because
It f*€king ugly.
Full title the ArcelorMittal Orbit, this metal sculpture in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was due to open to the public next week. The admission price would have been £15, or £13 for local residents. According to its website, what you would have got for your money is:
Feel the ground disappear as you make the short journey by lift, 80m to the top viewing platform of the ArcelorMittal Orbit where you will experience a show-stopping panorama.
Instead, thanks to Richard Spence, we felt the Orbit disappear, clearing the landscape for a better view of the sky.