The town that Bata built: a modernist marvel on the marshes of Essex – East Tilbury!

A car rally outside the Bata hotel.

In the 1930s, the Czech shoe giant built a model town for its workers, who bought milk in the company supermarket, eggs at the company farm, and kept their gardens tidy – or else. Has its spirit survived?

Source: The town that Bata built: a modernist marvel on the marshes of Essex | Art and design | The Guardian

A Tube Map Of The London That Never Was 

This tube map shows some of the many schemes for London that were never built — from a giant pyramid on Primrose Hill, to a rooftop airport above King’s Cross, to the bizarre skyscrapers that might have redefined the capital’s skyline

Source: A Tube Map Of The London That Never Was | Londonist