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Strange Meeting Places

It's been hotter than Morocco in London today, and I had to wander into the West End for an Exchange 2003 Reviewer's Workshop. Now, the briefing room at MSN House in Soho is a strange, strange place. Apparently the last owners of the the building ran a gym, and when it was converted into offices it was too expensive to fill the swimming pool in fully - so the architects decided to turn it into a feature...

So I spent the hottest day of the year in a swimming pool.

With no water.

But with PowerPoint...


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Jul. 14th, 2003 02:21 pm (UTC)
That's very bizarre.
Jul. 14th, 2003 02:24 pm (UTC)
That is very funy. Somewhere between Ballard and The Graduate, somehow...

I spent it BY a swimming pool , with actual water in it, which I do recommend..
Jul. 14th, 2003 03:19 pm (UTC)
I hope you had a pair of broken sunglasses to leave on the floor.

It's all a neo-Ballardian plot to wean hirez onto M$oft products.
Personally I'd rather arm-wrestle a shoggoth than go near Exchange, but there you are.
Jul. 14th, 2003 03:35 pm (UTC)
Nice bit of post linkage there...
Jul. 15th, 2003 06:27 am (UTC)
Swimming Pools
Allegedly, when a Government Agency which only comparatively recently admitted to existing took over its palatial new accommodation on Millbank - i.e., not the Terry Farrell excrescence on the South Side, we're talking 2:2 from a redbrick, not Oxbridge, here - there was a swimming pool in the basement. Being parsimonious Civil Servants, it is alleged that the Great and Good decided that "spies in basement swimming pool scandal" headlines were undesirable, so took the decision to convert the basement to a cafeteria.

It is also alleged - and I cannot vouch for the truth of it - that the cost of the conversion was roughly equivalent to the cost of all the other works involved in the remodelling of the entire site.
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