Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Trapeze A Jolly Good Fellow

Lumme, free at last! What an ordeal, being held hostage like that.

Still, it's good to know that my fellow Thanetians rallied round and got the money together to pay off the Uranians. If you let me know who you were, I'll pop a cheque in the post.

It's made me think seriously about security here at the old CTM, so I've decided to get a panic room built. Looking around for an architect, I took a squiz at those David Chipperfield people. You know, the ones who are putting up a circus tent for the new Anthea Turner Centre over in the Arsonists' Playground.

They seem to do heaps of very posh houses. And offices. And hotels. And retail, for that matter.

Not so much on the civic side, though. Most of the civic projects they list seem to be at the model stage. Apart from the Marbach Literature Museum in Germany, which they proudly trumpet will be opening on 9 May 2005, the 200th anniversary of Friedrich Schiller's death. Somehow Herr Schiller's deathday must have changed, as the museum in fact opened on 6 June 2006.

Oh well, at least they seem to be keen on chinwagging. As they say in the 'Philosophy' section of their website: "We believe that high quality design results from the continuity of the design process and intensive dialogue with the client, consultants, contractors and end users."

I suppose that's what they meant when they told The Gazunder that the man himself might nip down the M2 one day and give us end users a bit of a talk.


sfdretywu said...

So you can get museum tickets on the net but they're being touted by americans?
Well, the price was in dollars, not euros.
Is this their new 'softly, softly' approach to invading a country?
Perhaps the opening date has some significance, after all!

The Angina Monologues said...

Blooming waste of money that Turnip thing. Has anybody actually said there are definitely going to be some turnips in it?

The Angina Monologues said...

Forgot the punchline, must be the Oldtimer's kicking in.

I meant to add: "That would be a Turnip for the books." Geddit!?!?!

There's life in the old duffer yet, I tell you.

Lucy Mail said...

So far that's all it's been, a turnip for the books. About time they put their building where their words are.
On reflection, though, is it really such a good idea to build something in Margate and then fill it up with canvas?
That's just asking for trouble!

Eastcliff Richard said...

Well Anthea is going to be sorely disappointed if it all goes twits up. I've already promised her she'll be opening it.

Lucy Mail said...

I'm quite sure that you're not the first nor, almost certainly, will be the last person to promise her that!