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The Queens Park flats in Layton have been part of the Blackpool skyline since the 60s, their Brutalist architecture was loved by few and disliked by many andP1020335

I always thought they were pretty ugly, they were also notorious for all sorts of bad things and I was continuously warned as a young girl growing up in Blackpool to stay away from them.


Must admit though, now that they are being slowly taken apart piece by piece to make way for new housing I think I will miss their ‘beton-brut’ modernism competing with the tower on the skyline because sometimes… depending on the time of day, where you stand and the light..P1320988

the ugliest buildings can be beautiful.