- A first in 30 years of work…
Currently enjoying an uninterrupted view over Victoria Harbor from the 19th floor,HK side and opposite the old airport in Kowloon. Would be cool if the airport was still open but now I just see cruise liners pulling in and out, not the same #firstworlddissapointmentsPosted 10 months agoCountZeroMember
Most of my working life has been spent in buildings with few, if any windows, although one had windows in the studio which looked across to RAF Lyneham, which was great when the Hercs were practicing for air display season. However, the last three years has been completely different, two years spent driving cars across much of the country south of Liverpool, particularly Cornwall and the south-west, and now I’m out of doors all day, moving cars around the main site and off-site storage – somewhere around 3-4000 cars in total. Last summer topped up the tan somewhat…Posted 10 months ago
My first workshop was an internal space within a divided up old victorian factory in birmingham- no daylight at all and more often than not I was the only person in the whole building let alone the room. It was next door to a screw-making factory and trobbing through the wall there was a heart-beat paced boom, boom, boom, of one of their screw-making machines.
My only indication of the passing of the day was at 8pm the machine would stop which felt a little bit like going deaf and/or dying.Posted 10 months agoDavesportSubscriber
I spent 25 years looking out of the porthole of a decompression chamber into a machinery space. Ace!
That’s a long time to decompress 25years how far down did you go….are you the guy from journey to the centre of the earth
Yup that was me. It would have killed an ordinary man.Posted 10 months agohodgyndMember
If working from home at the kitchen table ( not my small home office )..and on a clear day .. then I have a 20+mile view up the North Tyne Valley, with Deadwater Fell blocking the ongoing view into the Scottish Borders …sometimes the view tempts me out on my bike..naughty but nice !Posted 10 months ago
The home office view is less inspiring as its of the gable end of the house over the road …
Pleased for you OP..funkmasterpSubscriber
My current view is either Stockport train station or a derelict building in Macclesfield. It depends what site I’m on. Years ago I worked for Kirklees council as a gardener. That had a mix of brilliant and horrendous views depending on which round you were doing.
The best was when I worked in a mill that was next to Hopton woods. I looked after the yarn stores that were all outbuildings. Top views and wildlife and in summer I’d walk through the woodland at dinner time.Posted 10 months ago
My brother’s first office when he set uo in business was a surprisingly affordable space at the top of a building in central Glasgow.
It had a window but no view – basically just a view of the gable end brickwork of a neighbouring building – but that meant nice, defused natural light came into the space and that was ideal for his work in graphic design and print.
Between signing the lease and moving in…. Glasgow’s first LED advertising hording was installed on that gable end – meaning he had an office that was startlingly well lit, but which also changed colour every 20 seconds.Posted 10 months ago
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