“Balliol College, Cambridge”

Balliol College, Cambridge: take 2, originally uploaded by jjn1.

This is the old Spillers flour mill next to Cambridge station. The buildings around it have been razed for housing ‘development’ — ie hideous apartment blocks. But the mill itself is a listed building & so the developers have to keep it. The caption comes from a speech Ronald Knox made at the Cambridge Union, when he referred to the building as “Balliol College, Cambridge” — a jibe at Oxford’s most intellectually distinguished – but architecturally jumbled – college.