“All around me is what used to be one of the architectural wonders of the world: London.”
In this short excerpt from the 1988 BBC documentary HRH Prince Of Wales: A Vision Of Britain, Prince Charles discusses the transformation of the London skyline and the redevelopment of Birmingham in the post-war period. The Prince is a passionate advocate for traditional architecture and city planning. His critique of modernism is blunt, eloquent, and entirely correct.
This video has been little seen since it originally aired on Newsnight. I am delighted to have unearthed it.