This amused us. A month after Mann Island was shortlisted for the Carbuncle Cup, Countryside Properties has launched a competition to capture the best image of the three black alps, aka Mann Island. Mann Island In The Picture (try getting it out of the picture, now that would be a competition) is open to anyone, and there’s a top prize of £500 for the photograph which our judges believe best captures the, get this, ‘distinctive spirit of these impressive buildings’.
Yeah, good luck with that. Distinctive?
You can enter by sending your submission by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and as an added bonus the top 20 images will be selected for an exhibition at Mann Island itself, in the Equator building. As letting agents, Countryside Properties described the buildings as ‘probably the most desirable location in the world’, we seem to recall. So, as a muse, we can think of nowhere better to inspire you.
Oh, by the way, the pic right isn’t of Mann Island. It’s just another one of those black, shiny, angular buildings which are so distinctive and original and are cluttering up our waterfronts. This one’s in Copenhagen. But it could be Rotterdam or anywhere, Liverpool or Rome.
The judging panel includes SevenStreets’ friend, and all round ace lensman Pete Carr, so we’re sure something good will come out of it. And it’s good to see some invention in the marketing plan. God knows it can’t be easy to shift luxury flats these days.
Mann Island In The Picture