[portfolio_slideshow] Photos taken on a Thames walk the day before the Jubilee Flotilla. “A vast range of vessels also plied their trades upon the water. Barges and barks sailed beside chalk-boats; they were joined by small work boats, by pikers, rush-boats, oyster-boats and ferry boats, by whelk-boats and tide boats…. There were boatmen and chalkmen,Continue reading “Muster (River Thames)”
I took a series of photos in Clapham Junction a couple of days after the extraordinary riots that took place on the high street. I was looking for shattered glass, which was easy to find, and the cobweb like shapes it makes. At that time, there were international film crews shooting reporters against the backContinue reading “Broken Glass”
The view through a window cut in a fence on the edge of a building site near Fenchurch street. Digging foundations and moving earth is like revealing the innards of the city. This together with the fascinating activity of making a building.
A view of the royal wedding from the side of the mall, through a cardboard periscope, an iphone and the Hipstermatic app. A swift glimpse of the main events is probably what most of the crowd bound spectators saw. It reminded me of being on safari. Cameras are at the ready, jostling for the bestContinue reading “View through a cardboard periscope”
The mysterious machines, materials and activity that can be observed on a building site. Sometimes there is a downward view into the cordoned off pit of the foundations. It’s an unusual way of seeing a city space.
With the Thames frozen over, a Frost Fair is held at London Bridge in 1683. “Coaches plied from Westminster to the Temple, and from several other stairs too and fro, as in the streets; sleds, sliding with skeetes, a bull-baiting, horse and coach races, puppet plays and interludes, cooks, tipling and other lewd places, soContinue reading “Frost Fair”