Category Archives: in the City

new outrage in SE1

I’ve been thinking about writing about this for a few weeks now. And I’ve got the photos. I can’t decide whether  it’s a completely cynical project by  developers who maybe controlled and perverted the intentions of all those who took … Continue reading

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‘because I’m a ceramicist’

I read in the Evening Standard that an exhibition is being held of little pots. Someone went on a tour of the building works at London Bridge station and saw the stuff they were digging out of the ground and … Continue reading

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back on familiar ground

see also remembering and forgetting, the bombing of Dresden I was soon back home on familiar ground, where the obligation to remember certain things in certain ways grows ever stronger. Mrs May is outraged that the England football team is not … Continue reading

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London Wall Place

See what it says on the hoarding? BEYOND BUSINESS.  What could it be? A cathedral? World’s biggest boozer? A brothel? I’ll let you know in due course.

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in the City, two

It was good of Sir Christopher Wren to leave us churches. They are used now to decorate the new City. Incidentally, in spite of all the destruction of the blitz, more churches were destroyed to make way for the first … Continue reading

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in the City

I’ve been walking through the City on my way to work since 2002. Here are some photos from a work without progress.   The bridge was still new.The horizontal line of the Tate Modern was a rare thing in London … Continue reading

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Cross Bones Graveyard

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poppies

One Sunday afternoon, two or three weeks ago, Sheila and I went for a little trip into the City. We took the train from Stoke Newington to Liverpool Street and then got on the first bus in Bishopsgate to go … Continue reading

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nature notes

They’ve brought ibex back to parts of the French and Italian Alps where they’d been hunted to extinction, they’ve reintroduced beavers to the Scottish highlands and the great bustard to Salisbury Plain. The red kite has been a great success … Continue reading

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In gratitude to the people of Great Britain….

In gratitude to the people of Great Britain....

The sculpture makes you aware of the extraordinary self absorption of those who sit or lean or put their bags and rubbish on it. And there are now four big wheelie bins along side.

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