Saturday, 4 August 2018

Walthamstow Safari Park

The aftermath from last weeks fires that broke out over on Wanstead  Flats. The BBC reported that over 220 fire fighters tackled the blaze while the Evening Standard claimed that 100 hectares of grass were alight with 40 fire engines at the scene.  I took a stroll up there, post fire and with the dry grass and yet another day hitting the 30c mark. It did feel like you were stepping into a safari park.

I am the God of Hell Fire  
Waltham Forest Safari Park 

No to be confused with Donald Trump's hair.  The dry grass on Wanstead Flats 

Scorched running track 

Urban desert

Shame to see a lot of bottles ,old and new laying around the area. 

Lost a shoe 

Like a scene from Star Trek 

Wanstead flats captured on my Nikon. 

X marks the spot 

Wanstead Flats mini roundabout system. Hopefully this will give some context of where the fires were 

Good to see Mother Nature repairing itself 

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Obituary: Photographer Abbas: 1944 – 2018

We say goodbye to Photographer and Photojournalist Abbas, who has left us with a stunning 60-year photographic career, including a 27 year stint at the Magnum photo agency. Abbas's career has seen him cover the Vietnam war and the Iranian Revolution where he told those who wanted to stop him from shooting that: “This is for history.”  You can find out more about Abbas at Magum photos  and here’s a few images from Abbas’s portfolio.

Full Metal Jacket: Abbas pictured South Vietnam 1973. Photo Magnum 

BRAZIL. Ceara state. Juazeiro do Norte. 1996. A man, who had his shoulder and arm amputated after having been hit by gunfire, makes a pilgrimage to the statue of Padre Cicero, to thank him for a miraculous cure.

SOUTH VIETNAM. Near My Tho. 1972. A soldier of the South Vietnamese army leans on an American car
JAPAN. Kyoto. Law-court. 1985

IRAN. Tehran. 1998. Kids play football in the suburbs of the capital, next to electricity pylons.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

The Yet Men at the Betsy Trotwood

Taken from last Saturday in Farringdon, London. Back when we had that air pocket of summer 

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Walthamstow Wetlands part 2

Part 2 of Walthamstow Wetlands, click here for part 1  . This time taking in the South East side. 
Instagram's WF Culture 19 gave me a re-share which was rather nice.  

Wetlands of Walthamstow 

Watching the bird watchers go by 


special blue cones 

Wish you were here - Pink Floyd island 

Walthamstow Wetlands post 1 can be found here

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Liverpool Street Bishops Gate

100 Bishops Gate 

Victorian times v the 197'0s and millennial architecture. All happening at London's Liverpool Street