I used to live in Deptford and at the time noticed the heron’s living along the heavily urbanised River Ravensbourne . The river runs through Lewisham and empties into the Thames at Deptford Creek. The bird became a bit of a symbol for me of nature living in the city and from then on I’ve become interested in London’s non man made world and how it survives and in some places thrives.
I’m fond of this photograph. I found it ages ago and then lost it again. The cut of the coat, the railings and the pram, the girls hat and her slightly forced pose, the park behind them is empty, it looks like summer but they’re wearing heavy clothes. Who took this photograph?Continue Reading