Saturday, October 31, 2020

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Just a bloke who likes walking the streets of London, discovering life from my own viewpoint, camera in one hand and no sense of direction in the other. This is my (new) blog.

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Advertising Absence.

One noticeable hit to business during the coronavirus pandemic has been to the advertising industry. Whilst electronic billboards, such as at bus...

Hospitality industry protest.

Hospitality workers protest in Parliament Square against the UK’s coronavirus restrictions, which they say will devastate their industry.

George and Devonshire Chiswick.

Standing proud against the ugliness and incessant noise of the Chiswick roundabout is the pretty public house of the George and Devonshire....

Joe Allen restaurant.

The boarded-up front of the Joe Allen restaurant in London's theatreland. The venue, popular amongst actors, was forced to shut its doors...

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Sainsbury’s Fleet Street.

It seems even the more robust retailers have found it necessary to shut stores as a result of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Pret, 421 Strand.

The stark reality of how the coronavirus pandemic is hitting business comes when you see boarded-up shops on normally very busy...

Hammersmith Police Station.

Image of one of two traditional police blue lamps that have recently been installed outside Hammersmith Police Station. The station closed in...

Pizza Express Kensington.

A passer-by stares into the empty Pizza Express on Earl’s Court Road as workmen load the contents of the store onto...

Political posturing produces double-standard policing.

Normally, and I say normally, I am in awe at the standards of policing I have seen at demonstrations. It always...

We Do Not Consent Rally.

A large protest was held at Trafalgar Square in the heart of London on Saturday, 26 September 2020 to demonstrate against...

Hammersmith Apollo.

Image of the facade of the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, with the words 'Let the Music Play' displayed on its readograph.

Extinction Rebellion march and rally.

I have followed a number of the larger demonstrations in the capital from the environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion (XR) since...

Whiteleys Demolition.

The former Whiteleys shopping centre in Bayswater in the process of being demolished as part of a complete redevelopment.