Thursday 6 March 2014

Sightseeing in South Norwood?

I’d never thought of South Norwood in south east London as a travel destination but I was intrigued when I saw a group on Twitter called the ‘South Norwood Tourist Board’.  An initiative set up by local people, they have ‘been set up to promote the regeneration of South Norwood by developing tourism to the area’ and have ‘no funding of any kind’ with the project being ‘quite simply a labour of love’.  
I drew the Stanley Halls, the lake and the library before the crowds arrive.


Sunday 2 March 2014

The Night Watch, not quite Rembrandt

             Aviva, St Mary Axe, The Night Watch
             199 Bishopsgate, "I'll see you tomorrow then."

I have been enticed by the soulless, tinted glassed, open place of the office block reception. Full of reflections of other corridors, lights, and men whose job it is to sit there and stare into the night. It's the loneliness that gets me.