Category Archives: Photographer in Enfield
This trip for the RPS Bleeding London project was the first, and fortunately only one, that was briefly interrupted by the rain; but all was not lost. As I took shelter, it turned out I was strategically placed to photograph Bartholomew Lane – one on the list to photograph today.
It didn’t rain for long and soon the sun was out again. A good day’s photographing.
This is just a sample of what I took.
On one of my recent trips for the RPS Bleeding London Project I photographed Pindar Street and had planned to also take Pindar Passage and Pindar Plaza.
I found Pindar Street easily and then tried, unsuccessfully, to locate Pindar Passage and Pindar Plaza, which aren’t in the A-Z. I did find a reference to Pindar Plaza, which is now represented by a sketch of a face in bright coloured steel referenced as EYE-I by Bruce McLean, which is located at 199 Bishopsgate. It would be my guesstimate that both Pindar Plaza and Pindar Passage have been knocked down and incorporated into the Bishopsgate complex/Exchange Square.
I contacted Bruce Hunt (of The Hunt House) once more, who informed me that Pindar Street once ran all the way from where it is now, parallel with Primrose Street to Bishopsgate, at the site of Sir Paul Pindar’s house. He couldn’t find any old reference to a Pindar Passage or a Pindar Plaza, although he thought that these might well have been part of a pedestrian only link from Bishopsgate to Pindar Street and possibly the names were planned for the development but rejected by the Post Office as superfluous.
It would now seem that the once Pindar Passage and Pindar Plaza are part of this complex. However, if anyone else has another story, I would love to hear it.
For the Square Mile, there is a hell of a lot of streets.
I must have walked the Square Mile several times over.
But, it’s been worth it!
Another day in the City and I have been trying to locate Black Swan Alley. Despite looking at Google Maps, the A-Z and help from the City of London police and the Guildhall, I have been unable to locate it. I am beginning to think it no longer exists.
Not one to be beaten, after another final search, I found The Hunt House (“a site for people who love maps, books, London and history”). I contacted The Hunt House to see if they could help with the exact location of the alley. Bruce Hunt confirmed that Black Swan Alley could be seen on maps up until the 1970’s.
I followed the directions but when I reached the alley it was all boarded up, and this is all remains of Black Swan Alley.
The next London Photo Festival is fast approaching – 16-18th October.
This will be my fourth time exhibiting. Can’t wait – the theme is landscape!
Come and see for yourself.
The venue is The Crypt (St George the Martyr Church), Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA. Entry is free.
Thursday, 16th October – 10.30am-6.00pm
Friday, 17th October – 10.30am-8.00pm – 6-8.00pm Click’n Clique Evening
Saturday, 18th October – 10.30am-6.00pm
If you want to know more about the Bleeding London project and Geoff Nicholson’s book, which has inspired the project, take a look at http://www.bleedinglondon.co.uk/
It is really interesting! I am very pleased to be involved. It’s an amazing project.
For someone who isn’t great with directions, and is not much better with map reading, I am doing ok!
I have been helped by the City of London Police, the occasional taxi driver, numerous security and delivery men. So a big thank you to all.
I am Definitely In –
I am very enthusiastic about this project and really pleased to be part of it! Is this a good time to admit I have a bad sense of direction!
London Photo Festival – October 2013
The Theme is Black and White and Night
This is my second time exhibiting with the London Photo Festival.
Three A2 images were on display, four sold!
I have just exhibited for the first time at the London Photo Festival.
What a nice feeling to sell your first image.