Photo Essay


Underpass 2

I travel through this underpass twice a day. It links Blackfriars Underground station with my work, underneath a busy road next to the river Thames.

I leave my house in the leafy suburbs to descend into the Underground and 45 minutes later I emerge from the darkness in the heart of the city.

Sometimes a homeless lady stands here and sells dolls she has knitted from wool. I have never bought one.

Every night an elderly man sets up a small stand where he sells the Evening Standard newspaper. He is obsessed with asking me how long it takes me to get home. I know how long it takes him to get home - 10 minutes - he tells me every day. I don't know his name.

These are things that I find familiar.

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5 responses

  • Michael Adams

    Michael Adams gave props (20 Jan 2009):

    Amazin set of pictures. A compelling story. Maybe you should buy one of the dolls? You have my vote!

  • ashley hamel

    ashley hamel gave props (20 Jan 2009):

    love this set of pictures along with the story

  • visithra manikam

    visithra manikam said (5 Mar 2009):

    very interesting

  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (16 May 2009):

    Fine photo series !!! Vote it !!!

  • Edoardo Cerpelloni

    Edoardo Cerpelloni said (30 Mar 2010):

    i really love them!

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