London old and new

October 09, 2016  •  1 Comment

London has the trick of making its past, its long indelible past, always a part of its present. And for that reason it will always have meaning for the future, because of all it can teach about disaster, survival, and redemption. - Anna Quindlen

As I was sorting through the photographs from last month's London trip, I noticed that most of them fell into one of two categories: the human drama (crowds, characters, street life) and the theater in which that drama plays out (the physical surroundings).  Exploring that theater - the buildings and spaces - meant moving between the centuries.  The tension between old and new is everywhere - sometimes jarring, even ugly, but always interesting.  Also included in this collection are several images from Kew Gardens - a living environment rather than brick or steel, but just as carefully constructed.


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