However I have had to think about which pictures to post.
As my photography habit has grown, its quite interesting to see the obsessions which emerge. I seem to have taken an inordinate number of pictures of traffic cones; rubbish; chimneys; abandoned clothes and shoes; fire hydrants and similar; walls and pavements; chairs.
so, here is a small selection which are - on reflection - partly illustrative of me, where I live and where I go with my camera:
a lot of the chairs I photograph are dumped
The left-hand picture above is the Thames which is, for much of its length, a beautiful river. But the stretch where I walk and cycle most is full of dumped artefacts and I have quite a few "Thames chair" pictures. And even more "Thames shopping trolley" pictures.
This is one of my most viewed pictures on flickr - no doubt because it is entitled "bottomless". pffft
but this is clearly not just a London, or an English phenomenon, or an urban phenomenon. Here are some abandoned chairs spotted on my travels:
in urban Ipswich, Suffolk, England
in suburban Nyack, NY, USA
in the deeply rural Dordogne, France.
Some "street chairs" are ambiguous.
dumped? or loitering?
dumped? or waiting for a bus?
by a bus stop in Greenwich
dumped? or enjoying the sunshine?
just down the road from home in Charlton
dumped? or avoiding a parking fine?
in a car park in East London, Nr. Liverpool St.
dumped? or waiting for lunch?
outside Somerfield in Greenwich
This chair is certainly waiting to be sat in
its in one of my favourite pubs in Greenwich, the Greenwich Union.
My final chair is also waiting - to be returned (post-renovation) to Little Gem's bedroom, to be engulfed in a teenage PILE