London is a frenetic, wonderful, difficult city to live in. The fabric of the city is constantly renewed, cranes litter the skyline, and endless variations of people's lives changing are played out as buildings are constructed and demolished.
Up high, with only the street noise from far below, there is a quietness and stillness that allows a moment of reflection.
Baku is a city of contrasts, colour and oil.
Canvey Island - Estuary Festival
Estuary is a biennial arts festival produced by Metal and curated in response to the Thames Estuary and presented in culturally significant and historic venues along the Essex and Kent shorelines.
Chris Fenwick has managed the rock bank Dr. Feelgood for 40 years. As part of the Estuary festival, he led a guided walk at Canvey Island.
The walk went along the sea wall, with information about places linked to the history of Dr Feelgood, the island's industrial connections, the migration from East End, flooding of 1953, but also Chris' personal stories of growing up on Canvey and sailing from an early age...
I joined the Peckham Coal Line team as they led guided walks along the route of a proposed "linear link park" between Queens Road Peckham & Rye Lane using disused Rickett coal sidings which were decommissioned in the 1950’s.
An elevated green walk next to the train lines which would link two parts of the neighbourhood with a small and much loved park, and the high street.