The Lambeth accord building, bringing downtown Bogata to the streets of Brixton.
Items, Hungerford Bridge
Strange detritus left on Hungerford Bridge on Thursday afternoon. The hat full of change, the crutch and the sign that reads “Camera me Thank You 50p” suggest that may have belonged to an injured busker. The wig and the glasses suggest that this busker may have been recalling a 70′s era Elton John. The lack of any sign of the busker suggests that he may have flung himself to watery death in the Thames below. I could have it all wrong though. Maybe Elton John himself has been driven to distraction with all the sleepless nights new fatherhood has given him and has committed suicide from the bridge leaving his hairpiece and glasses behind him as a gift to his fans. Maybe the “Camera me Thank You 50p” is an enigmatic suicide note commenting in an abstract way on press intrusion into his life. Goodnight Elton, sweet prince.
“Information” Board, Hampstead Heath Station
Disconcertingly vague information board at Hampstead Heath Station. What could this reason be? Signal failure? Strike action? A terrorist attack? Some kind of giant moth like creature that feeds off electricity sucking at the rails? Please, men and women of The Underground, we need to know these things.
Spotted by Harry Green
Multilayered Pun, Wembley
Naming your pawnbroking and money lending shop “Cash 22″ is a work of evil genius. Lure in the desperate with a with a nice punny name and a seemingly altruistic pledge of “bringing credit to the community”, then help them escape their immediate financial difficulties by placing them into even further into debt in the future. The very definition of the Catch 22 paradox. If the person behind this sign has done this intentionally it might be best that they’re “disappeared” for the sake of humanity.
Ken, Bank Station
This smells like an inside job to me. Perhaps one of the bosses at TFL alighted at Bank Station in order to go check their coffers at the Bank of England and enraged by Ken’s plan to lower fares for commuters decided to write the word “Tosser” on this poster of him.
Spotted by George Meek