So, turns out I’m not a prolific blog writer as this is my first entry in very nearly 5 years! But with the strange times that we are currently living in I feel that I need to put something down on paper, so to speak.
I spent the first 5 weeks of the lockdown feeling very under par. The virus? Who knows. I did lose all sense of taste and smell so I guess there’s a good chance that it was and if so I’m thankful to be one of the lucky ones who got away lightly. This has meant however that I have not spent the time frolicking around an empty London with my camera as I would have imagined I might, but I did get out the other day for gentle cycle with my trusty camera phone, just to see what it was like.
London. Busy, noisy, vibrant, bonkers, it’s what I/we all love about it. And now….. Wow, no people, well, hardly any. And I loved it! The peace and tranquillity of the streets and buildings standing majestic and silent, the time to stop and look, really look. It was beautiful. Cycling without the fear of being mown down by vehicles or self absorbed pedestrians too busy looking at their phones to look before crossing the road. I found myself not really taking that many pictures, as I just wanted to drink in the strangeness of it all. I’m sure there’s lots of wonderful imagery being taken by plenty of other snappers that’ll do this moment in our history far more justice than I ever could. Hopefully I’ll be back working soon but I expect I’ll venture out again before this is over though, and maybe take my ‘proper’ camera!