Practice shot: 14 November


Practice shot: 14 November
Originally uploaded by Sladey.

This is Deptford on the way home from work. It’s a combination of fine early 19th century buildings, poverty and traffic. There has been some kind of industrial activity here since Henry VIII established a shipyard to build his great galleons in the 16th century.

The shipbuilding moved on a couple of hundred years ago, but there are still maritime associations in Deptford and Greenwich. Today Deptford contains mostly light industry and artist studios. The Seager distillery behind this shot is being redeveloped into yet another block of anonymous, overpriced designer flats…

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