The walk from the Go location to the Old Kent Road took me through the Elephant and Castle as I headed South East. When I lived in South London (many years ago) this was an area I often visited, usually driving my little car too fast around it's roundabout on my way North. Well 30 years later it's picking itself up and redevelopment is underway.
I carry on and move east down the New Kent Road, past the Bricklayers Arms flyover and into the delights of the Old Kent Road.
The Old Kent Road has a long history as a gateway in and out of London. These days it is an interesting mix of traffic, people, commerce and religion. I had a great conversation with a young couple eager to save my soul for the Lord. They were very friendly and reassuring, but today God had to wait. After a few minutes walk I came to the Thomas A Becket pub, which at first glance looks to be in a sad state. It was closed down following the loss of it's alcohol licence. It is dark, uninviting and looks deserted. However, when I crossed the road I was surprised to see that the woodwork around the windows had been covered in art, book pages and old adverts. As I finished photographing the pub, the rain started and I made my way back up to the Bricklayers Arms flyover on my way up to Tower Bridge to explore the East End. However, my progress was interrupted by a T-34 military tank... more of that in my next post.
Photographing London, Surrey and beyond. From the top of the Shard to the end of the garden. . .