I’ve always found shop dummies rather sinister, which wasn’t helped when The Autons appeared in Dr Who.
There is no sign of the ‘found purse’. Has it been claimed by the owner? Did they survive?
I had to quietly wait to take this photo as there was a lady in front of the chair talking to someone on her mobile phone. When she finished and realised I was there I was regarded with grave suspicion and tersely asked ‘What do you want?’
My reassurance that I wanted to take this photo hardly helped. Her suspicious, bad tempered look changed into incredulity as her thoughts considered the possibility she had a loony in the ladies loo with her! 😉
The view out the window is into Liverpool Street station.
Such bright sunshine and blue sky on a March day; that and the colour of the steps gave the scene more of a Mediterranean feel.
I wasn’t the only one who took a photo, another man did too. He with the intention of painting the scene later, me for the reasons already given. Besides, I’m rubbish at painting.
Totally alone, yet connected to the world via his mobile phone.
I’m struck how the pictures from my visits to cities often have a sense of being overwhelmed or lonesome in such a barren space. Strong shapes also influence the pictures I take.
I saw this picture whilst walking through the covered pedestrian walkway on Adams Plaza Bridge and looked across to one of the tall office blocks at Canary Wharf.
Here’s the original view I saw, without using the zoom.