School of Architecture
Simon and Mrs Simon are doing a photography course at Greenwich Community College (pretty good, apparently – a basic grounding on how to use a digital SLR camera – almost tempted myself…) and they go out on field trips for practise. Of course you don’t have to go to far to find something interesting in Greenwich and they just wandered a couple of streets away to Nevada St.
They were just taking pictures of this rather splendid ‘projection’ on the wall of Greenwich Theatre (where panto rehearsals are in full swing, opening tomorrow if memory serves; a Thanksgiving treat for any Americans that might actually get what’s going on – though it’s unlikely they’ll get a turkey) when, like the shopkeeper in Mr Benn, Olivier from Oliver’s Bar appeared.
Sadly they didn’t get a photo of the man himself, though thinking about it, I think I’d like to start an occasional series of portraits of cool Greenwich people like him, but he did say they could take some photos from the balcony upstairs at the back of the bar…
…which looks out onto the building site for the new University of Greenwich School of Architecture, to give us a view we probably haven’t seen before.
I always have a peer in to see what’s going on, but it’s great to get the view from the ‘back’. I didn’t realise just how close it all is to the buildings in Nevada St – should have, really, I guess. I find it really odd to see the modernity of steel and concrete with St Alfege’s and the Mitre behind it in a historic backdrop.
Of course the first thing I wanted to do was stitch up the pics to make a night time panorama of the scene:
Thanks Simon and Mrs S.
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