Saturday, October 17, 2009
City man chats on his mobile while casually strolling through the remnants of millennia past.
I do enjoy these encounters between the detritus of human history and the casual repetition of everyday life (which is, of course, also history--eventually, or even by tomorrow--more like an accumulation over time that eventually becomes distant enough to earn the name).
This picture was taken when I was on my way to the Museum of London (highly recommended!) with my sister Natalie; so it was not far from the Barbican. The London Wall was of course built initially by the Romans--who also gave their distinctive stamp to the urban layout of Milan and Paris as well as London.