Architecture

We visited Rainham Hall today which is a different type of national Trust property in that, because it has had over 50 different occupants with no one family using for any length of time, it doesn’t have a consistent history, so it has been used as a family home, a photographers studio and a Day Nursery, amongst other things.

The current display which opened yesterday is about its time as a Day Nursery during and after the second world war. It was very interesting and nice to come across that sort of institution where all the children appear to have been well looked after and were very happy whilst there.

If you want to see a rather more standard shot of the Hall…

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Something a bit different… I have been enjoying a style of photography called Topographic Photography and particularly how human activity affects the natural landscape – this style began back in the 70’s with photographers like Robert Adams and was continued during the 90’s by the likes of Andreas Gursky – he of the most expensive photograph bought in an auction fame. 

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The end is nigh…AKA the stragglers. Having spent since 6pm the night before out and about I started to run out of steam…but not before a quick visit to Southwark, Southbank and The Tate Modern to round off quite a photographic experience

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