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Wednesday October 29 2008

This afternoon I and Elena the Struggling Actress went round to Gerald and Christine Hartup’s, and as soon as we got there were went out to lunch locally.  Excellent.  Then Christine and Elena went off to do their various things, and Gerald and I went back to collect a walking frame which Christine no longer needed for her recently acquired and I trust temporary state of hobbledness, and which Guy’s Hospital had said they’d like back.

Here are two pictures I took from a slightly different balcony to the one I usually take snaps from at Chateau Hartup:

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The big reflecting wall is of the huge office building they have put there to wreck the Hartup view, of St Paul’s and the City.

imageAnd then I took this portrait of me and Gerald in the lift back down.  I visited Poland in 1984 and East Berlin in 1986.  And the thing in the West that most reminds me of that Sovietised East is undoubtedly: Western lifts.  This picture has a very USSR feel to it.  Apart from the camera of course.  A Soviet camera might be quite nice, but it would be big and boxy, not small and cheap and plastic and clever.

Then we walked from Chateau Hartup, aka Rowland Hill House, which is near Southwark tube, to Guy’s Hospital, which is near London Bridge tube, so we could have taken the tube.  But the walk was massively better.  The light was perfection and all manner of amusing things presented themselves to my lens.

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When we got to Guy’s, which is a huge and hugely ugly concrete tower, we discovered that Guy’s didn’t want the walking frame and would just bin it.  Weird.  But that walking frame had got me inside the building, and from there Gerald and I journeyed upwards, first by lift, then by stairs.  Guess what floor we reached.

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In the second of those four last snaps, there looks to be a fire in progress, somewhere in the great grey expanse of South London.  I tried news-googling “Fire South London” but turned up nothing.  Maybe it’s just something industrial and deliberate.

The final snap is another view of a similarly dreary scene, but this time unimpeded by grubby glass.  We found one small opening into the breezy sunny open air.  Sadly though, there seemed no way to get a view of the river, the City, in fact the stuff that the Hartups used to see from their home.

It really is time I got Flickred.

Ah! A proper BM dot com post: it’s been a while.

Great pics.

P.S.  It really is time you got Flickred.

Posted by 6000 on 30 October 2008

About the ‘Flickred’ thing.
I am. Not sure if I like it. I discovered that if someone steals your photos, post them elsewhere as theirs, Flickr would do nothing if a thief is not a “Flickr community” member. And she, of course, is not.

PS I’ll immerse myself in this post later; work demands at the moment

Posted by Tatyana on 30 October 2008

Gerald - this is your old friend and fellow-campaigner Michael Schwartz. Reading Brian’s blogs I heard you were going through a difficult time. How are things now? And how are you, Brian?
It is a long time since I spoke to either of you.
Kindest regards to you both.
Michael.

Posted by Michael Schwartz on 07 December 2008

Dear Gerald
I heard some time ago that you had a stroke. I am pleased to hear that you are making some good progress. I have missed hearing from you via email.
Good luck for 2010 Hope you are ever near to full recovery it is a long trail back I am sure. Your Aussie cousin Barbara

Posted by Barbara Iddiols Haines on 31 December 2009

Any further news about Gerald?

Michael.

Posted by Michael Schwartz on 05 February 2012

re: the flickr thing why not try creative commons http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons

Posted by aerial photography on 06 March 2012
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