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  • Writer's pictureGethin Thomas

Two Hours Later

Originally published on Photoblog by Gethin Thomas MARCH. 15, 2021

[226-365] 15th. March 2021- No not 21 days later and no zombies. Yet? Such is village life that when I decided to go out at 1.00 to photograph something I am now posting it at 3.30. In the first half hour I didn't get twenty feet from my front door as when I emerged there was a crowd already in deep chat mode which I felt obliged to join. It wasn't exactly a super spreader event but the front of our house tends to be like Piccadilly Circus.

Piccadilly Circus (as in circular open space) is close to major shopping and entertainment areas in the West End of London. Its status as a major traffic junction has made Piccadilly Circus a busy meeting place and a tourist attraction in its own right. The Circus is particularly known for its video display and neon signs mounted on the corner building on the northern side, as well as the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain and statue of Anteros (which is popularly, though mistakenly, believed to be of Eros). The phrase it's like Piccadilly Circus is commonly used in the UK to refer to a place or situation which is extremely busy with people. It has been said that a person who stays long enough at Piccadilly Circus will eventually bump into everyone they know. Probably because of this connection, during World War II, "Piccadilly Circus" was the code name given to the Allies' D-Day invasion fleet's assembly location in the English Channel.

We are at the start of a lane where everyone walks, as it is away from the narrow main road. Although it is an even narrower side road there are only the local delivery vans to negotiate, which means more people make it home alive.

Eventually I got to the landing stage where the boats are pulled up in winter and there is one, uncovered, which now has more water in it than the creek at low tide. In it are various submerged ropes and nets.

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