Saturday, 14 August 2010

The Brenda Photo Challenge -- Dirt

My contribution to the Brenda Photo Challenge this week. alternative way of life
I have picked this image for this week's challenge because it is not a usual sight in a country like the United Kingdom. The gentleman in the picture is a (white) English man who lives under the M4 flyover in London in this self made shack on the left. His camp can be accessed from the A4 going into London where I took this image just moments before he saw me and chased me into oncoming rush house traffic yelling how he does not want reporters near him. I did try to explain that I was not a reporter but thought it prudent to do so while I ran for my life! Dodging the cars I managed to cross the street to safety and I sit here now in one piece sharing this image with you.

In the UK there are many services and agencies that are dedicated to providing housing and services to prevent homelessness that it is not expected to see a sight such as this. This is something that one would envision takes place in the poorest countries in the world. Now as he did not want to talk to me I do not know if he is forced by his circumstances to live there or if it is by choice. What we do know is that he lives in an environment that could be described in one word...DIRT.

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The Round Robin Photo Challenge: About Weather

This is my entry to the Round Robin Challenge this week.

Snowstorm in suburbia 
I love snow and was probably one of the few who enjoyed the extreme weather of the 20009/10 winter in the UK. I lived in Bracknell, Berkshire at the time and on the day this picture was taken we had been snowed in for a couple of days! So my contribution is a treat for me because I now get to share my extreme weather pictures from the interesting time in weather with all of you!


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