Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Places of worship
As a result of starting a blog I now try to take photos of the things and places that I would most likely have overlooked before. Everyone goes shopping but when do we ever take photos of things like supermarkets? I wish I had in the 70's. I remember my local Tescos having frozen flies in the ice cream cabinets, a real dive - that's a far cry from the carefully cultivated image it has today! I've been going to Oxford Street, above, since the 60's but I don't think I've got any photos of it. You see quite of few of these little rickshaws now but, you can also see, they are great at holding up the traffic!
There is nothing you can't get in Oxford Street but it is a bit of a nightmare, pounding the pavements with millions of others, and now there is an alternative - Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush. I discovered it when I went back in the spring and the scale of it is amazing! I didn't think anything would have as much as Oxford Street but it does and - a big plus - you stay dry in those typical British summer downpours!
Here's the view that greets you as you come out of the tube station and turn left to walk towards the entrance. The scale of it blew me away the first time I went there but strangely it seemed to shrink with every visit!