Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Surely the fox is one of the best-known symbols of England, with its legendary national appetite for "The Hunt." Perhaps that's why someone has stenciled foxes all over northwest London. I've found several of them so far.
The photo at top was taken on Pembridge Road near Notting Hill Gate, a few blocks from where we live. Then there's this one, rather worn, from St. John's Wood:
And this one, on Hereford Road near Leinster Square:
And finally, this one, from Portobello Road, just a few doors down from our flat:
I'm not the only one keeping an eye on these critters. Londonist, a London news website, has even assembled a map of all the foxes. The map was put together in February, so I'm guessing the foxes must date from early this year.