Today, just some photos of interesting stuff I've found in my urban wandering.
First, there's a wall on one of my walking routes to school where for months now, someone has been setting out stacks of old publications -- mostly art and political journals. Here are two I found yesterday. That issue of "The Spokesman" is from 1971, and the European Management Journal (which sounds as boring as all get-out) is from 1982. Someone must be cleaning out their closets and bookshelves.
Here's a sign promoting Extinction Rebellion, the group whose march against climate change I posted yesterday. Some of you questioned the effectiveness of marching, and I'd agree that it has no practical effect, but I suppose it does raise awareness. Or that's the idea, anyway. (That was a very small march, incidentally -- some of their demonstrations are large and quite disruptive.)
While walking Olga I found these bedside tables set out on the street. I think they're cool in a kind of Stanley Kubrick way, but I didn't take them.
Boris Johnson's administration has been criticized for its "do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do" approach to governing.
I found this Bible verse posted on a fence near the cemetery. I found a similar one on Hampstead Heath back in January.
This tile mosaic of a swallow (or a swift?) was attached to a wall near Southbank Centre.
A random sticker found on Westminster Bridge -- probably a remnant of someone's take-away food order. The textured disk below the sticker is much more interesting -- a bronze medallion reading "solus ipse non" with the apparent acronym SURY, and punched with holes. Other identical medallions have been found elsewhere in the UK, and there are discussions on Reddit about what they could be.
Here's a close-up. The shield appears to show shaking hands with wings. I'm not a Latin expert but according to the Reddit folks, "solus ipse non" roughly translates to "I am not alone," or "he is not alone."
And finally, here's one of those Covid "Dr. Hokes" stickers which we've seen before. Someone clearly objected to this one!