I am now drawing towards the end of Kat Sloma's 'Sense of Place' class. The theme for this week is time, inviting us to compare photographs we have taken over time in the same location. My first thought was to use photos taken in my garden, but after a review of my photos I realised that one place I visit and photograph on a regular basis is London's South Bank at Waterloo.
I am going to start in the spring. These pictures were taken in April 2012 shortly after the announcement of a hose pipe ban due to the drought - hasn't really stopped raining since!
Despite the floods the carousel and the stunt riders were going strong.
Moving on to early summer there's lots to capture - to begin with a whole crop of new installations appeared.
My installation of the year was these green colanders - I never did find out exactly what they were supposed to represent
Into high summer and a faux beach with brightly coloured sand appeared, housing a children's playground. There were wedding parties in fancy dress and this rather splendid motorcycle and sidecar decked out for the jubilee.
In to autumn now and I have to admit to having taken these photos the previous year. We had been in the National Theatre and come out to discover a pink landscape - I have really never seen anything like it. We walked along the embankment marvelling at the glowing pavements and the reflection of the sunset in the Festival Hall windows.
Finally its winter, January 2013 to be precise; but still something of interest to photograph
Looking at these pictures its no wonder that I always make a point of taking my camera when I visit the South Bank at Waterloo. For those that don't know it it is a relatively small area in relation to the different sights, sounds and activities that take place there in an average year. I think I will have to repeat this post next year to see what differences I can capture.