I often cycle or run over this bridge and usually pause to take in the view, you can sometimes spot a kingfisher along here. Here, the two rivers Pool and Ravensbourne meet and are also crossed by the railway line between Hayes and London Bridge. This is also a good spot to enjoy another artwork, by Close and Remote called ‘Here Comes Everybody’…
The weather is changing, it’s wet, it’s grey, a Rest could end up very soggy very quickly. I have selected a slightly sheltered spot for the latest intervention. Near the running track in Ladywell Fields (known rather grandly as ‘Ladywell Arena’) is a funny little shelter. It doesn’t have benches, but sort of perches, somewhere to rest your bottom, so perfect really. I often see small groups of people congregating here, so it is a well-used spot. I placed my Rest yesterday when the sun was shining and the Autumn leaves were glowing, I will pass by later on and see if it’s still there.
A new rest in the making.
This wet weather has prompted me to seek out a sheltered spot for this rest, which should be in place next week. In the meantime, you can follow Ladywell Reading Room on Twitter, where I am documenting friendly encounters in and around Ladywell, Brockley, Crofton Park and Lewisham.
The footbridge across the Ravensbourne River at the bottom of Malyons Road now has an arm-rest, somewhere to pause and enjoy the view.
This particular spot is interesting right now due to the layer of fluff that covers the trees, the bushes, the ground and clings delicately to the railings. People stop and look, surprised by this addition, they look up at the trees, look down at the ground, white with a woolly coat as if a sheep has been sheared here.
I’m busy in my workroom at the moment, my sewing machine is humming away as I make some little interventions. Look out for them on your daily stroll/bike ride/run…