“urban sound stories” Vol. 02 — London/England – Simon Whetham

 


 

Location 01:
Ruislip Woods
Accessed from West Ruislip Underground Station

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Location 02:
Notting Hill Gate
Accessed from Notting Hill Gate Underground Station

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Location 03:
Hyde Park
Accessed from Marble Arch Underground Station

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Location 04:
Oxford Circus
Accessed from Oxford Circus Underground Station

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Location 05:
St.Pauls Cathedral
Accessed from St. Pauls Underground Station

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Location 06:
Liverpool Street Station

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Location 07:
Tower Hamlets Cemtery Park
Accessed from Mile End Underground Station

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Location 08:
Connaught Water
Accessed from Loughton Underground Station

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8 locations in london, 4 urban spaces, 4 unspoilt nature…
unspoilt nature? a difficult task in a country’s capital city. nevertheless, on a journey on the central line of the london underground, from west to east, we discovered two areas you would say are unspoilt – to the west, ruislip woods – to the east, epping forest and a lake called connaught water. two more areas within central london were identified. hyde park is unspoilt in many ways, although being in the very heart of london, and tower hamlets cemetery park has to be seen to be believed. an open grassland leads to a small wooded area, where gravestones line the paths, overseeing your visit.
in contrast, areas such as notting hill gate and st. pauls are filled with urban drone and the bustle of pedestrians, although quieter than you’d imagine. oxford circus and liverpool street station however are exactly what you would expect – busy, noisy, smelly, managing to be both colourful and grey simultaneously.
for this project i was accompanied by my partner, bev dale, who collected the photographic data for the project, assisted the execution of the journey and is always supportive of my work.
big thanks to carl for the concept and tom and lily for the bed in london for a night!

 


 

urban sound stories” Vol. 01-05

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Listen > Vol. 01 — 08.11.2009 — London / EnglandSimon Whetham

Listen > Vol. 02 — 15.11.2009 — Vienna / AustriaTobias Bolt

Listen > Vol. 03 — 22.11.2009 — Paris / FranceEric Cordier

Listen > Vol. 04 — 13.12.2009 — Rotterdam / The NetherlandsLasse-Marc Riek

Listen > Vol. 05 — 27.12.2009 — Dublin / IrelandRoland Etzin

 

  

 

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