Notes from the Island

The Island welcomes everybody. Every day many visit and thousands pass close by, though few notice it. It is a place of brief encounters, of buried secrets, of moments glimpsed in rear-view mirrors. A brief pause on a journey. The Island has no border controls, no prisons, no buying and selling. Is it a utopia? Perhaps it could be, a sanctuary of non-interference amidst the surveillance cameras. The Island, London SE14 - much more than just a traffic island on the A2, New Cross Road.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Artful Mapping Exploration

October is Artful month, a 'non conventional convention', dispersed DIY festival of music and creativity happening at places across South East London and beyond.

As our modest contribution we will be collaborating with You are here but why? on some exploratory mapping of the Island at 3 pm on Sunday 15th October 2006. After a guided stroll around the Island we will consider ways of mapping the Island and the routes through and around it in time and space. If its raining we will be in the White Hart pub opposite.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Another view from space

A new satellite image of the Island from Google Earth, not as clear as the previous one - perhaps it was a cloudy day.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Tram Shelter 1933

Thanks to Clare for noticing this fine picture of the Island in 1933 (from the interesting Exploring 20th Century London site). Seemingly emerging from the now vanished tram shelter is a lamp post which remains there to this day (of which more secrets will be revealed shortly).

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