Back Streets and Shop Fronts: Photos of Soho, a set on Flickr.
This is my second set of photos of Soho (following my first set here), taken on September 7, 2012 (a very sunny Friday) as part of my ongoing project to photograph the whole of London by bike. The 24 photos in this set are also the 47th set of London photos that I have so far uploaded, in a project that continues to grow beyond my capacity to make it all publicly available.
Just to give you an insight into how the project has grown, I have another 200 sets of photos to post, containing 4,300 photos in total, from nearly 70 separate journeys to points north, south, east and west. These were taken over the last three months, so please bear with me if there’s a part of London you’re hoping to see. I’ve covered a lot of ground in the last three months, and discovered some wonderful places, as well as some unnerving developments, and although vast swathes of the city are still untouched by my wheels and as yet unphotographed with my trusty Canon Ixus — especially in the west — I aim to remedy that in the months to come.
By May (the first anniversary of the project), I hope to have visited all 32 boroughs — plus the City — on several occasions at least. If I can find the time — and that may be a big if — I’ll try and post a map soon indicating where I’ve been to date, and listing what I have yet to upload, which may be of particular interest to those of you who live in London, or who know the city well.
As I mentioned in my article introducing the first set of Soho photos, this particular part of central London has always been a lively place, full of attractions beyond its rather overplayed reputation as London’s sex centre, as I hope these photos of some of its streets and some of its shops make clear.
Andy Worthington is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by Macmillan in the US, and available from Amazon — click on the following for the US and the UK) and of two other books: Stonehenge: Celebration and Subversion and The Battle of the Beanfield. To receive new articles in your inbox, please subscribe to my RSS feed — and I can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Flickr (my photos) and YouTube. Also see my definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, updated in April 2012, “The Complete Guantánamo Files,” a 70-part, million-word series drawing on files released by WikiLeaks in April 2011, and details about the documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” (co-directed by Polly Nash and Andy Worthington, and available on DVD here — or here for the US). Also see my definitive Guantánamo habeas list and the chronological list of all my articles, and please also consider joining the new “Close Guantánamo campaign,” and, if you appreciate my work, feel free to make a donation.
On Facebook, Linda Olson-Osterlund wrote:
Andy, These are such a treat! Really great photography of places i may never otherwise see! Thanks
David J. Clarke wrote:
especially enjoy the historic facades…pubs/taverns/coach houses with a storied past are a personal favorite – culture and libations!
Thanks, Linda and David. Lovely to hear from you both. I will endeavour to keep showing you interesting places!
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