Smart Photoart: Fleet footings

st pancras old churchSt Pancras Church was built above the flood plain of London’s Fleet river as it made its way from Hampstead to Blackfriars.  The riparian landscape proved to be less than picturesque and resulted in flooding and subsidence, with the interred finding themselves in a watery grave, more suited to sea- faring folk.

Today the Fleet river has been diverted, covered over and become a water source to flush the sewers. But Just for the sake of photoart, I’ve resurrected it, enhanced with a heightened contrast and SPE effect of mirrored water ripples [click to enlarge]:

Urgent Appeal: Today it is not the river but the ancient drains that lie beneath the church that are collapsing and destabilising the structure -see St Pancras Old Church Restoration Fund –

Related Post: See also my Digging History at Old St Pancras


5 thoughts on “Smart Photoart: Fleet footings

    1. thank you -you are observant! These are shot with a short focus and lower definition. (am often ‘shooting in the dark’ as it were since I have to experiment to understand what the manual means in terms of what the camera does!)

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