CAPITAL IN SIESTA

This city has never slept, until now. The lockdown has been imposed by the UK Government demanding that all shops and attractions shut down indefinitely. The current trendy hashtag, stayhome, has become a new normality for Londoners, being faithful to a practice which has not been relevant since the Second World War. London has become, as I like to say, a city in siesta.

Every day I venture to explore this city in its unnerving state and capture its essence. Who could have ever imagined that a place that was once so vibrant and eccentric with its 24/7 shops, millions of visitors, and odd locals, could turn into a peaceful and serene place.

 

The images speak for themselves. London has become a place of boarded up night clubs and chained coffee shop furniture. Where once stood queues now stands nothing.

Meanwhile, London weather has never been better! The sun shines bright as spring takes hold with the blue sky casting its technicolour brilliance over a city that once housed chaos. One question we might ask ourselves, will the city’s brilliance and good weather remain once this all ends?

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All images copyright Alex Charovas