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East End Snowmen

January 21, 2013
by the gentle author

Yesterday delivered the perfect conditions for the arrival of the snowmen in the East End. At first I came upon them in yards and gardens, but before long they were scattered all over the parks and open spaces, lonely sentinels with frozen smiles. Snowmen are short-lived beings and many of those I photographed were just completed, only to be destroyed shortly after my pictures were taken. Yet when I returned later, I often found they had been reconstructed, and – as others appeared in the vicinity and the creators sought to be distinctive – a strange kind of evolution was taking place.

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13 Responses leave one →
  1. Ros permalink
    January 21, 2013

    What a wonderful collection! Love them. The last one, a snow ball man, looks like a Picasso or an ancient head.

  2. January 21, 2013

    I like the fellow on the park bench…. amongst others

  3. Libby Hall permalink
    January 21, 2013

    Absolutely brilliant lot of photographs! Clever Gentle Author.

    This has been a fun way to start the day – with an evolution of snowmen. (And even a dog! What artistic Eastenders we all are!)

  4. Susan Goldman permalink
    January 21, 2013

    What a lovely post, I really enjoyed reading it. The snowman pictures are great, captured forever before they all disappear. Thank you for another enjoyable glimpse into your world.

  5. John and Sue Satchell permalink
    January 21, 2013

    You have showed the world the creativity and humour of the East End folk in times of adversity!!
    Well done, we loved it!!

  6. Sylvia permalink
    January 21, 2013

    We have some snow in France also but not so beautiful Snowmen.

  7. January 21, 2013

    Wow so many!

  8. the gentle author permalink*
    January 21, 2013

    There were plenty more – these are just the tip of the iceberg!

  9. January 21, 2013

    What a great “cast” of snowmen. I can imagine what a beautiful “white Christmas” you must have had in Spitalfields!

  10. Tommy F permalink
    January 21, 2013

    Brilliant, as ever

  11. Vicky permalink
    January 21, 2013

    Today is ‘Blue Monday’ – the most depressing day of the year, so called. Well I’ve done nothing but smile since seeing these this morning. I’ll be coming back to them again before Winter’s out.

  12. January 22, 2013

    So may snow men – so little time.

  13. Philip Morgan-Klein permalink
    January 22, 2013

    Wonderful pictures. Such charming snowpeople and snow dog. Thanks you.

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