The challenge this month is to post a photograph of a metal bench. Actually the benches I’d like to photograph are in Westminster, and sit outside a house where Lord Reith, first DG of the BBC, used to live. But September is racing to a close, and the chances of me being in that part pf London, with a camera, in daylight, are slim.
So these are from the neighbouring London Borough of Camden, famous for its music venues and its market. These are from the market.
I prefer the black bench but you can see the details more clearly on the silver one, so I am posting both.
What you should see in the middle of each bench is a pair of horses heads in profile.
This part of Camden market is called The Stables. You’ll find a not very good sculpture of Amy Winehouse close to these benches.
In the past The Stables Market was the site of an equine hospital maintained by Pickford’s, a transport firm still going, which used horses to pull barges along the Regent’s Canal. Those horses injured in the course of their work were treated here.