Christ Stopped at Burgess Park: Arild Rosenkrantz (1870-1964)

By Burgess Park in Wells Way SE5, in front of St George's Church (now flats), there stands a war memorial 'to the memory of those who served 1914-1918'. It features a bronze figure of Christ holding a crown of thorns. The statute was made in 1918 by the Danish artist Arild Rosenkrantz (1870-1964), an interesting ...

A South London Street Art Bestiary

Fox in Burgess Park (New Church Road, SE5)Kingfisher in East Dulwich (Frogley Road, SE22)Lemur in Sydenham Road, SE26The other Lemur in Sydenham Road.Lion in the car park of the Golden Lion, Sydenham (Daniel Morgan RIP)Panther off Sydenham Road.Ram in Sydenham Road (opposte Golden Lion)Seahorses in Forest Hill (Devonshire Road, SE23)Squirrel on Bellingham Green SE6

Ruin Lust

A couple of weeks left at Tate Britain of 'Ruin Lust', the exhibition tracing artists' fascination with ruins from the 18th century onwards. London features heavily, with Transpontine content including:Photographs by Henry Dixon of old inns facing demolition, commissioned  by the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London in the 1880s. This one is of ...

Poetry is in the streets

The Lewisham Natureman White Stag has been featured here several times, having been spotted at various places across South East London. Emma D. sent us this photo of the stag seen recently in Northbrook Park in Lee:'Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror we're just still able to bear' - Rilke, 1875-1926.Chalked in St ...