This week sees the first anniversary of the first occasion that the UK went into full lockdown to stop the spread of the SARS-COV-2 virus. That week was the first occasion where the streets were… well empty as an eerie silence descended.
The Oncoming Nightmare; Dumbarton Road, Partick, 2 March 2020, F/18, 1/80s, ISO 400, 30mm
A Message of Love: Clydeside Pathway, Glasgow, 16 March 2020, F/13, 1/50s,, ISO 200, 18mm
Ex-Busy; Renfield Street, Glasgow, 21 March 2020, F/11, 1/100s, ISO 200, 32mm
This eerieness has persisted. Although the lockdowns have eased and then been reapplied, there has always been a feeling that things are not quite the same. Nightlife remains closed and there has been acreep of wildlife into the city, with seagulls hunting pigeon chicks for food where as before they were the happy beneficiaries of our discarded fast food.
At night this eeriness is amplified with just the bustle of Deliveroo/Uber Eats takeaway delivery people around restaurants and take away vendors to generate any kind of noise. While any noise in Central Station is dissipated by it’s cavernous roof span…
Not A Thoroughfare: St Vincent Street, Glasgow, 21 March 2020, F/11, 1/100s, ISO 200
Boris’s Britain; Gordon Street, Glasgow, 21 March 2020, F/11, 1/100s, ISO 200
Lack of Hope on Hope Street; Hope Street, Glasgow, 7 April 2020, F/2.4, 1/250s, ISO 50