south of the River
On the other side of the river is a sadder story, but the people over there are trying not to notice. They live quietly. The population are immigrants from China, Africa - there are students and what appears to be an aggressive fraction of the working class.
The rental prices remain firmly low - around 260 pounds per month, per room for one person. Inversely proportional is the crime rate. Therefore, having entered into this area I see posters with the warning: "Hiding his weapons? You are responsible for the crime."
Here, even the animals are in hiding ...
Text and photos Jacek Siwko
London, UK 2009