The First Stone.....
One of the mysteries of the painting is how her reflection in the mirror is off centre, but off centre reflections are not unusual, certainly not in my mind.....
Outside, in everyday London, I am reminded of how tiered our society is. What price a true levelling up? A girl feeds greylag geese:
While only yards away a man sits hungry on the pavement:
Nearby two well-dressed young people snack beside the Thames:
While others sit in isolated splendour at tables in Mayfair:
On another tack, a little later I pass the old Coal Office, near St Pancras, musing on how this society grew fat on industry and technology: