Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The Gallery: Water

This weeks theme for The Gallery is Water. Initially I had planned on using a picture of Ben playing in his paddling pool but when I saw this scene yesterday I changed my mind.


I took this picture of a fireman dousing the building in water early yesterday morning in Ealing following the overnight riots during which this corner shop had been set alight. This building was one casualty amongst the many in my area which both shocked and saddened me. I do hope this mindless thuggery will come to an end soon and not keep spreading about the country as it did last night to cities including Manchester, Salford, Liverpool, Nottingham and Birmingham. There is no excuse for it.

20 comments:

Mummy's Space said...

Absolutely! Both the firefighters and police deserve a serious amount of praise after last weeks events.

Carrie said...

Sadly topical...here's to the firefighters.

Mummy's Space said...

Very true! The police and firemen have been working so hard to battle against these thugs. Lets hope the calmness we experienced last night continues..

Mummy's Space said...

It is indeed a shame but lets hope that it has calmed down now

Mummy's Space said...

Me too - the Gallery is fantastic isn't it?

sarahdazjc said...

water.. what woudl we do without it, thank gooness for good people too like the firemen and police who were on the streets

LauraCYMFT said...

I agree with Rosie, great shot just a shame that it's under such rubbish circumstances. Hoping for everyone affected by these riots that it does come to an end soon.

helloitsgemma said...

This is what I love about the Gallery, so many different takes on the theme - hope we have seen the last of this mindless violence.

Mummy's Space said...

Horrible indeed. I found it all very surreal after seeing the images on tv and then for myself in real life. You just don't expect such things to happen on your doorstep..

Mummy's Space said...

Me too - it is sad to see such destruction and for what? Let's hope there will be no more..

Mummy's Space said...

Yes that is true, everyone has been brilliant helping tidy up and restore some normality after such a crazy few days.

Rosiescribble said...

It would be an amazing photo if it was not taken under such horrible circumstances. Very poignant.

Marika xoxo said...

How shocking! Hope it all ends soon.

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Nicki Cawood said...

A poignant shot, a beautiful building which has obviously been caught up in the troubles. Sad times for the UK, although one glimmer of light has been the way people have clubbed together to help others and tidy up.

Mummy's Space said...

That is so true - our police and firefighters have been amazing. Such brave people.

Mummy's Space said...

Thank you! A sad time for sure seeing a city so broken but there is a lot to be taken from the positive actions of everyone involved in putting the wrong doing right. Fingers crossed all the trouble will come to an end soon.

Mummy's Space said...

It is very sad to see what has been happening but as you say the people out in force for the clean up have been amazing and there is a wonderful sense of community about.

Lucy at DearBeautifulBoy said...

Not only is this a great shot, but it's highlighting a critical use for water. I think it's a really sad time for this country but also one of great pride; our fire fighters and police do a fantastic and brave job. Thank-you for reminding us. x

Tara said...

Wow such a great shot. Such a sad and traumatic time, but it's been great to see the rallying spirit people have shown 

Jennypaulin said...

I wondered if someone would have an image like this to use,today. The recent news headlines makes me rather ashamed to be British :( however, seeing the clean up groups get together made me feel prod. I hope it ends soon too xx

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