The Edwin Smith commission is turning out to be a detective story….nothing is what it seems…this photo is not Kentish Town station as represented in his catalogue..it is Walthamstow Central and it still standing.Â Wonder how RIBA will take the news. Shame I spent two days researching Kentish Town station and linking it to George Orwell.
The clue was the angling shop in background..there hasn’t been a river above ground in Kentish Town for over a hundred years.
I now know that the photo probably taken late evening as the line goes due north-east-south-westÂ and the light illuminating the posters…deliberately chosen I suspect by Smith for that reason.Â
As for the poem….I think it might turn into a series 🙂