I was strolling through the beautiful Holland Park one misty morning when I came across a man hanging from a tree... Before the war this park used to be a private house and gardens, sadly the house was firebombed by the Luftwaffe in WWII and burnt down. An unintentional upside of this act of war was the council buying it, and gradually opening it to the public in 1953. So a socially positive end to a fascist story! I hope you'd agree?
During lockdown this park has become a favourite place for people to exercise. There's plenty of space and what remains of the house has become a focus for training....
I shot these two likely looking characters the other morning in Holland Park. I wish now that I had gone over and asked them exactly what they were up to. I assumed at the time it was some exercise but on reflection it could well have been a type of meditation...?
I photographed this lady taking a walk in Kensington Gardens. Seeing as we are going constantly in and out of lockdown, and gyms are often closed, people have taken to exercising outside. I'm not sure if this type of exercise has a name? If you know feel free to leave a comment.