Originally published on 20th March 2013, “This is Our High Street (Reprise)” is near identical to the previous video. Both feature powerful images of recession and decline from our High Street. Dark and beautiful, this short documentary slideshow highlights the bleakness of our economic downturn.
However, this reprise features a slight twist, thanks to Jessops, who reopened today.
An abandoned distressed sign, unreadable but suggesting to keep out or stay away, despite obvious attempts to gain entry.
After contributing to The Ambiguity of Fences blog last month, and passing the fence pictured above as I walked to work this morning, I couldn’t resist taking a snap. There’s nothing more ambiguous, thank a broken sign, without clear meaning, no matter how obvious the message is.