And Blackheath’s Greggs completes the set…

Greggs in Blackheath

Now, here is a treat… The beautiful and picturesque Greggs of Blackheath has been captured for posterity here, and is part of a strangely mesmorising set of photos – watch the slideshow here.

Watching the slide show really paints a strange view of the UK. Many of the shops are almost empty… Lots of them have people wandering past, staring in, contemplating whether to have a pasty or not. Some of them are modern, and look like a branch of Dollond & Aitchison, whilst others look like they are falling to pieces, next to shops that look like squats. They also show just how alike many of the UK’s high streets have become. Not like the old days….

Many thanks to Flickr user blueme for permission to use the photo.


Filed under blackheath village, shops

4 responses to “And Blackheath’s Greggs completes the set…

  1. Maisie

    That has got to be the oddest set of photographs! And it does paint a very depressing view of the UK. Grey, uniform and miserable. Are our high streets turning into something similar to Communist Eastern Europe?!?

    Mind you Greggs do a damn fine Egg sandwich. :)

  2. blueme

    I think you’ve done a marvellous job of enlivening those photographs with your fine words. I can’t help wondering though if the original intention was merely to find a subject that anyone could photograph, with any camera. Take a look at the Greggs group on flickr to see who else is daft enough to join in.

    Just for the record, I don’t shop at Greggs.

  3. Thanks – It’s an interesting idea… And there’s nothing wrong with admitting to the occasional trip to Gregg’s… possibly…

  4. Time for me to nip down Deptford High Street with my camera….!

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