Exiting the station behind a man who swipes his watch at the ticket barrier in order to pass through. A loaded timepiece providing entry (and exit) to the permanent way, reducing the card to archaic status.
‘A Hands Off Approach’ – Lambeth North
Walking past an AA mechanic preparing to tackle a breakdown. Like a boxer in the ring he adjusts his blue disposable plastic gloves before doing battle with the car. A slight irony in the wearing of this protection against oil and grease, in an age where the tactile nature of mechanics is fast fading from view.