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Originally uploaded by artethgray

The flash-lit fog over the cobbles in this photo reminds me of a painting or pencil sketch I’ve seen somewhere, but I can’t find it. Maybe the image resembles a faded century-old photo. I like the effect.

I’m in the photo taking a picture of The Palace Hotel’s sign glowing in the gloom.

Arteth’s mention of Vallette led me to his painting of Albert Square and this drawing by Lowry.

(Trivia: The white dog poo interrogation scene in ‘Life on Mars’ took place just to the left of the picture.)