With my electro-mechanical hat on instead of my photographer’s one, I maintain and fix the machines at the Washeteria launderette in Church Street, Stony Stratford. Here, I’m checking to see that a dryer is working okay. Since the lockdown, If I work there it’ll be in the evenings, when the launderette is closed. There are no issues with distancing then; I’m on my own.
More From Stony Stratford, and what I’ve been up to under lockdown.
Many of these photos of Stony Stratford were taken back in mid June, and some lockdown rules have been changed since then. There’s also some shots from my own life, to show you how I deal with social distancing.
All the other posts in this series can be seen here. I've now published well over a hundred shots from the Distance Project. There are many more good photos that I haven't posted; there just isn't the room for all of them. Still, more from the project next week. The project is to photograph what people are doing differently under lockdown.
Though the Willen Hospice book shop in the High Street is closed, they’ve cleverly put some gardening books in the window, and a sign with the web address of their Ebay shop so you can still buy books and other charity shop type things. You might not be able to read it clearly in the photo, so here’s the link.
This shop in the High Street was looking forward to opening, in mid-June. Another sign in the window says things like, “One customer at a time” and “Please let us handle the samples or fetch the goods”
Once a week I put a chair in the car and drive over to see my sister. I put the chair in her front garden so that we can sit and talk. Our auntie doesn’t live too far away so after the first visit we invited her to bring her own garden chair over every week. You can’t beat talking face to face; talking over the phone is okay, but it’s not the same.
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