Tuesday 9 August 2011

Random Reasons to Love London #4

In Hackney, Clapham and elsewhere, a counter-balance to the hate and destructiveness of last night's rioting and looting, as locals come together to help clear up in the aftermath...

Source: The Guardian

Londoners do have a history of resilience, after all.  I just pray that it's not tested again tonight.  Lots of love going out to everyone else out there in this fine city.

[Post-script: Have just read the following observation in a Guardian Comment piece, which I thought worthy of quoting here: 
"The broom, raised aloft, and cups of tea carried on riot shields have become today's iconic images. How British. How beautifully British. And how very, very London."]


  1. That is deeply touching, we need more positive stories like this in the news to help counterbalance the continual barrage of disheartening ones. Thank you for posting about this, over here on the other side of the Atlantic, I hadn't heard tell of any good news pertaining to the riots.

    Many, many heartfelt thanks as well for your beautiful comment today on my post about the splendors of summer nights. I sincerely appreciate it - and your visit.

    Wishing you a serene, lovely day,

  2. These situations do seem to bring out the worst and the best in people. Thank you for showing us the positive community spirit.

  3. My heart goes out to the people of London. I hope these issues resolve themselves soon, but it is heartening to see that, despite the madness, there are others willing to rise to the occasion and make the best of things.

  4. I'm sending all my positive and loving thoughts and energy your way!

  5. Thank you, ladies, for all your well wishes for us here in London! x