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Walk 1-2 Vitalism: Greenwich foot tunnel-Trinity Buoy Warf

Updated: Jul 2, 2019

Also, Pulkovo was the glorious meridian once. Now its past is just another periphery. The measurements scape of coordinating parallels starts from Greenwich. This invisible line, tilting navigation points. 

The fuchsia blooming weed stretches vertically, and its resilience has caught my attention. The dusty rock formation on the tidal wall must have fertilized the seeds and there, mixed with the humidity an osmosis began. What is really fuchsia than just a spectre of light. 

The shore at low tide. The entrance of the foot tunnel beneath Greenwich speaks of the marvelous engineering infrastructure. A bridge underneath the water. A link between the north and the south bank. It was built in 1902 and it's 370m long. 

The bustling neon sterile light ran across the think ground line [keep left]. 

Walking beneath the Thames, the huge amass of water above me. The thick air became colder as you were passing number 22, 44, 76; on the once white tiles covering the footpath there are visible cracks. The cracks on the walls disturbed magnificently the regular paths of pass-byers. Were they also crossing the footpath with wonder as it was their first time or do they wiggle their way through on their daily commute effortlessly? 

I placed the tiny rocks of blue ceramics I found ashore opposite number 77 and 78. The cracks on the wall were just big enough to wiggle these decorated pieces back under the spotlight. Will anyone notice them? Have they been a source of inspiration from across the North Sea? A sign of domesticated design.

Will they return to adorn the riverbed undisturbed for a while? Will this be their resting place?

Are they now finally returned to the seabed from underneath the footpath to tell once more their story of how they were adorning plates on the vessels that were anchored along the Thames hundreds of years ago?