Friday, 11 May 2012
While on another 'out of borough' field trip, following the River Lea towards the Olympic site, I passed underneath a fly over which facilitates this rather baron but heavily graffd up wildcorner.
This type of corner is know to the local graff community and despite being away from the public eye, is a place where graff grows chaotically and larger, more elaborate species can be found.
He took me by surprise and I nearly missed him. Being out of Lewisham, I was not really looking for him plus he was hidden away from the view from the foot path.
I went around the side for a closer peek and it was there to my delight, I saw a thin white leg disappearing behind one of the thick pillars.
I followed it around and there he was, fully formed with long antlers, ghosting through the graff.
To my knowledge, this is his first sighting north of the river.
But why does he appear here? Roughly seven miles from his homelands of Lewisham.