Friday, 23 November 2007
Wednesday, 21 November 2007
Friday, 24 August 2007
A sketch brought to us at The Chelsea Physic Garden, 18th July 2007. This sketch has an architectural quality suggesting that its artist had some knowledge of building techniques and was using the rough diagrams to either explain something to someone or to problem solve for his/herself.
Brought to us on 18th July 2007. This small scrap of paper found on the Chelsea Embankment bears fragments of the words 'please' and 'relationship', leading us to hypothesise that this is one of many fragments that the letter was torn up in to in a fit of passion or rage.
Brought to Chelsea Physic Garden by Bella, who had found the pen on her way to the Garden. She told us a fabulous story of how her Granny only wrote in green pen. Apparently the story goes that her Granny had found a fountain pen when she was a child and being a good child had decided to take it to the police station. In those days if the lost property wasn't retrieved by its rightful owner within 3 months then the person that handed it in could claim it as their own. 3 months passed and no one retrieved the fountain pen, on receiving the pen Bella's Granny discovered that it was filled with green ink and from that day onwards she has writtern in green ink!
Wednesday, 22 August 2007
Tuesday, 17 July 2007
Found in Kensal Green Cemetery, 15 July 07, in the Kensington and Chelsea side of the Cemetery
Possibly from grave flowers
Pictured are nearby sights: an elaborate grave, the main avenue of the Cemetery with the most substantial graves, a badly decayed grave with 'Danger Keep Out' sign, a grave with flowers in a jug made from a bleach bottle
Saturday, 14 July 2007
We're not sure what this small plastic component is, or does (was, or did?). 2 cm long, with the 'head' measuring 1.1cm across and the 'body' 0.6cm across, it is a moulded (possibly injection moulded) thermoplastic part in bright yellow. Evidence of attachment to another piece or part is present in the side nodules. Has sustained some superficial damage to the surface - scratched and slightly distorted in places. Found on the corner of Lots Road and Tadema Road, 11th July 2007, 12 noon. click here to view the location on streetmep.
During the course of our day at Chelsea Physic Garden many visitor made suggestions as to the origins and purpose of this perplexing plastic piece - though one of the last visitors of the day came up with an answer that we believe to be correct - that this is in fact the component of a disposable lighter that one depresses in order to release gas from the lighter fluid chamber.
Immature green conker, found on the Thames Path opposite St Mary's Church Battersea on the 11th July at 11.49 am. We must assume that the inclement weather of the past couple of weeks knocked this conker down before it had a chance to fully ripen. Click here to view the location on streetmap.
During the course of our research we discovered that the horse chesnut - of which the 'conker' is the nut, is not native to the british isles but originated in a small mountainous region of the Balkans, being cultivated and transported around the world for its spectacular candle-like flowers.