THE CLOSING OF OLD HORTENSIA

Kensington and Chelsea College’s ‘Southern’ campus was housed, up until this Summer, in a red-brick Victorian school originally called ‘Sloane School for Boys’ on Hortensia Road, Chelsea, London. The building has been sold off and a new College building erected next door. The classrooms and corridors are abandoned and await demolition, remodelling and refurbishing into flats and apartments. I decided to photograph the bullding in its period of transition and found it quite a moving experience. I had been a member of staff of the college for quite a few years and it was very strange walking the now empty corridors and standing in classrooms and offices in which I had previously taught, and met with colleagues. These are the results of a morning revisiting, and ultimately – saying goodbye.

Advertisements

2 Comments Add yours

  1. gill says:

    love stool with red paint.

So, what do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s