Speakers’ Corner

Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park here in London is famous since the 1800s for people expressing their views and to encourage public debate.

I hadn’t been there for quite a few years as, at some point, Speakers’ Corner was really quite touristy. So, today my friend and I went there just to check it out and we were not disappointed.

Granted, the conversations were a bit radical and there was not a lot of debate or consensus, more like a I AM RIGHT and YOU ARE WRONG kind of thing which is maybe a reflection of how society functions nowadays… There is hardly a middle ground anymore and people tend to get angry about things very quickly. The tone in some of the “debates” felt a little intense at times but it gave me a bit of a buzz and I loved photographing in that environment.

I also felt some of the “speakers” were really photogenic so I think they deserve more than one image each. I hope you like this little series shot today:

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