TQ2380 : Grenfell Tower

taken 2 years ago, near to Paddington, Westminster, Great Britain

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Grenfell Tower
Grenfell Tower
I thought long and hard about posting this photograph. I was shocked to actually see Grenfell Tower as you do not get a full impression from news photographs compared to actually standing there and looking up at it. An elderly West Indian gentleman who lived nearby, and who had been up all night watching the fire and who had been to every meeting since, saw me looking at the blackened remains and asked what my thoughts were. I told him that it was even more horrifying to actually stand and see it and try to imagine what the people inside on 14th June had gone through. He talked to me for a long time and said he was glad that people away from the immediate area were coming to visit and also look at the tributes.

Then you read the mass of tributes nearby on railings and all the "have you seen?" messages when you know the fate of the ones they are looking for. There was even a "have you seen my dog?" photo. The anger comes through very clearly but the man I spoke to said they were angry but they would always pull together as a community. See also LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
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People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2390 8096 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.8392N 0:12.9515W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2384 8108
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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