I stumbled upon this exhibition at London’s Guildhall, expecting it to be about -oh, I don’t know – underground tunnels or something, but it’s about The City, ie the rituals about London and its guilds that few of us ever hear about, but there are a lot of them – I knew of the Swan upping from the paintings of Stanley Spencer, but these pictures by Martin Parr are great, and there was a big sign saying we could take pictures. SO, enjoy!
I think this is the Honourable Artillery Company, dressed in 17th century style, armed with muskets and pikes.
I love this. So surreal!