Southwark Bridge – modest, elegant, quiet – but it hasn’t always been like this.
We should have known better – nothing is obvious about Vesuvius.
The volcano has sat across the bay from us all summer – big, blue and balmy. It reclines like some artist’s prop, a balance to the curve of sea and islands, a backdrop for the scuttle of life on its slopes and down to the shore.
It looks benign, the perfect place for an afternoon stroll, perhaps even a villa or two.
A great city depends on the energy of its people – London is a great city and it’s thriving thanks to Londoners.