London Photo Hunt: Can You Identify These Mystery Locations?

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 106 months ago
London Photo Hunt: Can You Identify These Mystery Locations?
The bomb-damaged Baltic Exchange
The bomb-damaged Baltic Exchange
Surely a Richard Long obsessive out there must know?
Surely a Richard Long obsessive out there must know?
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Flickr link
The BT Tower, obviously. But viewed from which street?
The BT Tower, obviously. But viewed from which street?
One is the loneliest number
One is the loneliest number
Carnival time
Carnival time
This one might be the trickiest to re-shoot... Flickr link
This one might be the trickiest to re-shoot... Flickr link
Flickr link.
Flickr link.
Somewhere in the Hatton Cross area
Somewhere in the Hatton Cross area
Robinson's flat
Robinson's flat
They don't make paddy wagons like they used to
They don't make paddy wagons like they used to
Kingsland Road, perhaps?
Kingsland Road, perhaps?
Flickr link
Flickr link
Flickr link
Flickr link
The bomb-damaged Baltic Exchange
The bomb-damaged Baltic Exchange
Surely a Richard Long obsessive out there must know?
Surely a Richard Long obsessive out there must know?
Flickr link
Flickr link
The BT Tower, obviously. But viewed from which street?
The BT Tower, obviously. But viewed from which street?
One is the loneliest number
One is the loneliest number
Carnival time
Carnival time
This one might be the trickiest to re-shoot... Flickr link
This one might be the trickiest to re-shoot... Flickr link
Flickr link.
Flickr link.
Somewhere in the Hatton Cross area
Somewhere in the Hatton Cross area
Robinson's flat
Robinson's flat
They don't make paddy wagons like they used to
They don't make paddy wagons like they used to
Kingsland Road, perhaps?
Kingsland Road, perhaps?
Flickr link
Flickr link
Flickr link
Flickr link

Do you recognise any of the locations shown above? If so, filmmaker James Bridle wants to know: he's directing a shot-by-shot remake of Patrick Keiller's 1992 film, London

Set in a city besieged by bombings, ballots, banking crises, and bristling ructions amongst the Royal Family, London is a remarkable document of the period. Avoiding the easy conventions of documentary and fiction, the film is narrated by an unseen, Rimbaud-quoting narrator who returns to the city after spending some time abroad; the audience accompanies him on a peripatetic journey around his old haunts, and in the process, paints a whimsical picture of a place suffering the depredations of recession, led by a crippled and uncredited government, and facing an acute identity crisis. An atmosphere, one might surmise, not unlike our own.

Back in 2010, filmmaker James Bridle has set out on the thankless task of re-shooting London, to show how the city has changed in the past 19 years. But he needs your help. Keiller's film tramps high and low about the city, pitching out to Brentford, Dalston, the Isle of Dogs, Perivale, and often to nonexistent places, like the "University of Barking". Scouting out all those locations isn't easy. Click through the picture gallery and see if you recognise any, then drop a note here or in the Flickr group that James has set up.

Beyond our gallery above, here's a complete list of the undiscovered locations. You can also visit the project website to see how the re-shoot is going.

Last Updated 22 January 2010