You shall not commute to work for bloody hours
“London construction site” is a mix of various London construction site audio field-recordings. Not hard to find in a Metropolis which has come in age. England has plenty of walls which have seen knights and swords. But such substance is not within reach of the common man and wharfs, once a busy working man hub, now serves as commercial or even private spaces for those who have the funds for it. For “the rest” daily routine involves a rather complex and extensive commute. London is definitely a tough one in commuter terms. Rebuilding and expansion is a constant process yet neither a democratic nor a fair one.
Action and reaction, construction and destruction – a natural and good law. The life cycle which we obey. What should not be obeyed and tolerated is the tempering and manipulation of given, natural life cycles to favor one’s income and increase wealth. Because the result is a gentrification processes which drives those people out of the cities who should actually be in it. Without them, everything that makes a city will automatically vanish, leaving behind an unimpressive, corporate wasteland.
London has like many other cities become unaffordable for lower and even middle class citizens, extending their commute to work to unbearable lengths. I wonder what Winston Churchill would say to all of this. His promise he gave to every British family has now become a dream.