Hi, this is @uwe_bedenbecker taking over the Instagram account of @caravan_book day 6.
Another double page from my new book "London Windows, Nature and One Tattoo".
And the text from the book: "London has always attracted people from all over the world, famous or unknown, to live there permanently or for a limited period of time.
In 1870 Frederick Engels moved to a four-storey mid-Victorian townhouse in London´s Regent´s Park Road in Pimrose Hill. Shortly before his fiftieth birthday he sold his family business in Manchester which allowed him to continue living as a wealthy speculator and author until his death in 1895. He chose Pimrose Hill to be close to his friend Karl Marx who lived just a short walk nearby. At that time London was world-largest city in population. Both friends undertook long walks through Hampstead Heath discussing political and economical topics. Maybe these walks and Engels observations of the ways the city-people integrated nature in their surroundings and their homes contributed to inspire him to write „Dialectics of Nature“. It remained a fragment and was published only years after his death.
Walking through the streets of today´s London I assume that the way of living with nature might not have changed much since then. Although new skyscrapers eat their way into the skyline you will find plenty of examples of pieces of nature in civilisation: from the big public parks to private window boxes." If in Madrid you still have some time to visit @caravan_book at the book market at the Fiebre Fotobook Festival, more infos here:
Have a nice saturday evening!
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