Roofless, waterless. Iron rafters lean over grass where kids used to swim; bare legs in cold water; echoing laughter. They remember lines of single cubicles, clusters of clothes waiting for their owners; wooden benches still marked by the wet skin of the one before, and the one before that.
A child plays hide and seek. A woman waits. A man escapes from the city to drink coffee beneath an iron archway. He remembers reading that the Greek statues – cold white marble – once glowed turquoise and gold.
Roofless, waterless. Iron rafters reach for each other – ready for dancing, ready for weaving, ready for dreaming.
In anticipation of The Hanging Garlands of Tibby Place event, Thursday 15th July, 6-8pm Tibby Place, Greenman Street, N1. See the Secret Garden Project website for more details.