I heard the track yesterday when I was on a walk. Even though I was 4000 miles away from this famous London neighborhood, my mind went right back to Shaftsbury Avenue where I have done many street sessions.
I saw you walking out Shaftesbury Avenue
Excuse me for talking I wanna marry you
This is the seventh heaven street to me
Don’t you seem so proud
You’re just another angel
In the crowd and I’m…
Walking in the wild west end
Walking with your wild best friend
This one took place on Shaftsbury Avenue adjacent to the Palace Theatre. I came to know the neighborhood quite well by renting a flat there for a week a few years ago.
Mark Knopfler’s lyrics really paint a picture of the neighborhood. I’ve used my camera to try to do the same.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.