Roaming the streets of London one finds not only the tourist markets and venues but also the neighborhood markets and locals going about making a living like people everywhere.

The more Richard wandered through London, the more he understood the words of American philosopher Will Durant - "History has been too often a picture of the bloody stream.

The history of civilization is a record of what happened on the banks."Durant was speaking of ordinary people living their lives by getting up every day, going to work,

caring for their families, raising their children, making love, and the countless other normal events that make up the lives of the masses. Within the confines of all large cities of the

world from London to New York to Istanbul or Paris, a photographer has an opportunity to document the lives of people living out their lives in relative obscurity. To see more,

you might want to check out my book, "London Streets: One American's View", on my BOOKS page.

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