Wednesday, 23 December 2009
The Hunter in the Snow
This legendary medieval painting shows a scene from the wonderland of 'Waltham Forest', an earthly paradise famous from a classic work of fantasy produced by 'the Council' entitled Waltham Forest News. This scene is believed to date from the reign of Chris Robbins The Useless.
Art experts are divided on whether it shows an elderly resident attempting to avoid the ice on an ungritted pavement, or is simply a traveller who has read the WELCOME TO WALTHAMSTOW sign outside Walthamstow Central, which directs visitors to various public lavatories which were long ago closed by the council, including this one on South Grove E17. Note the starving dove in the foreground, pecking for scraps, believed to symbolise the forlorn and desperate state of the people of this unhappy borough.