A blog by Rachel Gomme

People take care of strangers’ lost objects

A child’s shoe carefully placed on a wall. A scarf tied around a lamp-post. A glove hung in a tree. Over the last few months I’ve been noticing the care that people take of other people’s lost belongings, doing their best to make sure they’re preserved and maybe return to their owners. I’ll be posting images as they arise, starting with a few I’ve already collected.

The one above was spotted in Ivydale Road, SE15, on 12 February.