Croydon’s Bittersweet Symphony.

Fifty to sixty years ago, Croydon used to be full of life; everyone travelled in and around George Street, North End, Katharine Street & Croydon Flyover to enjoy the scenery at the height of the Space Age Era, which occupied the 70s with retro appeal reminiscent to certain parts of the modern era.

Fast forward to now, and Croydon isn’t the same place it once used to be.

Despite the Croydon Regeneration Project, which has seen parts of Croydon experiencing changes, from little pop-up restaurants to small storefronts and two of Croydon’s most prominent shopping centres, including apartments, the sombre atmosphere surrounding Croydon now is so quiet you can feel a pin drop.

What’s genuinely sad about Croydon is that the once beating heart that made Croydon a fun place to live and visit is now fading over time due to businesses moving out of the area, mainly because it once used to be a safe place.

Alex Smithson

Device Used: iPhone 11
Apps Used: Apple Camera, Apple Photos & Instagram (Free)

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ISO Speed: ISO-32
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Date of Photograph Produced: Sunday 27th March 2022

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