All This Useless Beauty
Andy Holliman Photography
Folly Pond

Folly Pond is a small pond on the edge of Blackheath, South London. It was believed to have originally been a gravel pit, then was used as a watering place for horses travelling along the main road that passes close by. The road was once the Roman Watling Street, now the A2 from London to Dover. The Pond was briefly a Victorian boating lake but now the paving is gone and it has returned to nature

The pond is close to my home, it’s become a regular photographic subject for me. It can’t offer any large-scale views but it has lots of interesting details, textures and corners. Images from here need to be sought out and made; nothing is given up too easily.