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Prime Minister Theresa May, Downing Street, London, 13 July 2016 from the series #MerrieAlbion (part 6 of 6)
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We enter another ‘crucial week’ for Theresa May’s government and her flawed Brexit plan. This photograph was taken as she made her first public address as Prime Minister. Her speech, in which she pledged to build a better Britain, highlighted the ‘precious bond’ between England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and between ‘every one of us’. Although May, like her predecessor David Cameron, campaigned to remain in the EU, she said she would respect the people’s decision, saying, ‘Brexit means Brexit’. Since calling a snap election in April 2017, she has come under immense pressure from various factions within her party that see her leadership method as completely flawed and rudderless. Today, the Conservative Party’s Chief Whip Julian Smith, has described this government as ”the worst example of ill-discipline in Cabinet in British political history.” #thebrexitlexicon #brexitmeansbrexit #theresamay #downingstreet


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Prime Minister Theresa May, Downing Street, London, 13 July 2016 from the series #MerrieAlbion (part 5 of 6)
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We enter another ‘crucial week’ for Theresa May’s government and her flawed Brexit plan. This photograph was taken as she made her first public address as Prime Minister. Her speech, in which she pledged to build a better Britain, highlighted the ‘precious bond’ between England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and between ‘every one of us’. Although May, like her predecessor David Cameron, campaigned to remain in the EU, she said she would respect the people’s decision, saying, ‘Brexit means Brexit’. Since calling a snap election in April 2017, she has come under immense pressure from various factions within her party that see her leadership method as completely flawed and rudderless. Today, the Conservative Party’s Chief Whip Julian Smith, has described this government as ”the worst example of ill-discipline in Cabinet in British political history.” #thebrexitlexicon #brexitmeansbrexit #theresamay #downingstreet


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Prime Minister Theresa May, Downing Street, London, 13 July 2016 from the series #MerrieAlbion (part 4 of 6)
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We enter another ‘crucial week’ for Theresa May’s government and her flawed Brexit plan. This photograph was taken as she made her first public address as Prime Minister. Her speech, in which she pledged to build a better Britain, highlighted the ‘precious bond’ between England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and between ‘every one of us’. Although May, like her predecessor David Cameron, campaigned to remain in the EU, she said she would respect the people’s decision, saying, ‘Brexit means Brexit’. Since calling a snap election in April 2017, she has come under immense pressure from various factions within her party that see her leadership method as completely flawed and rudderless. Today, the Conservative Party’s Chief Whip Julian Smith, has described this government as ”the worst example of ill-discipline in Cabinet in British political history.” #thebrexitlexicon #brexitmeansbrexit #theresamay #downingstreet


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Prime Minister Theresa May, Downing Street, London, 13 July 2016 from the series #MerrieAlbion (part 3 of 6)
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We enter another ‘crucial week’ for Theresa May’s government and her flawed Brexit plan. This photograph was taken as she made her first public address as Prime Minister. Her speech, in which she pledged to build a better Britain, highlighted the ‘precious bond’ between England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and between ‘every one of us’. Although May, like her predecessor David Cameron, campaigned to remain in the EU, she said she would respect the people’s decision, saying, ‘Brexit means Brexit’. Since calling a snap election in April 2017, she has come under immense pressure from various factions within her party that see her leadership method as completely flawed and rudderless. Today, the Conservative Party’s Chief Whip Julian Smith, has described this government as ”the worst example of ill-discipline in Cabinet in British political history.” #thebrexitlexicon #brexitmeansbrexit #theresamay #downingstreet


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Prime Minister Theresa May, Downing Street, London, 13 July 2016 from the series #MerrieAlbion (part 2 of 6)

We enter another ‘crucial week’ for Theresa May’s government and her flawed Brexit plan. This photograph was taken as she made her first public address as Prime Minister. Her speech, in which she pledged to build a better Britain, highlighted the ‘precious bond’ between England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and between ‘every one of us’. Although May, like her predecessor David Cameron, campaigned to remain in the EU, she said she would respect the people’s decision, saying, ‘Brexit means Brexit’. Since calling a snap election in April 2017, she has come under immense pressure from various factions within her party that see her leadership method as completely flawed and rudderless. Today, the Conservative Party’s Chief Whip Julian Smith, has described this government as ”the worst example of ill-discipline in Cabinet in British political history.” #thebrexitlexicon #brexitmeansbrexit #theresamay #downingstreet


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Prime Minister Theresa May, Downing Street, London, 13 July 2016 from the series #MerrieAlbion (part 1 of 6)
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We enter another ‘crucial week’ for Theresa May’s government and her flawed Brexit plan. This photograph was taken as she made her first public address as Prime Minister. Her speech, in which she pledged to build a better Britain, highlighted the ‘precious bond’ between England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and between ‘every one of us’. Although May, like her predecessor David Cameron, campaigned to remain in the EU, she said she would respect the people’s decision, saying, ‘Brexit means Brexit’. Since calling a snap election in April 2017, she has come under immense pressure from various factions within her party that see her leadership method as completely flawed and rudderless. Today, the Conservative Party’s Chief Whip Julian Smith, has described this government as ”the worst example of ill-discipline in Cabinet in British political history.” #thebrexitlexicon #brexitmeansbrexit #theresamay #downingstreet


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Bombay Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, 2008 from the series #MerrieAlbion (2007-2017)
Distinctions of geography, culture, ethnicity, religion, income and education have been brought into sharp focus by our current political crisis. Blackburn was recently named, in a report on ‘community cohesion’, one of the most segregated towns in Britain. The Casey Review (2015) identified Blackburn as a symbol of segregation in Britain, where people of different races and faiths live parallel lives. Predictions suggest that the 2021 census will show even greater polarization in British society. The Brexit process has exposed a fragmented political class with few ideas, seemingly unable to govern the nation.


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Nice to discover that Simon Roberts is one of Grayson Perry’s favorite photographers !!! @simoncroberts
#graysonperry
#merriealbion


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The current issue of British Art Studies' Landscape Now publication (Issue 10, Autumn 2018), includes an essay by David Matless where he discusses my photograph 'Flooding of the Somerset Levels, Burrowbridge, 2014' from Merrie Albion. #britishartstudies #merriealbion #burrowmump #britishlandscape
Matless’s essay uses the term “Anthroposcenic” to explore how landscape art might depict a new epoch, beginning with an image of flood. “Flood events can be both a disaster and a spectacle, and Roberts photographed the flood on 11 February, choosing the elevated prospect offered by the Mump, in part to register others looking. Roberts gains a perspective on a family’s perspective on altered landscape, his own tripod-mounted large format camera capturing the adult family members moving phones to record events. Muddy foreground turf indicates that others too have been here for the view…..” Lots of good articles in the issue, including by @corinne.silva.rocks, see @paulmelloncentr for more.


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Exposition personnelle du photographe anglais Simon Roberts intitulée « Homeland » à la Flowers Gallery à New York jusqu’au 22 janvier 2019. Dans cette exposition, il y explore les relations entre identité nationale contemporaine et lieu, rassemblant des travaux des ses séries sur la Russie et la Grande Bretagne réalisées ces 15 dernières années.

Solo exhibition of the British photographer Simon Roberts at Flowers Gallery in New York until January 22, 2019.
Homeland explores the relationship between contemporary national identity and place, bringing together works from his extended photographic surveys of Russia and Britain produced over a period of 15 years.

@simoncroberts #merriealbion #weenglish #motherland #flowersgallery


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#Repost alumni @simoncroberts ・・・
HOMELAND on show @flowersgallery, New York (Chelsea), USA until 12 January 2019.

Homeland explores the relationship between contemporary national identity and place, bringing together works from my extended photographic surveys of Russia and Britain produced over a period of 15 years. #merriealbion #weenglish #motherland


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HOMELAND on show @flowersgallery, New York (Chelsea), USA until 12 January 2019.

Homeland explores the relationship between contemporary national identity and place, bringing together works from my extended photographic surveys of Russia and Britain produced over a period of 15 years. #merriealbion #weenglish #motherland


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We’re looking back on ten years of our ‘Book of the Week’ – where each member of the team in turn, picks a book that’s of interest to them which we buy and add to the studio library.
Here’s the seventh of eleven favourites – Merrie Albion by @simoncroberts, chosen by @tomstobbs. Full post on our site, link in bio.

#books #publishing #print #inspiration #design #library #photography #britain #photos #merriealbion


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Prime Minister Theresa May, Downing Street, London, 13 July 2016 from my series #MerrieAlbion. 
This photograph, which was taken as Theresa May made her first public address as British Prime Minister, is featured in the new book ‘CIVILIZATION: The Way We Live Now’. The book has just launched in the US and is being called “A classic of its kind” (BookPage). For any US friends/ followers, click over to @thamesandhudsonusa for the link to buy if you want to see my contribution in print.
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#photography #photobook #civilization #thamesandhudsonusa #thamesandhudson #fep_photo
@fep_photo @rongsiyu


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Another book to continue with: Simon Roberts photographs from his "Merrie Albion" series are included in "Civilization" curated by William A. Ewing and Holly Russel and published by Thames & Hudson.

The exhibition "Civilization: The Way We Live Now" in which some of Simon’s works are shown is on view at Flowers Gallery in London until December 22, 2018.

Among the photographers under consideration: Olivo Barbieri, Peter Bialobrzeski, Edward Burtynsky, Lynne Cohen, Mitch Epstein, Lee Friedlander, Lauren Greenfield, Chris Jordan, Nadav Kander, An-My Lê, Richard Misrach, Robert Polidori, Simon Roberts, Toshio Shibata, Taryn Simon, Thomas Struth, Massimo Vitali, etc.

The exhibition will also tour in the following venues:
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée (MUCEM), Marseille, France

@simoncroberts
#photographybook
#photography
#merriealbion
#flowersgallery
#thameshudson


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Photo by @simoncroberts | Fracking for shale gas has just begun for the first time in the UK since it was linked with earthquakes in 2011. The practice of recovering gas and oil from shale rock has proved controversial with many protestors in Britain trying to halt exploration of new sites over the past few years. The village of Balcombe in Sussex has seen several confrontations between police and anti-fracking protesters with both local inhabitants and members of the Frack Off national movement opposing petroleum gas exploration plans. Here protestors in the ‘No Dash for Gas’ Action Camp' can be seen trying to prevent a vehicle delivering apparatus to the Balcombe site back in 2013.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #merriealbion #britishlandscape #nodashforgas #ukfracking #balcombe #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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Photo by @simoncroberts | Fracking for shale gas has just begun for the first time in the UK since it was linked with earthquakes in 2011. The practice of recovering gas and oil from shale rock has proved controversial with many protestors in Britain trying to halt exploration of new sites over the past few years. The village of Balcombe in Sussex has seen several confrontations between police and anti-fracking protesters with both local inhabitants and members of the Frack Off national movement opposing petroleum gas exploration plans. Here protestors in the ‘No Dash for Gas’ Action Camp' can be seen trying to prevent a vehicle delivering apparatus to the Balcombe site back in 2013.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #merriealbion #britishlandscape #nodashforgas #ukfracking #balcombe #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


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#Repost @simoncroberts
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A print from my #MerrieAlbion series joins work of previous @ianparryscholar on the banks of the River Thames outside City Hall @London_Cityhall. 'World As Image' is a large month-long group exhibition showcasing 16 photographer's work curated by @rebeccamcclelland
The photographers within the exhibition are: Adriana Loureiro Fernanzez, Andrew Renneisen, Ivor Prickett, Ed Ou and Kitra Cahana, Hosam Katan, Heba Khamis, Yuyang Liu, Tafadwa Ufumel, Simon Roberts, Matt Eich, Liz Hingley, Mushfiqul Alam, Sharafat Ali, Marcus Bleasdale and congratulations to this year’s winners @ezra_acayan and @salahuddinahmed01.


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A print from my #MerrieAlbion series joins work of previous @ianparryscholar on the banks of the River Thames outside City Hall @London_Cityhall. 'World As Image' is a large month-long group exhibition showcasing 16 photographer's work curated by @rebeccamcclelland
The photographers within the exhibition are: Adriana Loureiro Fernanzez, Andrew Renneisen, Ivor Prickett, Ed Ou and Kitra Cahana, Hosam Katan, Heba Khamis, Yuyang Liu, Tafadwa Ufumel, Simon Roberts, Matt Eich, Liz Hingley, Mushfiqul Alam, Sharafat Ali, Marcus Bleasdale and congratulations to this year’s winners @ezra_acayan and @salahuddinahmed01.


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Tomorrow at 7pm | Artist talk and book signing with @simoncroberts @MartinParrFDN in Bristol. Roberts will discuss his newest work ‘Merrie Albion – Landscape Studies of a Small Island’.

Full details and tickets - https://www.martinparrfoundation.org/events/simon-roberts/

Image: Beachy Head, Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex, 24 March 2017.

#SimonRoberts #MerrieAlbion #MartinParrFoundation


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Desk of a trader at Lloyds Banking Group, City of London, 30 November 2011 from the series #MerrieAlbion. No #6 of 6.
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This week marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a watershed event of the 2008 global financial crisis. Not since the Great Depression of 1929 had the world seen a financial crisis of such significance as that of 2007–2008; the largest financial institutions almost collapsed and stock markets crumbled. Total ruin of the banks was prevented when national governments bailed them out, but the stock markets were damaged beyond immediate repair. In Britain, Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley were both nationalized, whilst the government was forced to partially nationalize Royal Bank of Scotland, HBOS, and Lloyds Banking Group. The latter was bailed out by the government to the tune of £20 billion.
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On 30 November 2011, public sector strikes took place across the UK with figures suggesting 60 per cent of schools in England closed and 6,000 hospital operations were cancelled. Unions stated that up to two million public sector workers had gone on strike (the government said turnout was ‘much lower’). Across London the news of the protest was being played live on TV on the desk of a Lloyds Bank trader. #bankingcrisis #creditcrunch #ukausterity


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Desk of a trader at Lloyds Banking Group, City of London, 30 November 2011 from the series #MerrieAlbion. No #5 of 6.
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This week marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a watershed event of the 2008 global financial crisis. Not since the Great Depression of 1929 had the world seen a financial crisis of such significance as that of 2007–2008; the largest financial institutions almost collapsed and stock markets crumbled. Total ruin of the banks was prevented when national governments bailed them out, but the stock markets were damaged beyond immediate repair. In Britain, Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley were both nationalized, whilst the government was forced to partially nationalize Royal Bank of Scotland, HBOS, and Lloyds Banking Group. The latter was bailed out by the government to the tune of £20 billion.
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On 30 November 2011, public sector strikes took place across the UK with figures suggesting 60 per cent of schools in England closed and 6,000 hospital operations were cancelled. Unions stated that up to two million public sector workers had gone on strike (the government said turnout was ‘much lower’). Across London the news of the protest was being played live on TV on the desk of a Lloyds Bank trader. #bankingcrisis #creditcrunch #ukausterity


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Desk of a trader at Lloyds Banking Group, City of London, 30 November 2011 from the series #MerrieAlbion. No #4 of 6.
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This week marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a watershed event of the 2008 global financial crisis. Not since the Great Depression of 1929 had the world seen a financial crisis of such significance as that of 2007–2008; the largest financial institutions almost collapsed and stock markets crumbled. Total ruin of the banks was prevented when national governments bailed them out, but the stock markets were damaged beyond immediate repair. In Britain, Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley were both nationalized, whilst the government was forced to partially nationalize Royal Bank of Scotland, HBOS, and Lloyds Banking Group. The latter was bailed out by the government to the tune of £20 billion.
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On 30 November 2011, public sector strikes took place across the UK with figures suggesting 60 per cent of schools in England closed and 6,000 hospital operations were cancelled. Unions stated that up to two million public sector workers had gone on strike (the government said turnout was ‘much lower’). Across London the news of the protest was being played live on TV on the desk of a Lloyds Bank trader. #bankingcrisis #creditcrunch #ukausterity


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Desk of a trader at Lloyds Banking Group, City of London, 30 November 2011 from the series #MerrieAlbion. No #3 of 6.
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This week marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a watershed event of the 2008 global financial crisis. Not since the Great Depression of 1929 had the world seen a financial crisis of such significance as that of 2007–2008; the largest financial institutions almost collapsed and stock markets crumbled. Total ruin of the banks was prevented when national governments bailed them out, but the stock markets were damaged beyond immediate repair. In Britain, Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley were both nationalized, whilst the government was forced to partially nationalize Royal Bank of Scotland, HBOS, and Lloyds Banking Group. The latter was bailed out by the government to the tune of £20 billion.
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On 30 November 2011, public sector strikes took place across the UK with figures suggesting 60 per cent of schools in England closed and 6,000 hospital operations were cancelled. Unions stated that up to two million public sector workers had gone on strike (the government said turnout was ‘much lower’). Across London the news of the protest was being played live on TV on the desk of a Lloyds Bank trader. #bankingcrisis #creditcrunch #ukausterity


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Desk of a trader at Lloyds Banking Group, City of London, 30 November 2011 from the series #MerrieAlbion. No #2 of 6.
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This week marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a watershed event of the 2008 global financial crisis. Not since the Great Depression of 1929 had the world seen a financial crisis of such significance as that of 2007–2008; the largest financial institutions almost collapsed and stock markets crumbled. Total ruin of the banks was prevented when national governments bailed them out, but the stock markets were damaged beyond immediate repair. In Britain, Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley were both nationalized, whilst the government was forced to partially nationalize Royal Bank of Scotland, HBOS, and Lloyds Banking Group. The latter was bailed out by the government to the tune of £20 billion.
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On 30 November 2011, public sector strikes took place across the UK with figures suggesting 60 per cent of schools in England closed and 6,000 hospital operations were cancelled. Unions stated that up to two million public sector workers had gone on strike (the government said turnout was ‘much lower’). Across London the news of the protest was being played live on TV on the desk of a Lloyds Bank trader. #bankingcrisis #creditcrunch #ukausterity


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Desk of a trader at Lloyds Banking Group, City of London, 30 November 2011 from the series #MerrieAlbion. No #1 of 6.
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This week marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a watershed event of the 2008 global financial crisis. Not since the Great Depression of 1929 had the world seen a financial crisis of such significance as that of 2007–2008; the largest financial institutions almost collapsed and stock markets crumbled. Total ruin of the banks was prevented when national governments bailed them out, but the stock markets were damaged beyond immediate repair. In Britain, Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley were both nationalized, whilst the government was forced to partially nationalize Royal Bank of Scotland, HBOS, and Lloyds Banking Group. The latter was bailed out by the government to the tune of £20 billion.
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On 30 November 2011, public sector strikes took place across the UK with figures suggesting 60 per cent of schools in England closed and 6,000 hospital operations were cancelled. Unions stated that up to two million public sector workers had gone on strike (the government said turnout was ‘much lower’). Across London the news of the protest was being played live on TV on the desk of a Lloyds Bank trader. #bankingcrisis #creditcrunch #ukausterity


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Repost @natgeo Photo by @simoncroberts | @simBoys playing in the shadow of Celtic Football Club, Springfield Road, Glasgow from the series #merriealbion. Located in Glasgow's east end Celtic Park is sometimes referred to by commentators as Parkhead (or by fans as Paradise), after the district of the city the stadium is located. The stadium has been situated on its current site since 1892. Parkhead flourished with the discovery of coal in 1837 and grew into an important industrial centre for the city. Since the 1970s the area has had to battle against the decline of the coal and steel industry relying instead on retail jobs and the popularity of football. Home games at Celtic FC often host up to 55,000 fans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #celticpark #parkhead #celticfc


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From @natgeo:
Photo by @simoncroberts | @simBoys playing in the shadow of Celtic Football Club, Springfield Road, Glasgow from the series #merriealbion. Located in Glasgow's east end Celtic Park is sometimes referred to by commentators as Parkhead (or by fans as Paradise), after the district of the city the stadium is located. The stadium has been situated on its current site since 1892. Parkhead flourished with the discovery of coal in 1837 and grew into an important industrial centre for the city. Since the 1970s the area has had to battle against the decline of the coal and steel industry relying instead on retail jobs and the popularity of football. Home games at Celtic FC often host up to 55,000 fans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #celticpark #parkhead #celticfc


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Photo by @simoncroberts | @simBoys playing in the shadow of Celtic Football Club, Springfield Road, Glasgow from the series #merriealbion. Located in Glasgow's east end Celtic Park is sometimes referred to by commentators as Parkhead (or by fans as Paradise), after the district of the city the stadium is located. The stadium has been situated on its current site since 1892. Parkhead flourished with the discovery of coal in 1837 and grew into an important industrial centre for the city. Since the 1970s the area has had to battle against the decline of the coal and steel industry relying instead on retail jobs and the popularity of football. Home games at Celtic FC often host up to 55,000 fans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #britishlandscape #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #celticpark #parkhead #celticfc


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