To the Peninsula combines the quotes of the Polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton (1871-19220 with the PR language of the Greenwich Peninsula in London, currently undergoing massive transformation. I came across an unassuming building called ‘The Ernest Shackleton Lodge’ on my photo walk along the Peninsula. Despite being one hundred years apart, these two sources seem to be steeped in the same hubris and I couldn’t resist combining them.
It is certainly ridiculous that we should have to conquer new territories in order to help people find decent housing. But, as the newly built flats wait on the quayside as if about to drop anchor, we should hope that their journey culminates in security, community and good fortune for its residents and not the pole opposite.