The other day I visited a pretty special place in the city called the Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice, which is located in Postman’s Park, a short walk from St Paul’s Cathedral. The memorial itself consists of many plaques detailing the names of those who have died whilst saving the lives of others. Reading all the names and stories on the plaques is a strange and overwhelming experience, juxtaposed with the peaceful serenity of the park that surrounds the memorial. This park, and one plaque belonging to Alice Ayres, play a key role in the film Closer (2004, dir. Mike Nichols); particularly in relation to Natalie Portman’s character. You can read more about the real Alice Ayres here.
Photos shot on iPhone 6.
Hint for tomorrow’s location: Another Kings Cross Station?