But the mystery was solved after fashion website Lyst admitted that they were behind the flock. The Welsh-reared Sussex sheep were toured through the capital to celebrate the eve of Black Friday. With an inventory of over 2.5 million items and over 11,000 designers and stores, the website collates offers across all high-street retailers.
This week’s photograph comes from the Sept. 5, 2013 “Pictures of the Day” on the Lens blog. Here is the original caption: Too much sun in London? People standing up a new skyscraper known as the Walkie-Talkie; the glare off the building’s skin is so intense that it apparently melted part of a Jaguar parked nearby. Bloomberg News reported in “London’s Walkie-Talkie ‘Fryscraper’ Draws Crowds in Heat” that the beam of light radiating off the 37-story building “was measured at more than 110 degrees Celsius (230 degrees Fahrenheit).” The article also features a video.
This image comes from the Lens post “Challenging an Old Narrative in Latin American Photojournalism.” The caption begins: Fermin Pena attempts to repair a broken pipe in Caracas, Venezuela. We asked the photographer, Rodrigo Abd, for the backstory on this image: I left the AP office in downtown Caracas, and I jumped on a motorbike taxi – the only way to move in Caracas as a journalist – to try to find some daily life pictures for the wire, basically trying to describe the mood of the people days before the presidential elections. Only two blocks from the office I suddenly saw this incredible situation, so I jumped off the motorbike to document the scene. It was surreal, this guy, almost covered by water, trying to fix a public tube. I spent almost 20 minutes there until the man finished his work. For me it was a symbolic image of the political situation in Venezuela, where millions are trying not to drown in the multiple problems facing the South American country, amid the fighting between the government and the opposition that seems to worsen every day. The photograph was taken on September 26, 2012, and won second place in the Everyday Life category in the Pictures of the Year Latin America 2013 contest.
Sheep were herded by their owners through downtown Madrid on Sunday as shepherds demonstrated the need to keep ancient grazing grounds from being overtaken by urban sprawl. You can read more about this event in this Time magazine article that begins: The grass was greener on the other side for the thousands of sheep that walked through Madrid during Fiesta de la Transhumancia (Transhumance Festival), on Oct. 23, 2016.
This week’s image comes from the article “Obama Gets a Lift on the Trail.” The original caption reads: An exuberant Scott Van Duzer greeted President Obama when he stopped by Mr. Van Duzer’s pizza shop in Fort Pierce, Fla., on Sunday [Sept. 9, 2012].