'I'm Bored' - hand-made letters spelling out 'I'm Really Bored' in a first floor window of a house on Downend Road during the Covid-19 lockdown

8 Apr 2020
Downend Road, Fishponds, Bristol, City of Bristol
Photograph (Digital)
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The Picturing Lockdown Collection was created during April and May 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. During seven days the public were asked to submit photographs that they felt best represented their experiences of lockdown in England, and from these submissions one hundred representing all the different geographic regions were chosen to be archived with Historic England. Alongside these images, ten artists were commissioned to produce their own images over the course of five days, representing their lockdown experience. These were supplemented with images by Historic England’s own photographers. Together, the Picturing Lockdown collection forms a permanent visual record of this unusual time in history.

This photograph is one of the one hundred images taken by the public, and was chosen to represent the South West region. It was taken at 07.15 on 8th April 2020. The photographer wrote the following text to explain how the image documents their experience of lockdown: "I have been setting a 5.45am alarm to go on early morning walks on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week to ensure I keep social-distancing documenting them with my camera phone. This was taken on a Wednesday urban walk and this succeeds in being humorous despite the negative connotation."


This is part of the Sub Series: HEC01/036/01 Picturing Lockdown Collection - Public Submissions; within the Series: HEC01/036 Picturing Lockdown Collection; within the Collection: HEC01 Historic England


© Lisa Malyon

People & Organisations

Photographer: Malyon, Lisa


House, Health And Welfare