When it comes to stories about the human spirit during Covid-19, the Rainbow Bridge springs to mind. There was an excellent article about the bridge, which arose only recently, on royaldocks.london
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How Did The Rainbow Bridge Come About?
It started on a single balcony in Royal Albert Wharf. “We wanted to do something for ourselves, and hopefully also put a smile on other people’s faces,” says Andrew Morris, remembering the strange days of the deepest lockdown. Everyone was stuck indoors, clapping for NHS carers every Thursday. “I was looking forward to that little routine every week. I wanted to show my appreciation.” Alongside his girlfriend, Andrew, an architect who also runs design research platform Studio Curiousity decided to decorate their balcony with colourful ribbons, arranged in a rainbow pattern.
Rainbows were everywhere during early lockdown, as people chalked them on pavements and children drew pictures and put them in their windows. They were a reminder that while we might have felt isolated, we were not alone. Keen to expand the project, Andrew contacted Bow Arts Trust’s RAW Labs, Royal Albert Wharf’s artist collective, about a collaboration – momentum for the balcony rainbow was building among local residents and on social media. RAW Labs arranged permission from Notting Hill Genesis, the housing association, for a large-scale version to be installed on the foot bridge spanning the water."