These photographs were taken of the walls of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Exhibition Road, London. The damage is the result of shrapnel hitting the walls during bombing raids over London in the Second World War.
They are a reminder of the fragility of human society and the recognition that damage like this is disfiguring and destroying buildings today across the world. Worse, it is killing people and forcing the survivors to flee for their lives.
It is a reminder that it can happen anywhere and we should be mindful of our obligations as a part of humanity to reach out and help those in fear of their lives.
Once it was the people living in London. It could be again. Who would we turn to?