Photo Essay: A Wintry Sunday in East Londinium

4 Dec

Sunday December 4 seems to be the day Londoners purchase their Xmas trees. I saw so many being conveyed home by varying means: in baby strollers, on bicycles and carried by one person or two depending upon size.

It was also a day of gentle meandering along Regent’s Canal, through Victoria Park, along Borough Market Street, Colombia Flower Market, Brick Lane, Bethnal Green, Old Spitalfield Market and Whitechapel.

Store displays and signage and street art entranced me. I’m not sure which I liked best, the ‘Ghandi Cash and Carry’ store sign or ‘Wigbroker – Fresh Hair Here’. I was happy to see the huge banner for the open days for non-Muslims at the London Mosque. Not so happy to see two young Muslim men videotaping a very aggressive sounding soliloquy in English on Mile End Road. I did not stick around to ask them why they were so angry. Maybe I should have.

The walk started and ended at our youngest son’s house in Mile End – the house in the first and last photos.

Special mention for the Bonfire Band, the three young local musicians busking outside the pub. Take a few seconds to listen to their harmonies.

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One Response to “Photo Essay: A Wintry Sunday in East Londinium”

  1. Cameron Elliott December 5, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    Wow mum you got around! Nice work. I think I saw those guys play when I was there.

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