Friday, April 29, 2011

2nd part of my day out in Whitechapel and Brick Lane Area.

Here is the 2nd part of The Brick Lane day out.  The first image...well, what can l say?...weird even by my books! Ha x

 Portable urinals!! What about us women??????
 Hands or wings?

 Love the sign in this window!!! Not exactly a good advert for their services is it? (cleanstreets!)
 My self-portrait for the day.
 Love the beads in the tree of this pub. Sparkled in the sun beautifully.
 Interesting graffito...

 Love this beautiful; so glad it has been able to keep it's traditional look.
 Love the tattiness of this house but also glad it is being restored.
 Interesting graffito

 These signs are the old fashioned Fire Insurance signs.
 Look at this old door but concentrate on the bottom...then look at next image!!
 This is the Brick Lane Jamme Masjid... The sculpture is beautiful and sparkles in the sun.
 This is the gorgeous decoration on the sculpture. Stunning.
This is a graffitied wall which l have not seen before. It is quite stunning l think and really stands out from quite a distance.
 This is part of that wall from the image above..
 It is called "The Escarrotage" and says it is to be continued......
 Another colourful wall in the same area.
 My thoughts exactly!!
 The next few images show the diversity of the Whitechapel and Brick Lane areas of London.

I love London.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Visit to Whitechapel and Brick Lane areas of London - Pt 1

Yes l know ..some of you are asking "Why?" to the first image. Well...firstly,... l have a project on the go about "things" on yellow lines. Secondly,... also, it is such a colourful image to start a blog with!
The rest of these images are from my day in Whitechapel and Brick Lane areas of London. If you have never been, you should as it is an amazing area and the food is great! The first two images are from my walk to Atlantis Art Shop... Great place for Artists to spend many hours in! Isn't this mural great?
This is what happens when there are no gardens or outside areas to hang your washing in and tumble dryers are too expensive to run, Drying clothes on the walkway outside your flat's front door. Shame.
These buildings remind me very much of certain buildings l saw in Amsterdam!
In Paris, we were always coming across doors like this and the interesting images beyond. This one had the most amazing mural on one wall which you can just see.
The mural was quite old l think and in need of some tender loving care...shame it has been left to get in this state.

This is a gorgeous pattern which was formed by the sun coming through the window of the wooden, carved door.
This next image is through the window of a very colourful shop selling embroidered coats and turbans, the sort worn for Indian and Pakistani weddings.... Beautiful.
This was a mural that had been made from paper cut-outs and paint. Quite delicate and colourful but in a state of decay now.
Saw this next painting from a distance and it was stunning. It covers almost the  4 storey high building. Would love to have seen them creating it.

Love this image of a decaying wall. Texture and colour all in one image..magic!
Quite unusual and slightly weird poster images!
This is the open air 'backside' space of a cafe!

Weird......! Sign seen stuck on a brick wall!!!

The above image: This elegantly dressed young lady was very keen to obtain this bobbin (going rate on ebay for use as a coffee table... £80 ish!) but was stopped by a workman who insisted it was still needed! One "not happy" young lady. Can you see the beautiful tattoo on her ankle? And, believe it or not, she rode off on a bike!
This mural can be seen for miles. It is very interesting and the bottom section is changing all the time.

These 3 paintings are amazing, l think. Great pieces of Art.
No comment!
Last two images are just amazing. Wonder how long it took them to spray-paint them?
Don't you just love the sense of humour involved in the car in a glass case idea?!

More next time!x