Sunday, November 18, 2012

Brick Lane

It's Sunday, it's sunny and it's my weekend off!!!!

I had not been up to Spitalfields and Brick Lane for a long time, so today I had trip up there.

I came up into Liverpool St and went through Petticoat lane. This has really gone downhill. All the stalls seemed to sell the same tat and there was not atmosphere. Then I went into the Spitalfields covered market. This again had changed and was mostly corporate shops with few of the more quirky independents. 

Across Commercial Street were the markets around the old Truman Brewery. These had the small stands and the artists and traders, by far the most fun!

I wandered around the old houses, of Furnier St and then walked the length of Brick Lane and up to Columbia Road.


The pictures are a mix of all the things I saw today.










Sunday, November 04, 2012

Highgate

We have been wanting to visit Highgate cemetery for many years, but never seemed to get around to it. Until yesterday, when we both had a day off and the weather good.
The west cemetery is by tour only but we got to see the interesting bits of the cemetery. The East cemetery which is still used is open to wander around. In this side the graves include Carl Marx and Douglas Adams.








Saturday, November 03, 2012

Instagram

It is noticeable that I have not put many images on my blog over the past few weeks.

The reason is that I have started using Instagram. I am very late to the party, but the joy is that it all runs straight of my iPhone and I upload straight onto face book. The images are mostly taken on my daily commute, so there are several images of train stations.

This post will be a selection of what I have shot over the past few days.