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14 7 2012

THE WALK - From Liverpool Street Station follow Liverpool Street, then left along Bishopsgate and right into Middlesex Street  which leads to Petticoat Lane Market.   Left into St. Botolph Street and left again into Whitechapel High Street.   Left into Osborn Street which becomes Brick Lane carry on until the road turns left then turn right on Swanfield Street and left into Palissy Street.   You then come to Arnold Circus (as seen on TV) round the edge a little then left into Club Row and left again into Redchurch Street past the Owl and the Pussy Cat and left into Ebor Street then right into Shoreditch High Street.   Bear left into Commercial Street then right into Brushfield Street then left down Bishopsgate to Liverpool Street Station 

Kinder transport

Liverpool St. Station roof

Pigeons are not welcome

Liverpool Street Station - old wrought iron work with modern 'improvements'

Work of Art



Railway Tavern

Kinder transport statue detail

Liverpool Street Station

Kinder transport - children arriving at the station from Europe

I could not find a drawing of this building

The Kindertransport (also Refugee Children Movement or "RCM'") is the name given to the rescue mission that took place during the nine months prior to the outbreak of the Second World War.   The United Kingdom took in nearly 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Free City of Danzig.   The children were placed in British foster homes, hostels, and farms.   Most of the rescued children survived the war.   A small number were reunited with parents who had either spent the war in hiding or survived the Nazi camps, but the majority, after the war, found their parents had been killed.   Wikipedia

Decorative railings on a roof

Roof garden on a very tall building

Alley way

Pile of lighters

Pile of handbags


Steve at work



So many shoes


I love this one

Its reflection and again below

Horse reflected

Mickey Mouse brollies


The Gherkin





Lacy spade


Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

Hydrangea arborescens is a bushy, deciduous shrub with broadly ovate (oval tapered) leaves up to 18cm long, and is from the eastern USA.   Its flowers are borne in large domed or flattened clusters of mainly fertile flowers in summer, and these can be 15cm (6in) across, if not bigger.   It is more tolerant of extreme conditions than some other hydrangeas.

'Annabelle' has flower heads the size of dinner plates; big balls of flowers up to 20-25cm (8-10in) across. The flowers gradually fade from creamy white until they are papery-brown seed heads, but these stand well for months making the seed heads a potential winter feature.   A recent introduction from the USA is 'Incrediball', said to be a modern replacement for 'Annabelle' with stronger and more floriferous stems.

Grade II listed shop of 1950s, with two signs of 1934-5 by Arthur Szyk, in early C19 building.
The special interest of 88 Whitechapel High Street is limited to the two Arthur Szyk signs, one on the exterior and the other above the first floor lift shaft.
SIGNS: The external decorative sign is situated over the entrance of the shop and is a metal relief, painted gold and fixed to the wall.   The design is a Magen David, or Star of David, supported by two lions of Judah rampant and wielding sabres.   Beneath is a pair of medallions, decorated with Menorot or seven-branched candelabra.   The clawed feet of the lions rest on a thin turned base which is fixed to the wall.

Map in the roof of an alley

Brick Lane lamp

Possibly durian, but they did not smell

Road signs were in alternative script



National Front & Islamic Extremist - both unacceptable.   Vultures not owls on the left

The writing on the vest was added

Pity that someone scribbled on the artwork

Hanging out

We had lunch in a cafe opposite this signature




The vultures again

Pity about more scribbling

An appropriate portrait

Fancy this next door to your house...

Tasteful rubbish area

Patriotic flat

What is this about?




Hollyhocks on Arnold Circus

Pity about the scribble...

Red restaurant


Hurry past the monsters

We did not go in

The Gherkin again

Unexplained goat

What's the Story?


RBS Building

Steve thought these might be exploded balloons beached in the rafters

We arrived home without being bothered by any rain

32 Old Street Lamp13