Monday, 23 February 2015

Another return Urban Wander around Shoreditch, London

Well, firstly welcome back to the internet. I have been without proper broadband for over 2 weeks now, but now thankfully today we are fully connected again, and at a super speed. I have however been busy during my period off line, and activities have included several urban wanders, of which this post chronicles a small part, and also listening to my old vinyl records on my recently purchased Denon turntable ... more of which I will cover in a subsequent post pondering my mid-life crisis.

So, as alluded to above, this post will be split into two or three parts. All the contents are taken from a recent, return visit to Shoreditch and its surrounding areas, but there's quite a few photos so I thought it best to split into parts rather than blast you all with one large post. I did originally think of collating them into some sort of categorised grouping, street art, ghost signs, abandonment, etc., but instead just decided to post them in chronological order, so here goes ...

First up we have a mix of billboard posters and street art. Not sure what the building that's been adorned is but looks like it's been disused a while.

Street art, Shoreditch, London
Street art, Osborn Street, Shoreditch, London

Either this next building a little further down Osbourn Street has been recently abandoned, or the corrugated iron is temporary and allows access to whatever is hidden behind it. 

Abandonment, Osborn Street, Shoreditch, London
Abandonment, Osborn Street, Shoreditch, London

I particularly like this street art, possibly commissioned by the cocktail bar whose shuttered doorway it adorns.

Street art, Shoreditch, London
Street art, Shoreditch, London

Unfortunately this next picture did not come out quite as I'd have liked and the lettering in the brickwork is only barely visible, but I think it says

YE FRYING PAN

which I presume was once a pub, and is now a Bangladeshi restaurant.

The old and the new, Shoreditch, London
The old and the new, Shoreditch, London

As Osborn Street becomes Brick Lane, it's still not especially bust at this end of the road.

 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London

Presumably an old theatre or cinema, now home to an Indian restaurant and a lettings management company.
Old cinema or theatre, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London
Old cinema or theatre, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London

I'm not sure how long this old sign has been exposed for, but it has been impeccably preserved behind whatever newer signage more recently covered it.

Ghost sign, corner of Brick Lane and Fashion Street, Shoreditch, London

Ghost sign, corner of Brick Lane and Fashion Street, Shoreditch, London
Ghost sign, corner of Brick Lane and Fashion Street, Shoreditch, London

Ghost sign, corner of Brick Lane and Fashion Street, Shoreditch, London
Ghost sign, corner of Brick Lane and Fashion Street, Shoreditch, London

Having been completely distracted by the ghost sign on the corner, I almost overlooked the view down Fashion Street.

Fashion Street, Shoreditch, London
Fashion Street, Shoreditch, London

Another old meets new with a new(ish) sign for an Indian restaurant affixed on top of an old pub sign, well I think it's a pub sign as the first word looks like it says

WATNEYS

Hidden ghost sign, Shoreditch, London
Hidden ghost sign, Shoreditch, London

And now on to the street art part of the wander ...

Street art, Shoreditch, London
Street art, Shoreditch, London


Street art, Shoreditch, London
Street art, Shoreditch, London

Street art, Shoreditch, London
Street art, Shoreditch, London

Thanks for reading. Second and third installments to follow in the next few days now that I have an internet connection again.

    

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