If you’ve been following my blog for long enough or at least on social media you will have noticed how much I appreciate street art. There’s just something about it that has always fascinated me, something that started years ago when I still lived in Lisbon. It’s not like I’m an expert, but I know when something catches my eye or appeals to my sensibilities.
Yesterday going to an Instagram meetup with Ryan, Raffe and Michel was part of the plans for the day, after my visit to the salon (more on that during the week). When that fell through, I thought I’d take Michel to Brick Lane and Shoreditch, as he hadn’t been there yet. We walked around for a bit, took a few photos, rummaged through a couple of the vintage shops and ended up getting drunk on cocktails at the Brick Lounge’s happy hour – 2 cocktails for a tenner until 9pm, hello?
Street art, old buildings, markets and people. Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Hoxton. That is all.
One of the things I appreciate about street art is the ephemeral element of it. Here today, gone tomorrow. Registering these bits and pieces and see how they change or get covered over time is a fascinating process. The Brick Lane area always has some of the best street art to be seen in London, so that you can even find guided tours on the subject and the artists. If you fancy a different day out in London and would like to know more about the artists you can book a tour on websites like this one. I walked around for an hour or so and took some photos in the area, so this is what it looked like as of 15th of February 2014. Enjoy!
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