Tuesday, October 16, 2012

From Farringdon to Shoreditch - Part One

A little walk anyone?

A new-ish neighborhood?

A slightly differeing "angle of vision"?

Just about a month ago, I set off to rediscover the charms of London's multi-morphing East End.  (In the sunshine, for a change.)

Setting off from Chancery Lane, I wound my way thru Hatton Garden (where jewelry is to be found, if that's your thing)

scooted past Farringdon Station which is a now new part of the CROSS RAIL network (designed to improve access and properties values across the Southeast of England - and beyond to the "Continent" - YES!), and skirted the old Smithfield Market to the north of the Barbican.

A brief saunter along Cowcross, then up through St. John,  taking a  meandering and loopy path along

Old and Leonard Streets,  rejoining the hip epicenter of the East End

which locates itself

somewhere between Arnold Circus at the North,

via Club Row

at Redchurch St.

with Shoreditch High Street

station joining you up to Brick Lane.  These were, of course MODELS in the vicinity...it being Fashion Week.  This post concentrated on "The Views".  And the ever surprising patchwork of life.  Next week this time, come back for "The Destinations", won't you?


  1. Another great 'wandelen' through London! I love the decaying turquoise tile-work in the first pic - beautiful!