Hackney's graffiti artists keeping the walk down the river Lea vibrant and dynamic. Here's a gallery from my walk from Clapton to Fish Island earlier in the week.
Sunday, 19 February 2012
February... not long to go now before the beautiful green expanse of the football pitches is lost to the olympic (car) park. In June, the now peaceful marshes will host the Radio One Hackney Weekend, a star-studded musical extravaganza. Paths have been manicured, resurfaced and bridges updated and painted.
|Looking across the football pitches|
|The River Lea, Springfield|
|The River Lea, Hackney|
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Another beautiful Sunday morning... London Fields Lido for a swim, then on to Columbia Road market for breakfast. This colourful street, brimming with flowers and plants, is lined with a wonderful mix of shops selling everything from homewares, vintage fabrics and fashion, jewellery, garden accessories, art and food.
|Jessie Chorley and Buddug Humphreys' shop J&B is a beutifully styled collection of handmade jewellery, journals, cards and home ornaments.|
Monday, 1 August 2011
The completed olympic stadium across the river from Hackney Wick
Local artists opened their studios and exhibited work in pop-up spaces. There was a feast of multicultural food and drink stalls and craft market stalls lined the curbs. Live music filled the air and booze-happy revelers partied into the balmy night.
The river, coated in green algae, provided cool respite for some daring swimmers and played host to a Coracle Regatta. Courageous volunteers raced across the river in the tiny bowl-shaped vessels, many capsizing into the water, drawing a crowd of cheering spectators on both banks.
The Coracle Regatta on the River Lea
Folly for a Flyover under the A12 in Hackney Wick
As we wandered back towards home we stopped for some shade and refreshments at Folly For A Flyover, a temporary building (café) hand-built using reclaimed wood from the area underneath the graffiti-adorned east and westbound flyover of the A12. The folly was constructed in June and will soon be dismantled, so it's worth a visit to a catch film, workshop, boat trip or a snack before it disappears!
Continuing homeward we reflected on our enjoyment of a sunny, hot and truly Hackney weekend!
Friday, 18 February 2011
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
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