27 July 2016

J Davies, Builders' Merchant, 82 Holloway Road (Then and now series)

Oh dear I have fallen behind with these Holloway Road comparison photos; it appears the last one I posted was three years ago.

OK... I am back on the horse...
The images shown below compare No. 82 Holloway Road in the 1970s with how it looked in 2013.

As you can see, No.82 has not changed much at all over the years except that an extra floor has been added; even the the octagonal advertising space still remains.
However, the 2-storey buildings to the right are long gone, replaced with The Richmond Fellowship building.
And ooh how that Glam dogs 'logo' used to irk me. It looked like "G lam dogs". 

I will try to do some more of these... I won't leave it another three years... ;-)

24 July 2016

Somewhere Over The Rainbow...

One early evening last September I was walking across the western Golden Jubilee Bridge and it started to rain.
A short sharp heavy downfall was followed by a burst of strong sunshine which created a fabulous double rainbow against a deep grey sky and a shadow of the London Eye on the Shell building.

I was so glad I had my camera with me that day.
Greeting card available here.

13 July 2016

Whitecross Street Party this Saturday 16th July

AKA The Rise of the Non-Conformists – this is a colourful, vibrant, musical event is well worth a visit.
I will have a stall there and, in addition to a selection of my clay pipe jewellery, I will for the first time be selling my  London Central cards featuring St Pauls, Barbican, Battersea Power Station and the like, as well a selection of the North London ones (click the image of them, above right).
Here is a link to a post I did about this event in 2013.
I have only just realised as I was writing that this follows on from my last post about Old Street as Whitecross Street is on its south side almost opposite St Luke's Church, so after or pre the street party why not go check out those cart entrances and unusual signs etc...?

5 July 2016

Old Street observations

Opposite St Luke's on Old Street I noticed many of the terraces have accesses to the rear once used by carts and lorries.
That's it. Just an observation.

There are plenty of other pleasing and interesting things along the stretch between Old Street roundabout and Goswell Road: