Dirty Old London  published by
Yale University Press (October 2014)

Saturday, 12 April 2014

From Stoke Newington to Stratford

Clapton Common, the winged figures on a distant steeple, the church of the Agapemonites, whose 'spiritual brides' flocked to the bizarre cult's charismatic leaders and gave themselves (cough) body and soul. For more about them, read Sarah Wise's excellent Inconvenient People.


A pigeon ostracised by crows in Springfield Park ...


The true shape of the world revealed in shadows ...


The River Lea. Or possibly Lee. No-one seems sure ...


Two Hackney residents ...


A Victorian weir:


Angular bricks and graffiti ...


Virtually illegible on an overhead bridge ...


Desirable residence with excellent canal-side views; in need of light refurbishment ...


Spacious living-room, with excellent transport links ...


Reflecting only our emptiness ... the Olympic Legacy ...

3 comments:

  1. Fantastic photos. I need to find that church spire!

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  2. Cheers - loads about the church on the web, e.g. http://www.clapton.freeservers.com/photo3.html

    Lee

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    1. Thanks for the link. What a wonderful article! Especially this bit. "Unable to provide proof that he could walk across Clapton Pond he left Clapton with great haste." :-)

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