Whitechapel

I spent the morning wandering round Whitechapel, so much more densely built than Stepney, still with its tight nineteenth-century street formation.   I particularly admired the work that the Spitalfields Trust has done in regenerating the streets off New Road – Turner Street, Walden Street and Varden Street – where the small artisans’ houses have been spruced and gentrified:-


image

image

image

image

image

New Road itself has Gloucester Terrace with late eighteenth-century houses with Coade stone on the door surrounds:-

image

image

image

image

image

I liked the Christmas door surround in Parfett Street:-

image

image

The Whitechapel Bell Foundry has good detailing on its façade:-

image

image

I ended up admiring the new Rachel Whiteread detailing on the frieze of the Whitechapel Art Gallery:-

image

image

image

And the terracotta ornament on the façade of the Passmore Edwards library next door:-

image

image

image

Standard

4 thoughts on “Whitechapel

  1. 草光俊雄 says:

    I have been enjoying your exploration in the East End of London where I used to live. Your excursion to Spitalfields in particular was evoking my memory: as you know I lived in Elder Street for about three years with Raphael Samuel, and I explored the area almost everyday. It was sometime ago now, but I still fondly remember the time I lived the area.

  2. Jocelyn says:

    Dear Charles,

    I am a dedicated reader of your blog and want to let you how much I have enjoyed your posts as well as your photographs over this past year.

    More often than not, after reading a posting, I will open Google Maps – Street View to see the entire building or streets to take a virtual tour for myself. Thank you for sharing these “off the beaten path” views of the various parts of London and other places you have visited.

    I look forward to another year of enjoying your blog.

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    All the best,
    Jocelyn

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s