Views of Spitalfields

In walking round Spitalfields this morning, I was a bit amazed and shocked by the recent gigantism of the City, lowering over its surroundings, ready to trample over everything round about.

You can see the old chimney of Truman’s brewery and the tower of Christ Church, Spitalfields:-

You get increasingly strange juxtapositions of the old and the new:-

I like the old myself – it’s precious and not just in isolation, all sanitised like Spitalfields Market, but as part of the texture of the city as a whole:-


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