Two months ago Ellie, fabulous stepdaughter and producer of the most delicious vegan cheese, took us on a walking tour around Spitalfields, and I thought I’d share it with you today given so many of us won’t be able to get out for a while.
Great ghost sign on Crispin Street
There’s been a market here since the 13th century, but it was only in the 17th century that the streets we were exploring began to take shape. The work was led by George Bradbury and Edward Noell, and city merchants, Nicholas Barbon and John Parsons.
At the end of last month a friend visited, partly to see us but mostly to see a fabulous Embroiderers Guild exhibition. Both of us were delighted by the beauty and skill on show; every piece created by the Winchester Branch of the Embroiders Guild. One of the creations which captured my attention was their Homes Project, and I thought rather appropriate to share given many of us are currently spending more time at home.
Today’s post for Jude’s texture challenge isn’t as perfect as her Zimbabwean sculptures, but I hope you might like my twist on the textures of smooth and rough.
We had arrived early for lunch with Ellie and so decided to mooch around Bethnal Green whilst we waited. Strolling randomly we found ourselves on Cyprus Street, where we discovered a WW1 memorial commemorating soldiers from the East End.