Streets of Spitalfields

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.

Crispin Street, Spitalfields

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.

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Both inside and out

Now I have finally properly tagged and labelled my 12,000 plus photographs when I see Cee’s fabulous photo challenges I don’t have to just rely on my memory or spend hours scrolling through the albums. I can simply use the search button, well almost! A little bit more work might just still be needed.

Anyhow yesterday Cee challenged us with her Tuesday Fun Foto, asking us to consider Which Way with walks indoor or outdoor. Well I couldn’t decide which way to walk so went indoor and outdoors simultaneously!

Praça do Comércio

Praça do Comércio, Lisboa

A lovely English stroll for a Monday

I’m pretty sure with the exception of a walk in a Pittsburgh park that all of my entries for Jo’s Monday Walk challenge have been Portuguese. Now whilst I am more likely to put on my hiking boots on in the Algarve we do walk in England too. So as Jo is in Poland this week and probably missing the warmth of the Algarve, I thought I’d save my Algarvian walks for another Monday and today share a very English walk we did the other day. If you like trains, rivers, archaeology and wildlife then this could be perfect for you. Continue reading