In Bunhill

As the world turns I in turn have described an arc, or perhaps it is a kind of spiral, here in London, over the past two decades. Starting one tranche of my life in Tower Hill, moving then to Bethnal Green, and then to Tottenham, to the mysterious north eastern quarter that knows no validation. […]

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The Pleasure Bath

Perilous Pond became the first outdoor swimming pool in London, renamed Peerless Pool in 1805, closed and drained in 1850 it is now Peerless Street. The first time I saw the Children’s Eye Hospital I thought the jagged fascia rather cruel. YOU COULD PUT SOMEBODY’S EYE OUT WITH THAT! Sharp metal shards suspended, screening the […]

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Eye Eye!

Forgive me, readers, it has been some time since my last confession. If you are friended to me on the face book you will know that I have been moving house and beetling up and down to Brighton, to boot. And that I have had horrible deprivations on the broadband front. I’m still tethering, here, […]

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