Sunday, September 27, 2015
Stranded in Leyton
I went out to Leyton yesterday to do some more photography for, yes, Bleeding London -- the project that would not die! The organizers are still trying to fill some gaps in coverage for the online gallery, so I got some street lists and went shooting.
I was out all afternoon. I popped into Pret for a sandwich after my French class, which ends at 1 p.m., and then caught the tube -- and I'd say I was shooting for about four hours. The needed streets were not always contiguous, and there was a lot of walking from one point to another.
I had a rough idea that I would walk northwest and catch a train from the Lea Bridge station. But when I finally got there, hours later, imagine my surprise at finding the station not only closed but completely gone. A huge renovation project has left only rubble in its wake. So there I was, stranded, not really knowing the area and all walked out. I caught the first bus toward town and figured it had to pass a tube station at some point. It did, but only after weaving through Hackney and Shoreditch. I got home two hours later!
I was initially thinking about going out today to shoot more, but I think I'll save it for next weekend. I gotta pay some attention to Dave and the dog.
Overall, I did get some good pictures, though, so I can't complain. I always find interesting stuff in Leyton. Remember the "Peculiar" barber shop above? I shot it a few years ago but was never happy with that image because of the big ugly trash receptacle out front. This time I got a much cleaner picture!