Monday, June 6, 2016
Stoke Newington and Snow White
I did get out for a photo walk yesterday, the first I've taken in weeks. Since I came back from Florida at the beginning of May I haven't had a chance to do any urban exploring, and it felt good to just get out and wander. The weather cooperated and I saw lots of colorful scenes, like these guys putting up this billboard for an upcoming music festival.
(Seeing that band called "Let's Eat Grandma" reminds me of one of my former editors in Florida, who used to get such a kick out of silly band names. We once mentioned one in the newspaper called "Big White Undies" and he laughed about that for years.)
I went to Highbury and Stoke Newington, in East London. Lots of good shots.
This is the Azizye Mosque, a Turkish religious center that used to be an old cinema. According to Wikipedia, several decades ago it was showing martial-arts and softcore sex films. The building was upgraded to a mosque in 1983, and now its crisp blue-tiled facade definitely stands out on the high street.
I also came across this tiny red poppy growing, literally, in the street. Nature is amazing, isn't it?
After walking a couple of hours in the morning I came home and helped Dave do some minor stuff in the garden, and then I cleaned the house. I scrubbed all the kitchen counters and cleaned the bathroom and vacuumed the floors. I just put on my iPod and went to town, and I had a great time. Music makes all the difference when there's work to be done! (As Snow White reminded us -- though our birds and rodents, for some reason, are much less cooperative than hers.)