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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Bricklane

Bricklane ( ব্রিক লেন) the Bangladeshi quarter of London.
Names of places in the UK really are literal. Bricklane was where bricks were manufactured (in the 15th century) and the buildings are made of brick.
From bricks it moved to brewing beer and weaving and tailoring cloth.

All this colourful past is alive and well in the current markets. Petticoat Lane and Spitalfields.

14 comments:

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Great shot. Love the details.

Luis Gomez said...

Excellent!

Sharon Creech said...

Love the commentary and the photo.

Dave said...

Interesting details. I wonder if the Black Raven is still going in Petticoat lane?

/t. said...

i can
almost feel
these wonderful textures

nice one, mo

× × ×

/t.

Margaret said...

Bricks and stonework are my favorites!

Karine said...

Great shot, I love all the different things to look at in it, the lady walking by, the street names in the two languages, the graffiti...and perhaps directions to Gavin's bachelor party?

Sy's Prints said...

Hi Mo,
Thanks for your comment. I love your photos, esp the Fountains as Trafalgar Square- beautiful! We live in such a wicked city. ;-)
Sy

Irina said...

London, you are so special.

The Londoneer said...

I love it down there - particularly the bagel bakery and 93 Feet East, the live music venue. I've seen loads of kicking bands there :)

H said...

LOL @ Buxton St. Just up the road from me :)

Great photo. Love the detail. It's not pretty, but it's interesting.

gloria cuce' said...

It's nice to discover all this things,thank you!

Jack said...

Nice image. Plenty of wear and tear, but also plenty of life.

jabblog said...

It must have been a village lane once upon a time. London is a series of connected villages.

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