London Life
Follow
Find
15.0K views | +9 today
London Life
the best of London
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Welcome to London Life! Enjoy your visit and come back soon!

Welcome to London Life!                                      Enjoy your visit and come back soon! | London Life | Scoop.it

I enjoy stitching this together. It's a crazy patchwork of this city's cultural life ...past, present and yet to happen. It gets ripped apart and sewn afresh most days. Its frequent changes often depend on the colour of the sky, the mood on the street, the rhythm of the river.

 

I love this city, in its various guises. Curating this online magazine makes me love it even more. It's always going to be a voyage of discovery as I keep unearthing more interesting finds, while digging over the familiar. Join me on the journey! You'd be SO  welcome!

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Sit right down. Stay as long as you like and help yourself to refreshments. Have a good browse and let us know what you think. Email is probably best, if you don't want to sign up and leave a comment below any of the posts.

 

Either way I'd love to hear from you!

 

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor

bestoflondonlife@aol.com

 

 

 

          

 

more...
Decorwise's curator insight, November 1, 2013 10:01 AM

"I enjoy stitching this together. It's a crazy patchwork of this city's cultural life [...] Its frequent changes often depend on the colour of the sky, the mood on the street, the rhythm of the river."

Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

@ The Camden Fringe 2014

@ The Camden Fringe 2014 | London Life | Scoop.it

"It's (nearly) here! The 9th Camden Fringe will take place this summer and it's our biggest festival yet with over 200 different productions being performed in 24 venues in and around the borough of Camden.

 

The full programme is now available and tickets are on sale. See you in Camden soon!"

 

http://www.camdenfringe.com/?id=3

 

 "A dizzying alternative to the Edinburgh Festival extravaganza - frequently weird, sometimes wonderful and always unpredictable". Metro

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Festival Choice: SHUFFLE FESTIVAL 2014

Festival Choice: SHUFFLE FESTIVAL 2014 | London Life | Scoop.it
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

30th July - 4 August

 

for info on film programme http://www.shufflefestival.com/programme/

and for the music and comedy programme details http://www.shufflefestival.com/music-comedy

 

It's going to get mighty lively in the cemetery!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Photography Exhibition Choice: John Hedgecoe Comes ‘Home’ in RCA Exhibition

Photography Exhibition Choice: John Hedgecoe Comes ‘Home’ in RCA Exhibition | London Life | Scoop.it

 

"VIVAT! VIVAT! MY ENGLAND!, which opens at the Royal College of Art on 17 July, presents a selection of 34 of John Hedgecoe’s most iconic photographs, curated by Basil Alkazzi and Jenny Hedgecoe, some of which will be exhibited for the first time.

 

Among Britain's leading post-war portrait photographers, Hedgecoe (1937–2010) captured many of the twentieth-century’s leading cultural icons – from Francis Bacon, Mary Quant and Ted Hughes to Agatha Christie, Vita Sackville West and David Hockney. And of course, Her Majesty the Queen.

 

Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey commented, ‘John’s most important photographic legacy is his portraits; the empathy he was able to create with the sitter… Two of John’s subjects stand out from all others. One is the Queen, whom he photographed for the Royal Mail to create the image that is on every postage stamp, making it the most reproduced photographic portrait ever taken. The other is the sculptor Henry Moore whom he met when he was a student. They became good friends and the closeness between them gives an extra dimension of him to John’s photographs.’

 

Hedgecoe first photographed Henry Moore as a student at the RCA in 1953. In 1957 Hedgecoe joined Queen magazine as staff photographer, under the editorship of future RCA Rector Jocelyn Stevens. In 1965 he founded the Photography Department at the Royal College of Art, and was an inspiring Professor of Photography and then Pro-Rector from 1975–1994.

 

John’s widow, Jenny, remembers, ‘One of the many amazing things about John was his diversity. I always used to think that he made everyone else look as though they were tiptoeing through life. Not him! ’

 

Hedgecoe’s love for the College inspired him to establish the John Hedgecoe Scholarship at the Royal College of Art. All prints in the exhibition will be for sale with proceeds going towards enlarging this magnanimous gift for future Photography students.

 

Artist Basil Alkazzi, a close friend of John’s and co-curator of the exhibition commented:  ‘Looking through his photographs I was touched by his love for England and all things English. I observed his use of light and his play with shadows; the shape of a hand or hands and parts of bodies are mirrored to roots and barks of a tree…His great love was of course, people, and the response to his warmth as a photographer reveals the less affected energy of the sitter, be it the Queen, Margaret Thatcher, John Gielgud, or any of the many creative people he photographed.’ 

 

Rector of the Royal College of Art, Dr Paul Thompson said: ‘It’s truly wonderful that so many of John’s best-known works are ‘coming home’… to see these photographs gathered together under the RCA’s roof will serve as a timely reminder as to the sheer expertise of the man.’ 

 

VIVAT! VIVAT! MY ENGLAND is on show in the Upper Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 17 July – 5 August 2014"

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Gilbert & George SCAPEGOATING PICTURES @ White Cube

Gilbert & George SCAPEGOATING PICTURES @ White Cube | London Life | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed here

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jul/16/gilbert-and-george-scapegoating-pictures-white-cube

 

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/exhibitions/gilbert--george-scapegoating-pictures-for-london-white-cube--exhibition-review-9614228.html

 

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Do watch this G&G video!

http://sco.lt/7v9OKH

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

South London’s Severndroog Castle now open

South London’s Severndroog Castle now open | London Life | Scoop.it

"After decades of closure, South London's very own castle is now open to the public again."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

read more here from the excellent London blogger Ian Visits: 

http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2014/06/28/south-londons-severndroog-castle-to-reopen-to-the-public/

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Opening hours and directions: http://www.severndroogcastle.org.uk/visit-us.html

twitter  feed https://mobile.twitter.com/Severndroog

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

What’s on @ Trinity Buoy Wharf

What’s on @ Trinity Buoy Wharf | London Life | Scoop.it
Docklands' most exciting arts quarter
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

What's On @ Shakespeare's Globe

What's On @ Shakespeare's  Globe | London Life | Scoop.it
Shakespeare's Globe offers a theatrical season rich in variety.
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Lest we forget

700 £5 standing tickets available for every performance.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

John and George @ Howard Griffin Gallery

John and George @ Howard Griffin Gallery | London Life | Scoop.it

http://howardgriffingallery.com/exhibitions/john-and-george/

 

until August 17

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Read more about John Dolan in  #Spitalfieldslife

 

http://sco.lt/7S4gML

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor from Weird and Wonderful East London
Scoop.it!

East London from the air

#eastlondonair A unique and fascinating look at East London from the air. Music 'Stratosphere' kindly donated by David O'Brien / Gareth Johnson.

Via Gareth Rees
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

I spy .. the tail of a fox ..

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Free events @ The National Gallery #London

Free events @ The National Gallery #London | London Life | Scoop.it
Join in and be inspired: explore the collection with free events at the National Gallery every week

 

Take a free tour of the collection, every day of the week

Led by Gallery lecturers, these 60-minute tours stop off at some of the Gallery's most definitive works, providing a general overview of the collection.

Daily guided tours take place every day at 11.30am and 2.30pm. There are additional tours at 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Friday Lates tours take place every Friday at 7pm.

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

31 March

 

I'm off to sample the free tour today @ 2:30.

Felt inspired by my visit to The Sunflowers yesterday!

 

Later

 

And very good it was too.

 

Rebecca Lyons was our guide and gave us an informed, engaging tour of selected works from the gallery., including putting the works in context. I'll be going back for another tour soon, as the passion and the insider knowledge really brought the paintings to life.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

BOHO LONDON :: The Museum Of Soho

BOHO LONDON :: The Museum Of Soho | London Life | Scoop.it
soho local history and museum community ephemera social archives

 

 

 

 

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Oho

so boho

soho

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

A Room for London stays for 2014

A Room for London stays for 2014 | London Life | Scoop.it

'A Room for London will be staying at the Southbank Centre for 2014.

 

Do sign up to our newsletter to get updates on future A Room for London ballots, and other news from Living Architecture.

 

A new perspective on the River Thames

 

Writer and broadcaster Tom Sutcliffe, guest on 31st August 2013, wrote: “A Room For London is magical. Big Ben out of one window, St. Paul's out of the other...”. “Had a wonderful evening in Room For London. I recommend you sign up for the next ballot now”.

 

There can be few places to stay a night in London quite as unusual, poetic and life-enhancing as A Room for LondonLiving Architecture's 'boat' perched, as if by retreating floodwaters, on the very edge of the Queen Elizabeth hall at the Southbank Centre.

 

The one-bedroom installation is intended to offer guests a place of refuge and reflection amidst the flow of traffic at this iconic location in the capital. The lower and upper decks offer extraordinary views, by day and night, of a London panorama that stretches from Big Ben to St Paul's cathedral. Inside, the boat is a beautifully crafted timber object, full of nooks and crannies to explore – and all the creature comforts that one would expect in a good hotel.

 

On arrival 'aboard', guests are invited to fill in a logbook detailing what they have experienced during their stay, out of the window as much as within themselves. In future years, we hope that the boat will resume its journey and find itself perched in other vital parts of London (or outside London), in a location that provides great views and makes for a stimulating experience for our guests.'

 

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

On a recent visit to the Southbank, I was delighted to see Noah's Ark still in position above the QEH. I'm going to sign up for the newsletter and enter the next ballot! What an inspiring view for those lucky enough to experience London from this angle.

 

past coverage here

July | 2012 | bestoflondonlife
http://bestoflondonlife.wordpress.com/2012/07/

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival

Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival | London Life | Scoop.it

24 July – 3 August at Central Saint Martins

7 – 10 August at Kings Place

 

Tête à Tête's 8th annual Festival transforms as it moves to King's Cross.

 

"Dozens of performances of world and London premieres push the frontiers of opera and fill the area with sound, spectacle and an explosion of creativity over three long weekends.

 

For the first two, we perform at the Platform Theatre, Studio Theatre and White Lab of the breathtaking Granary Building, home of Central Saint Martins, bringing a panopoly of new skills to the party."

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Check out the programme  here 

http://www.tete-a-tete.org.uk/festival-2014/

 

There are quite a few free pop up opera events happening in the public spaces @ King's Cross .think it might be a question of turning up at the appointed time and taking pot luck as to what you might see and hear  .. we could find out the times of the popups

and details of the short operas, but  no indication of what was on where and when

 

http://www.tete-a-tete.org.uk/pop-operas/

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Exhibition Choice: Summer Show @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery

Exhibition Choice: Summer Show @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery | London Life | Scoop.it

MIX: Summer Group Show

 

18 July 2014 - 13 September 2014

 

"Our forthcoming exhibition is called MIX and forms part of the gallery’s biannual group show programme, which showcases and introduces the breadth of artists that are associated with the gallery.

 

Running throughout the summer, on display you’ll find new original works from our roster of contemporary and street artists alongside iconic pieces from world renowned names. Expect to see everything from classic oil on canvas, through to neon/light sculpture and even latex.

To register your interest in the show or to add your name to the guest list for the evening, please email: gallery@lawrencealkingallery.com

 

Expect to see works from the following:

 

Chapman Brothers, Andy Picci, Noah Taylor, Ross Ryan, Jake Wood-Evans, Michelle Mildenhall, Jessica Albarn, Sara Pope, Shuby, Anna Kyriacou, Russell Marshall, David Walker, Miss Bugs, Andy Doig, Dan Baldwin, Magnus Gjoen, Banksy, Dave Ross, Dave White, Ryan Callanan, Peter Blake, Sarah Shaw, Copyright, Gemma Compton, Geraldine Swayne, Tom French, Carne Griffiths, Sepe, Nick Smith, Bonnie and Clyde, Maria Rivans, Gedvile Bunikyte, Thomas Brothers, Mr Brainwash, Damien Hirst, Ben Eine "

 

 

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

 

I have been an admirer of Carne Griffiths' work (pictured above) for some time .As stated, an interesting mix at this summer show!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Museum Choice: Prefab Museum pops up in Catford ..and stays until September ...

Museum Choice: Prefab Museum pops up in Catford ..and stays until September ... | London Life | Scoop.it

Excalibur in the news:

http://londonist.com/2014/02/prefab-museum-coming-to-catford.php

 

Previous coverage:

 

 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/jan/06/excalibur-castles-prefab-post-war-demolished

 

http://www.ribajournal.com/pages/excalibur__pamela_buxton_jan13_202495.cfm

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/sonia-zhuravlyova/the-end-is-close-for-pala_b_1992269.html?just_reloaded=1

 

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

 

check out this video http://vimeo.com/91704751

 

 

Latest 

http://dirtymodernscoundrel.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/prefab-post-fab-and-just-fab.html?m=1

 

http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2014/04/25/prefab-museum-extended-until-the-end-of-summer/

 

http://blog.zealous.co/blog/insights/zealous-story-elizabeth-blanchet-prefab-museum/

 

Update

The Prefab Museum is now open until September

 Saturdays. Get along! Before it's too late!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Elisabeth Blanchet www.elisabethblanchet.com is the curator of this prefab museum which opens in Catford in March. This is a unique opportunity to experience 'prefab life' in an actual prefab, as it would have been in the 1940s.


It will be both a celebration and a farewell as most of these Catford bungalows will be demolished later this year. That they continued to survive for so long is nothing short of a miracle. Built by German POWs in 1945/6, they were erected to provide post-war temporary housing for returning servicemen and their families. Intended to last a decade, those who lived in them for most of their lives lovingly considered them as palaces, because of the 'mod cons' they offered.
I have not yet visited the estate but by all accounts it is no longer the thriving community it once was. In the past few years, most of the residents have reluctantly left their dilapidating homes, in advance of the bulldozers. The homes might be lost but the memories will linger on, thanks to the determination of people like Elizabeth who,over the past decade has carefully documented the social history of the Excalibur estate through photograph and documentary film.


I have a special interest in prefabs. I lived in one in Northern Ireland, up to the age of 6. I have a few memories of that happy time spent in our cosy,  lamplit tin roofed home, with our own hens on a nearby strip of land; but it was a long time ago. I shall be going to some of the Saturday events. I am quite excited by the prospect of reliving some of the experience, and, more importantly, unlocking the door to many more details of a domestic life I once experienced and have forgotten. But most of all, I look forward to meeting fellow prefabbers and hearing their stories. Maybe I'm biased, because we have a connection, but I reckon they will turn out to be very spirited, special people.

more...
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's curator insight, February 19, 10:50 AM

Elisabeth Blanchet www.elisabethblanchet.com is the curator of this prefab museum which opens in Catford in March. This is a unique opportunity to experience 'prefab life' in an actual prefab, as it would have been in the 1940s.


It will be both a celebration and a farewell as most of these Catford bungalows will be demolished later this year. That they continued to survive for so long is nothing short of a miracle. Built by German POWs in 1945/6, they were erected to provide post-war temporary housing for returning servicemen and their families. Intended to last a decade, those who lived in them for most of their lives lovingly considered them as palaces, because of the 'mod cons' they offered.
I have not yet visited the estate but by all accounts it is no longer the thriving community it once was. In the past few years, most of the residents have reluctantly left their dilapidating homes, in advance of the bulldozers. The homes might be lost but the memories will linger on, thanks to the determination of people like Elizabeth who,over the past decade has carefully documented the social history of the Excalibur estate through photograph and documentary film.


I have a special interest in prefabs. I lived in one in Northern Ireland, up to the age of 6. I have a few memories of that happy time spent in our cosy, lamplit, tin roofed home, with our own hens on a nearby strip of land; but it was a long time ago. I shall be going to the museum launch and hopefully to some of the other events. I am quite excited by the prospect of reliving some of the experience, and, more importantly, unlocking the door to many more details of a domestic life I once experienced and have forgotten. But most of all, I look forward to meeting fellow prefabbers and hearing their stories. Maybe I'm biased, because we have a connection, but I reckon they will turn out to be very spirited, special people.

Suggested by Avenue Story
Scoop.it!

Matisse @ Tate Modern

Matisse @ Tate Modern | London Life | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

It's Back! The Floating Cinema

It's Back!  The Floating Cinema | London Life | Scoop.it
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Booking now open for eclectic events on London canals that are sure to float your boat.

http://www.floatingcinema.info/events

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

~GRAD Gallery ~Work and Play behind the Iron Curtain

~GRAD Gallery ~Work and Play behind the Iron Curtain | London Life | Scoop.it

GRAD’s exhibition examines daily life in the new builds through the resulting boom in Soviet design, which saw the development of many beloved staple items of the Eastern Bloc: from the Chaika vacuum cleaner and the Vyatka scooter to Alenka chocolate and Nevalyashka roly-poly dolls. Bringing together domestic appliances, food and cosmetics packaging, electronic devices, toys and sporting equipment, the display reveals a lesser known side of Soviet society: consumerism and popular culture. Underground culture is hinted at through bootleg copies of vinyl records featuring banned Russian and Western music. Ingeniously made using illegally obtained medical X-ray sheets, they featured fragmented images of human skeletons and were circulated secretly up to the mid 1960s. 

 

This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to examine every day life, work and play in the Soviet Union, through the prism of its quirky, yet iconic designs, be they quotidian items such as the avoska string shopping bag or the model of luxurious limousine made especially for Stalin. 

 

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

London Life intends to visit this exhibition!

It's on until 24 August

Free Entry

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Two Houses In Spitalfields

Two Houses In Spitalfields | London Life | Scoop.it

"This is the secret door concealed behind the fireplace that connects the dwellings of Jocasta Innes, the Cook, Writer & Paint Specialist, and Richard MacCormac, the Architect, in Heneage St. It was my good fortune to step through this doorway upon my very first visit to Spitalfields, many years ago, and I think the wonder of this experience was instrumental in drawing me to this place.

 

Even then, it was apparent that this extraordinary architectural feature revealed the metaphorical nature of the two different houses it linked, each manifesting their owners’ contrasted sensibilities yet by their connection emblematic of the personal relationship which bound them together. Now Richard MacCormac has published a book entitled Two Houses In Spitalfields with atmospheric photographs by Jan Baldwin that serves as a poignant record of the life he shared there with Jocasta Innes who died last year."

 

 The Gentle Author

 

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

What a perfect idea!  No room for marital discord with such a perfect arrangement at home.

 

It's lovely to be allowed through the secret door, through these photographs.  It can't have been easy for the photographer, but what a tribute to his wife and a beautiful way of honouring and remembering their lives together and apart, through these special domestic interiors.  Jocasta Innes and what a gift to those of us who love beautifully restored characterful old houses. Especially those with secrets.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

London's hidden interiors – in pictures

London's hidden interiors – in pictures | London Life | Scoop.it
From the grandeur of Whitehall to an unremarkable high street in south London, a peek behind the capital's facades reveals an amazing architectural heritage that rivals some of its most visited and celebrated sites, as these images from a new English Heritage book illustrate
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Sensational Butterflies @ Natural History Museum

Sensational Butterflies @ Natural History Museum | London Life | Scoop.it

"From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Museum's front lawn is alive with the return of our popular outdoor, Sensational Butterflies."

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

There's something about summer that shouts butterflies!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Saatchi Gallery PANGAEA: NEW ART FROM AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA

Saatchi Gallery PANGAEA: NEW ART FROM AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA | London Life | Scoop.it

Until November 2

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Ants in your pants? Anyone?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Saturdays @ Rose Theatre

Saturdays @ Rose Theatre | London Life | Scoop.it

The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, and the public formed a campaign to 'Save the Rose' and protect it from redevelopment. The Rose was the first of four playhouses to be built at Bankside.

 

Shakespeare's company, which was based at the nearby Globe Theatre also played here. During the summer months Shakespeare's Globe brings tours to the Rose  every day except Monday, and the tours encompass both the Globe Exhibition and the site of the Rose.

 

Fundraising to fully excavate the site is still ongoing, and in the meantime, visitors can explore a light and sound exhibition, with a video narrated by Sir Ian Mckellan. There is also large scale model of the Rose Theatre as it might have been in 1587.

 

Info from londontown.com

 

  

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

January 2014

I stumbled upon this today.

A Shakesperean gem, tucked into the backstreets.

Unique.

Surprising.

Enterprising.

And in need of your support.

 

Open every Saturday, from 10 - 5.

Closed during the week, except for evening productions.

Events @ Rose Theatre

http://www.rosetheatre.org.uk/

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rose_(theatre)

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

The secret ticket that only works in one tube station

The secret ticket that only works in one tube station | London Life | Scoop.it
On the London Underground there are a number of different sorts of tickets that you can buy, but there is one ticket that works at just one station, and you can't buy it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Colin Rosie, Hat Seller

Colin Rosie, Hat Seller | London Life | Scoop.it

"Over this last autumn and winter, Colin Rosie has established himself as one of Spitalfields Market’s most celebrated characters. Always debonair in his grey three-piece suit with gloves and sporting a topper, Colin has brought distinction to the market and gets photographed as many as fifty times a day by admiring tourists."

 

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

The Gentle Author has done it again. 

Another of the East End's memorable characters elegantly captured by his pen and lens.

more...
No comment yet.