Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

Michelle W’s picture for this week’s photo challenge (Saturated, click here to see more entries) reminded me of my trip to London in June.

I’d gone to Brick Lane with the intention of doing some shopping, bu didn’t find much to buy and was instead distracted by all the street art. I’d never visited this part of the city before, and I didn’t realise that graffiti is so prolific in the area. Not only is it really colourful, there are lots of different styles and it is all really good street art.

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London Street Art

I couldn’t tell you about the great couple of days I had in London and not mention the incredible street art that I saw whilst I was there. Here are some of my favourites from Brick Lane:

 

Whilst shopping on Portobello Road, I also noticed these colourful murals by Fiona Hawthorne, a local artist who drew her inspiration from the Carnival.

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I think my favourite is the street sweepers. It reminds me of clearing up after revellers when I worked at Glastonbury one year.