Weekend Roundup - 18th/19th Oct '14
I haven't done a 'weekend roundup' for a while, so thought I'd make amends. On Saturday morning I was joined by Lynne and her cohorts from Hertfordshire, Sarah & Suzie from Leeds and London and Udit and Prianka from India. The walk from Trafalgar Square to St Paul's cathedral heads through Covent Garden and Paul (who was on the walk) mentioned about the recent addition to the piazza; an art installation by Alex Chinneck which is on the opposite side of Covent Garden to St Paul's Church. I'd also not seen it myself, so we went to have a look. Basically, Alex Chinneck specialises in architectural sculptures and along with a massive team of builders, engineers, set designers and numerous other people, they've managed to recreate a large section of the market buildings (that were added to Covent Garden in the 1830s) and made it look as if the top half of the building has been torn off and is floating away. If you happen to be in the area go and have a look. It's quite intriguing.
On Saturday afternoons I do a walk which begins at St Paul's cathedral, then heads over the Millennium Bridge to Bankside & Borough on the south side of the Thames. After a minor mooch around Borough we head back over London Bridge to finish by Monument. Here are Saturday afternoons group in a pretty nondescript location at the end of the walk.
The Sunday walk involves a wander around the east London areas of Shoreditch, Old Street, Columbia Road and Spitalfields. This weekend I was joined by Gitte, Jacob and Nikolina from Denmark and Ron who was down for a few days from Blackburn. There's a fair bit of street art knocking around in east London and I took the photo of them standing in front of a piece by veteran French street artist Thierry Noir.
And ... because I've been a bit lapse, here are some of the previous weekend walkers this month.
Best beard - Ed
Second best beard -Fred
Third best beard - Ron
Best moustache - No winners
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