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Old June 6th, 2010, 05:31 PM   #21
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Fantastic pics! I love the Brick Lane area!
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Old June 6th, 2010, 07:54 PM   #22
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Hello spliff fairy, future mayor of London, will you be posting pictures of nearby Shoreditch as well? Or will you stick to the Spitalfields/Brick Lane area for this thread?
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Old June 7th, 2010, 12:02 AM   #23
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aw, not Shoreditch end, tho its just as funky I know. I think my fingers on the clicker would wear out by then

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Old June 7th, 2010, 12:08 AM   #24
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Old June 8th, 2010, 07:20 AM   #25
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The street atmosphere must be great on those busy days

Thanks for the pics!
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Old June 8th, 2010, 01:18 PM   #26
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yep its only this crowded on Sundays, tho at night its pretty jammed too as its a big nightlife area. Weekdays its a nondescript part of town, with the odd hipster here or there.
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Old June 8th, 2010, 01:19 PM   #27
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Old June 8th, 2010, 01:20 PM   #28
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Old June 8th, 2010, 03:54 PM   #29
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Outstading!

Every tourist in London should visit Brick Lane, but without ruining the street vibe.
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Old June 8th, 2010, 08:48 PM   #30
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Thanks again, I can't get enough!
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Old July 8th, 2010, 02:12 PM   #31
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Old July 8th, 2010, 09:25 PM   #32
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This is the best London gallery I've seen in a long time here at SSC. No injustice to the others, but they usually capture again and again the same, though lovely famous sites. It's great to see a gallery on this part of London. And spliff fairy, you done a great job.

What amazes me also about this part of the East End, is its proximity to the banking district. Get off the tube at Liverpool Street Station and you are smack in the wealthy CBD, with glitzy modern architecture and grand historical banks and offices. Walk 5-10 minutes and it suddenly changes to this. No wonder the rents are going up. If I worked in an office in the City here would be a great place to live just a short walk away.

A few years ago I was in London and went to meet a friend for a curry at Brick Lane and a few drinks afterwards. I got off the tube on Commercial Road and had to rub my eyes. I swore I wasn't in Europe any more. I had been to Brick Lane a few times before, but nothing prepared me for how Commercial Road had changed. I could have been in North Africa. It was amazing.

Please continue this thread, keep posting pictures and make it a regular occurrence for updates. I would love to see you show some Shoreditch photos now that you say it's also great.
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Old July 9th, 2010, 04:03 PM   #33
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Thanks mate, yep its such a difference this part of town to the Financial district right next door. If ever youre in town gimme a bell











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Old July 9th, 2010, 04:12 PM   #34
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Brick Lane looks awesome
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Old July 9th, 2010, 07:35 PM   #35
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Amazing thread!
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Old July 11th, 2010, 11:12 AM   #36
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Thanks mate, yep its such a difference this part of town to the Financial district right next door. If ever youre in town gimme a bell
Thanks for the offer Actually, I'm in London again in a few days and will be next door to you guys in the City. But only a fleeting visit. Flying in for a black tie dinner in the restaurant on top of the Gherkin, then straight out the next morning. Looking forward to the view from up there.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 11:24 AM   #37
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Amazing photo-updates well done
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Old July 11th, 2010, 02:54 PM   #38
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Fantastic area, i like it.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 07:24 PM   #39
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This is incredible. Sometimes I walk down Brick Lane and think "this is so unique, no one could ever fully replicate or completely capture this place", but you have captured the atmosphere on the street pretty much 100% precisely.

This thread was a joy to see, keep up the fantastic work spliff fairy.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 03:00 PM   #40
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Thanks guys,

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