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Old July 15th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #1
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Old July 15th, 2010, 11:12 PM   #2
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Great pics, you've managed to capture London's quirkier side and photographed some interesting areas and buildings. You've even managed to make some ugly areas and buildings look interesting!

I love this part of London, just south of the river, it has a real buzz about it, a lot of wealth mixed with a lot of poverty, brand new apartment blocks sitting next-door to crumbling, boarded-up Victorian buildings. I love all the old industrial buildings and warehouses too, many of which have now been converted into luxury apartment blocks.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 12:29 AM   #3
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Really nice! Thanks!
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Old July 16th, 2010, 11:44 AM   #4
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Really very nice for sure
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Old July 16th, 2010, 03:56 PM   #5
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Very nice pics and architecture! Were all of these taken in south London?

Keep em coming.

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Old July 16th, 2010, 09:52 PM   #6
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Cheers everyone.

Indeed these were taken south of the river. Basically, on a walk from Elephant & Castle, through the Rockingham Estate, across Great Dover Street, down Long Lane, around Leathermarket and up Bermondsey Street to London Bridge.

I got some shots taken in and around Hackney coming up. Some of them are not quite so "nice" though, be warned!
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Old July 16th, 2010, 10:12 PM   #7
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Not so 'nice'?... Let them come please. I love it when people show us unknown parts of theire well known city, even if it aren't the most beautiful neighbourhoods.
So great pics so far!
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Old July 16th, 2010, 10:18 PM   #8
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Old July 16th, 2010, 10:31 PM   #9
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Old July 16th, 2010, 10:45 PM   #10
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I love this grittier side of London than we normally see here on SSC. Hope more photos get added!
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Old July 16th, 2010, 11:31 PM   #11
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Old July 17th, 2010, 11:48 AM   #12
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Fantastic! The streets of London can look very mean. I never knew there was so much ye olde London grit left in Hackney.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 01:59 PM   #13
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To Orange alert. I really want to see your photos but I have given up. Ive refreshed 7 times, but I can only get about 1 in 15 to actually download.If you can, its better to post about 1-15 at a time, and then reply with another posting of about 10-12, and so on, so people like me with slower dsl can see your great snaps. Its better for you also caus it looks like there are more replies. Normally when people do to many in one post I simply give up and dont bother looking, but Id like to see yours if possible
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Old July 18th, 2010, 03:03 PM   #14
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Fantastic! The streets of London can look very mean. I never knew there was so much ye olde London grit left in Hackney.
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Some of these pictures were taken a few years ago actually, and Hackney seems to be changing for the better nowadays. Most areas of London can be very mercurial, one day appearing beautiful and serene, another day appearing mean and gritty. Hackney was my home for 22 years, and during this time it was often made out to be the worst place in Britain to live. Hackney has indeed been quite a dangerous place in the last couple of decades, but I also feel like there's something incredibly inspiring and perhaps unique about it. Most of Hackney's residents seem to have a strong pride in the area, despite it's reputation. To me it is the borough where anything can happen, and the more bizarre it is, then the more likely it is to happen in Hackney. There is a history of madness to the area. It used to be where many of London's lunatics where kept locked up. Then in the 70's and 80's it emerged as a beacon for multiculturalism. In the 90's it gained notoriety for it's poor and decaying schools, and extremely corrupt local council. More recently it has been known for it's crime. It is also the cross roads of North London and East London.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 03:05 PM   #15
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To Orange alert. I really want to see your photos but I have given up. Ive refreshed 7 times, but I can only get about 1 in 15 to actually download.If you can, its better to post about 1-15 at a time, and then reply with another posting of about 10-12, and so on, so people like me with slower dsl can see your great snaps. Its better for you also caus it looks like there are more replies. Normally when people do to many in one post I simply give up and dont bother looking, but Id like to see yours if possible
I'm having a bit of trouble with it too in fact. Thanks for pointing this out, I will try and do something about it right away.
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EDIT: Removed quite a few of the pics from this page. I'll be posting them later on Page 2. Let me know if it's any better, or if it's still overkill! Cheers.

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Old July 20th, 2010, 03:28 PM   #16
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Great photos! So I add a post to skip it to the 2nd Page.
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Looking forward to the next page
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Old July 20th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #18
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Old July 21st, 2010, 06:44 PM   #19
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