Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Brick by Brick Lane

If you walk up Fashion Street, E1, by Brick Lane, you'll find these beautiful buildings, whose restoration was finally unveiled earlier this year. What I love about them is that they seem to be a cultural, geographical and, now, temporal crossover, as they look very much like the Victorian edifices you might see in Karachi, Pakistan, (the grander ones are referred to as Venetian Gothic, such as Frere Hall) except in this case the vernacular has been brought back to Britain. Also on Brick Lane, I enjoyed this latest piece by Stik:

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