Monday, 27 February 2017

What's been happening in Walthamstow this week

Yard Sale Pizza opening up on Hoe Street. This is now open, so expect a Michael Winner's dinners report to follow

Never a dull moment at Walthamstow's bus station  

Hipster petrol on Forest road

Friday, 24 February 2017

David Hockney at the Tate Britain

The Tate Britain are celebrating 60 years of David Hockney. Tickets are allocated to time slots, so it's not too over crowded, thus letting you enjoy this mans talents. If you want to geek out on Hockney, then maybe book a ticket for a Monday or Tuesday morning.
I do enjoy Hockney's photography and I love how he looks at things as a photographer - graphic designer. Room 12 is dedicated to his iPad/tablet work, where you can see how he puts his compositions together, as mentioned go on a quiet day and you can really appreciate this. In another room, one of his sketch titles was called A Leisurely Lunch, which for me kind of feels long over due. So like life imitating art, I'll be booking one of those in. 

12 rooms of  David Hockney to explore 

Let's talk about Dave

Exit through the gift shop

Inside the Tate Britain

 A close up from the painting Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy. The inspiration behind naming one of our cats 

I'm the last splash

Friday, 10 February 2017

Meanwhile on the Gareth Gates

Gareth Gates, equals lates, get it?  Here's a few photos of London's square mile, later in the evening. 

Eko the Dragon 

Suits you sir

Goodbye Space 

Friday night, Liverpool Street station

Blackwell House. We do like a nice bay window

Having a Gurny Slade moment 

Good to see London building more offices than homes

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Hurricane Rooms, Walthamstow

Once a picture house before the days of Blockbusters and quite possibly a music hall. It then became a music venue and so I've been told, hosted the likes of Led Zeppelin and the Who. I've always known it to be the Hurricane Rooms with 24 hour Pool and Snooker. Unfortunately, unlike the cinema there didn't seem to be much love for saving the place. I guess it was quite an odd looking building and no doubt its inner beauty will be missed with time. Here's a few photos of the place being torn down, I don't think any of the outer decor has been saved either.  

Hurricane Rooms bordered up

Bulldozing of the Hurricane Rooms Walthamstow 

Soon to be new flats, Hurricane Rooms on Hoe Street

Sneak Peek, a glimpse of the Hurricane Rooms interior 

Hurricane Rooms Walthamstow

Hurricane Rooms ,Walthamstow 
 Link: Story about the Hurricane Rooms closing 

Link : Story about an illegal rave held, post closure 

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Shop Till You Drop

Yet another Walthamstow adventure. Like the Ravens in the Tower of London, I'm pretty sure that Walthamstow market would fall if the Bad Warehouse or the Hamburger Grill (not pictured) was to leave. 

BAD Warehouse, Walthamstow market
Nigel's been busy, Palmerston Road 

Osborne Mews, where market stalls go to sleep 

Cockney humour alive and well on Walthamstow market