Remember Friday’s Happiness Switch? Well that was at the tail end of my walk from Camden Market to Broadway Market, snaking my way along the Regents Canal pathway. But as I’m sure you have guessed by now, there are plenty more photos where that came from!
It was surprisingly busy. Joggers zooming past, panting heavily, iPods dangling. The less motivated ones relaxing in the grass where small bright patches of sun warmed their backs. Cyclers and Borris bike beginners weaving through with their jingling warning bells.
And then the rest of us meandering along, taking in the scenery of grunge and graffiti, house boats with eccentric names bobbing on water, plants growing on their roofs. People like me with cameras. A girl speed-walking whilst reading a novel. Dogs trotting along with drooping tongues and owners in tow.
Couples holding hands, couples arguing loudly about whose fault it is they are now committed to a dinner party next weekend, couples making out on benches.
As the day slowly faded, a warm light glowed around the boats and bounced off of the water.
I spotted the estate in Hackney that’s become an art exhibition of sorts called “I Am Here” – a reminder of the real people who are involved. The project’s intention is to “open up a reflective space concerning issues about visibility and ‘urban renewal'”.
And then I spotted this old building with its faded sign and broken windows:
And an odd collection of colourful flags tied to a structure…
A comment on love versus money from Loko Ais…
The tunnels cause the pathway to narrow because they add the slant to the far side so that sometimes only one person can pass at a time, making things interesting when bikes pass.
The water was quite still and made for some interesting reflections.
Robbo’s covered up an old Banksy piece here:
And Pable Delgado strikes the canalside:
The closer I walk toward Hackney, the more street art starts to appear from the likes of Swoon, Pablo Delgado, Stik, Robbo, Loko Ais and Sweet Toof.
Next time, I’ll continue the canal walk from Broadway Market down to Limestone Basin and see what other goodies there are to discover.
Today, I’m off to the London Art Fair 2012 in Islington. Last day if you’re looking for something to do!