This derelict bridge crosses Bow Creek and once linked to a section of the Limmo Peninsular, now the Bow Creek Ecology Park. Ordnance Survey maps from the nineteenth century suggest that the bridge may have been a crossing point for the Great Eastern railway to a stabling yard that was near the current location of East India DLR station.
I recently completed a set of photographs of ‘Lock Keepers’, three residential blocks on the former Sun Flour Mills site in Bromley by Bow and now a Peabody development.
The Shoal by Studio Egret West was completed in time for 2012 and extends alongside the (old) Stratford shopping centre and car park as a defining part of Stratford’s new urban landscape.
This year’s Urban Photo Fest is themed (re:) Thinking the Street and opens at Tate Britain on Friday the 23rd October with a keynote address by London photographic artist Rut Blees Luxembourg. On Sunday 25th I am making a small contribution which is to lead a photo walk through my local neighbourhood of London’s Olympic Park and East Village, formerly the Athletes’ Village.
I’ve just returned from holiday in Portugal where I spent one day in Coimbra which, until the 13th century, was the capital of the country and is perhaps most well-known now for its prestigious university. After ascending very steep streets to the top of the town, this view of the downtown district opened up.