Photographer's Note

I think that this was the back door to an old pub, or something similar. Brick lane is a fascinating area to visit.

Brick Lane is in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in East London and the centre of the Bangladeshi-Sylheti community. Brick Lane was once known for its brick and tile manufacturing but by the 17th century was being developed for much needed housing. Brewing came to the area at about the same time, with water taken from deep wells. In the 19th Century Irish and Ashkenazi Jews settled in the area. Indeed, the famous Sunday market, which still exists, dates from a dispensation given to the Jewish community because there were no Sunday markets because of the Christian observance of the Sabbath. In the 20th Century the majority of immigrants were Bangladeshis.

The Brick Lane Market is a very vibrant event every Sunday and is the heart of a regenerated art and fashion area. It is world-famous for its graffiti which can be found extensively in the area, as shown in the photo.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 0 N: 4741] (23019)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2015-06-14
  • Categories: Oeuvres d'art
  • Exposition: f/0.6
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2016-02-13 8:49
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