Brick Lane is a good place to go for a wonder-filled wander about on a sunny Sunday. The streets in the area are pulsating with folk engaging in all manners of activities. For me it's a fab place to people watch and grab a bite to eat.
We like to make regular breaks from the crowds by making for the well-preserved antiquated and story-like side streets such as Fournier, Wilkes, Folgate, Elder and Princelet Streets.
These are my most favourite streets in London and I never tire of walking through them. And, if I am to be completely honest, I like to try and surreptitiously glance through the windows to see what the houses are like within.
If you are as odd as I am, then you too may find yourself captivated by the textures of the walls in the Spitalfield/Brick Lane area. I just can't get enough of the contrast of bricks, wood, peeling paint, neglected concrete and random street art.
Things have a way of sitting side by side in a seemingly uncomfortable yet entirely appropriate way here.
Now on the subject of hot air, we came across a curious spectacle in which the fellow below was engrossed in playing his flaming tuba.
We were not entirely convinced if he was ACTUALLY playing the instrument, I would like to imagine that he was. Either way, he did a good job of making a marvellous display of himself!
Walking is hungry work and the chosen snack for the occassion was some vegetable okonomiyaki (a Japanese sort of fritter like thing) and yaki-onigiri (a sort of grilled rice ball) from the Sunday Up Market.
Thank you for sticking with us on our little saunter.
Thanks the Ponster for taking the pics.
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