Homes and Houses

A row of Victorian terraced houses, a three-storey town house, a post-war block of flats and a modern apartment block – oh, and a House of God, just for good measure 🙂

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Delapidation, Demolition, Renovation, Rubble

There’s always some kind of residential building work going on here in East London – some delapidated or derelict homes sadly do get knocked down but most get fixed up and updated, one way or another 🙂

Corner Shops Big and Small

The Victorians seem to have been big on building local corner shops into the fabric of their terraced housing, where the entrance is set into the cut-off corner itself, on a diagonal to the rest of the walls – we actually live in a flat where the original building was once a Victorian corner shop plus accommodation (converted to three individual flats in the 1980’s) 🙂

A Post About Post

Here in the UK, our postal system livery is red – Pillar Box Red, to be exact! You post your letter in a post box, often found outside a post office, then a postman (male or female, because let’s face it postperson just sounds silly) in a van comes round at set times to empty the box and collect the post to be taken to the sorting office. After sorting all the post into individual delivery rounds, more postmen walk their rounds street by street, positioning their large lockable trolley at the end of each somewhere to keep the post secure, and delivering your post (via a heavy shoulder bag) directly through your door 🙂

Images taken in and around Leytonstone, East London 🙂

Let’s ‘ave a butcher’s…

‘Butcher’s Hook’ is Cockney rhyming slang for ‘look’ – so ‘Let’s ‘ave a butcher’s’ means ‘Let’s have a look’, which is a silly play on words on my images of a delivery of whole carcasses to be butchered into joints for selling on to the rest of us to buy and eat. Not necessarily something you expect to see every day while out for a walk around Leytonstone in East London, but I asked if it was OK to take a few pics and the guys were very obliging 🙂