Murals in Mile End

Here in the East End, where men are real men, women are real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri are real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri is a road called ‘Mile End Road’. It’s not a particular nice road, and it’s most prominent features are countless trans fat proprietors, but on one of its nicer corners the lawyers of TV Edwards have their offices. The senior partner of that particular law firm had the excellent idea (remember, we’re talking about lawyers, not a group of individuals gifted with much creativity outside their inventiveness of outrageous fees) to donate one of the office walls to public art. Good on him. He asked a chap called Mychael Barrat to come up with the design and all in all I think he has done rather well.

What do you think?


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The Dangers of Biking in the Capital


This poignant memorial has been standing at the corner of Mile End Road / Burdett Road in the East End since I can remember and -unusually – has never defaced or removed. It reminds daily of the dangers of riding a push bike in London, and while things are slowly getting better (thanks to a mayor who rides a bike himself), there were still 19 dead and 2400 injured cyclists in 2009.

Be careful out there.