16 September 2016

Out walking

The walk (with London Strollers) started at Limehouse station. I was there early and enjoyed a coffee from the "cart", which made me perhaps a little too perky. Certainly everything looked very interesting and I took too many photos and chatted with many of the other walkers - we were 16 at the start.

Walking along the towpaths in the sunshine was easy and pleasant, and there were frequent stops to allow the leader to tell us a bit about the history of the area. 

Limehouse basin, then and now
(overnight moorings are £80)

"Steering Jesus", Limehouse

Reflections - amid the algal bloom
Looking upstream to the Lee Navigation

Downstream from Bow Locks, the route to the Thames

Part of our route went along The Line, an art route

Art? maybe not, but there was a lot of it....

Three Mills ... and four walkers

A glimpse into House Mill - it's the world's largest tidal mill ... who knew?!

It's art because ... it's larger than life

Heading towards the Olympic Park

Mural commemorates Yardley Lavender factory on the site till 1966.
The building is rather overshadowed by towering construction

Tile mural south of Olympic Park

Another mural on the fringes of Olympic Park

Coloured pencils(?) outside the Aquatics Centre

Delighted to see this costume and the kiddies enjoying the fountains

I peeled off to Hackney Wick, aka Graffiti Central, to get the train home

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