From Reinder Storm
Today, I ran into a #globe or two, in #Amsterdam, in the window of a house at the Amstel.
Jack Cornish share this magnificent artwork on the side of a building. Not sure what the message is meant be, global cooperation? Should this be a caption competition?
HT to Dan Ormsby for pointing me at this.
What better pleasure during a winter lockdown than a jigsaw? A jigsaw of a map of course. This image was designed by Clair Rossiter in 2016.
Interesting choice of Somerset House as one of the sights of London, wouldn’t have been on my list (rated 26th in Time Out’s top attractions) but I guess it fills a gap between Nelson’s Column and St Paul’s Cathedral.
Elizabeth sent me this pic of the tunnel connecting Whitechapel High St with Gunthorpe St in East London. I am definitely up for a visit to this once we are out of lockdown.
This little Whitechapel alleyway is notorious, for it is one of the murder sites of the infamous Jack the Ripper.
Today it’s a quite delightful alley, in need of a clean, but one that strongly trades on its unfortunate heritage.
A lovely cobbled path leads through a bricked arch which as been decorated with glazed tiles that do a lot to lift the potential gloom. A hand painted map of the local streets makes no mention of dark history, and was created by a local school with help from artists.https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2017/10/16/londons-alleys-gunthorpe-street-e1/