Just a couple of weeks ago this was the scene on Blackheath Common in Greenwich. The grass was parched after the summer heatwave. This is common land that has a very long and interesting history and beyond the scope of this post. Want to know more? read on.
On the same day that I took this photograph above we traveled around London a little bit and came across this street that even Charles Dickens would recognise near Brick Lane.
Dickensian London terrace houses
There are many old and ancient buildings in London and although there seems to be a lot of new buildings going up they do not seem to last very long.
This 1960's development below is called Robin Hood Gardens in Poplar east London and has been demolished recently. When it was built it was considered a marvelous achievement in urban housing but just a few decades later it was left to fall into disrepair and despair. It has been demolished much to the annoyance of many Londoners who are interested in Brutalist architecture.
Some things are built to last and some are not.
Robin Hood Gardens
That was a one minute read of the east end of London and hope you enjoyed my #wednesdaywalk
!steemitworldmap 51.20249919 lat -0.508497966 long Blackheath Common, London, UK d3scr