LONDON, UK: Anyone who happens to spend time walking the sidewalk (or pavement if you’re English) in or around London’s Brick Lane will stumble across a few intriguing coalhole covers, predecessors to the manhole. The cover’s motifs provide clues to past trades, people and the culture that once made up the area of Spitalfields.
LONDON, UK: As a graffiti spot, Leake Street came about in 2008 following Banksy‘s Cans Festival. Open to vehicular traffic before the Eurostar relocated to Paddington Station, it is now a pedestrian tunnel underneath Waterloo Station. Eurostar’s ownership of the tunnel transferred over to National Rail and a short time after that Banksy received permission to have his Cans Festival; ever since, the tunnel has been a graffiti-legal location in Central London. Continue reading “London’s Leake Street”