I went to Brick Lane twice last term, but I didn't take many photos or do any sketch. Thinking about the famous Beigel Bake, I might as well go during the two-week-long break!
I get off at Liverpool Station. There are always bustling crowds here.
Since last weekend, the temperature has dropped below 0 Celsius degree. February is the coldest month in London. The dazzling sunshine can be deceiving.
There are many well-dressed office workers in this part of the city.
Taking a turn into one of the lanes, it becomes quieter. It's a nice surprise for me to find some British-looking shops and restaurants.
Old Spitalfields Market is also a very important tourist spot in this area, but it feels very commercial. It's not edgy enough for me.
Well, I am always more into food, but the prices here tend to be shocking.
I do love the name of this restaurant.
And the way the uncle with a beard on the left drinks.
Christ Church Spitalfields welcomes visitors to drop in.
After I look around for a while, I realize there sits a gentleman reading the Bible quietly. I think he is the priest...
I walk a little forward along the lane to find myself in Brick Lane, where you can find a taste of Bengladeshi food and culture here.
This is the Indian-version fast-food restaurant.
I walk into a pastry shop. (not the blue one...)
I order lamb bread pakora, which is a small spicy fritter containing pieces of vegetables or meat, made with a batter of chickpea flour and deep fried.
I also order sweet ladoo, which is a golf-ball size dessert, made from sugar and gram flour.
Again, this is obviously an Indian supermarket, but inside, I find Chinese food wrapped in packs with Chinese words on them.
Street graffiti is a major feature of Brick Lane.
There are also various one-of-a-kind shops.
I see people eating bagels along the way. I know I am approaching my destination.
That's it, where food is cheap and yummy. But my conscience is awake when I go in. I have the realization that I shouldn't eat so freely without control, so I leave at a lightning speed without buying anything.
I'll end today's post with this beautiful, unappetizing photo!