The eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted that I omitted my Saturday Postcard last weekend. Since I was up until 3am working on the Arsenal birthday cake and baby shower cupcakes, I am posting this retrospectively at the same time as the Saturday Postcard for February 6th.
The above shot was taken in Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, a street which is almost unrecognisable since I moved here just over five years ago. One day I hope to do a full post with before and after pictures of my local shopping parade so you can see how much it has changed.
Back in late 2004, the above units were a run down Afro-Caribbean hair salon and a dusty shop selling old fireplaces and occasional bits of furniture. I bought a rather nice wooden dresser in the fireplace shop but it obviously wasn’t going to be the sort of place I used very much. Fast forward five years and there is a successful tapas bar and the Eat 17 Bar and Restaurant, which at the time this picture was taken was known as The Waffle House.
This photograph featured in the Walthamstow Village 2008 calendar which my husband and I compiled on behalf of the Walthamstow Village Residents Association that year.
Wow you and your husband are quite a team, I bet the calender turned out fine judging from the photo above. I love learning about new places and hearing what makes a place special.
THanks for taking the time and hey get some rest!
I went to WV in August last year to attend Craft Guerilla's summer fair, which was held in Beautful Interiors, as it will be this summer:http://eastlondoncraftguerrilla.blogspot.com/2010/02/summer-craft-market-dates.html
I thought WV was a very good example of one of the best things about London, in that you can be walking along a street, turn the corner and step into a totally different world. I also got to see a glouriously over the top wedding, complete with horse & carriage, http://goo.gl/csrt outside the TUR church. They had doves ready to be released from cages on the couple's exit from the church and had lined the road with rose petals.
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
@bonjourromance I will post more pics from the calendar on future Saturdays
@57varieties I know that shop well, it is great for presents. Checked out your photo, I have seen one of those somewhere. Looks a bit weird to me!!!