Broccoli, Banksy And Buildings #streetart #london

I’ve not taken a street art tour for a couple of years, what with Covid and, well, Covid. And with all that’s happened I thought it was about time. They weather was lovely so I joined a group near Spitalfields market. There’s this goat statue alongside other commissioned pieces.

Nice enough but not when we were there for something different.

The thing about Street art is the variety.

There are graffito painters, stencillers and pasters. There are repetitors who have one image they repeat endlessly. Or the thematics who take one picture and adapt it.

There’s humour and politics, human interest and cats. There are tiny pieces, sculptures and grand conceits. There are commissioned pieces, artists who use street art to promote a commercial show and the illegals. There’s even broccoli…

It’s a marvellous way to spend a sunny morning in the back alleys of East London.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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28 Responses to Broccoli, Banksy And Buildings #streetart #london

  1. Brilliant Geoff. Thank you so much for sharing these. I hope HM enjoyed her go on the space hopper!

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  2. Rowena says:

    Wow! These were great, Geoff and much appreciated. I particularly loved the one of Her Majesty on the space hopper. You never know what these public figures get up to in private. Well, sometimes, we do find out such as Boris and his party.
    Hope you’re keeping well.
    Best wishes,
    Ro

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  3. I loved this. Thanks, Geoff.

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  4. JT Twissel says:

    What a collection! I love the Queen riding on the snail.

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  5. noelleg44 says:

    Can’t say I really liked a lot of the street art but some of the graffiti was amazing!

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  6. Wonderful! Some amazing talent in East London.

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  7. Yvonne says:

    Is there Devil Broccoli also?

    Like

  8. A wonderfully comprehensive collection

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  9. Wow, a great collection. I am inspired

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  10. Jennie says:

    Nice, Geoff!!

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  11. Suzanne says:

    I am in agreement with previous comments, brilliant selection of street art. Best of all, was the humour as I needed to laugh right about then. Cheers 🙂

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    • TanGental says:

      They can be so very clever. V glad the laugh held its form all the way to you guys. I hope things are ok with you and the Squire.

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      • Suzanne says:

        Reasonably stable though he will need another mini transplant procedure to top up his T Cells as they aren’t producing enough cells for this stage of his recovery. Not sure when that will occur. Thanks for asking.

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