Sketching in Spitalfields with the HTA London. A good turn out, a lovely evening and someone saw Gilbert & George. This always seems to happen round here. London is turning into Monaco: a safe haven for world money. The banks that process the cash eat up a little bit of historic character every few years, so we headed further east to review each other’s drawings.
The redevelopment of Kings Cross is much more successful. Less is lost. I’ve been watching this building going up for a year or so now. It’s by Chipperfield and has beautiful, textured, columns from Hargreaves Foundry.
John Gray, our Head of Production Information, came up from London to update our working drawings processes but before he got started we took him to the Whisky Society. A 19 year old Laphroaig was his preference.
KnitNell, thanks for the comment. His was an opportunistic attempt at crime I think, and when he realised it was going to be tricky he left.
It’s a good area for artist spotting!
I love your drawing of Spitalfields – the place is changing so much. Gilbert and George have lived in the area for years, its probably more surprising not to see them. Did the lad get away with the bicycle?