Brick Lane Doors

“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” –John F. Kennedy, former American President

So happy with Norm’s decision to go on with the weekly Door Challenge…it injects a bit of normalcy to our lives. It has been quite mentally disturbing the past few weeks and doing this blog puts my mind to some other place …. whether it be to some places in Europe that i’ve been too, some cafes that I had some breakfast in, some flowers that I saw in my walks or some doors that I took photos of.

Here are some doors in Brick Lane, London and photos were taken in November of 2018.

Street art is so alive and well in Brick Lane, London. I am not sure if these street arts are still there, since it changes ever so often, but here is a glimpse of it. Some may be considered as graffiti but these ones I have here are definitely works of art of art. What do you think?

This is for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge- Brick Lane Doors

30 thoughts on “Brick Lane Doors

  1. Got shots of a few of those too – these links are from my other blog but will post them on my WordPress one soon: 1) by Mr Cenz in Hanbury street, this is a very popular spot for some of the top street artists from UK and elsewhere, so I doubt that it still there now, though it was still there in on 1st July last year when this one was taken – https://urbanartalacarte.blogspot.com/2017/08/street-art-by-mr-cenz-31.html Mr Cenz also has (what seems to be) a permanent spot in nearby Fashion Street 2) by Dscreet also in Hanbury Street. This one dates back to 2012 and I took this shot in September 2015. I’m not 100% sure, but I think it may still be there https://urbanartalacarte.blogspot.com/2015/11/street-art-by-dscreet-2.html 3) Also in Hanbury Street, I don’t know the artist for this one but I took this shot in April 2019 and it was still there in July. Some piece in and around Brick lane can last for ages while others disappear very quickly. Cheers.

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  2. Totally agree with your sentiment “doing this blog puts my mind to some other place …. whether it be to some places in Europe that i’ve been too, some cafes that I had some breakfast in, some flowers that I saw in my walks or some doors that I took photos of.”
    I’ve seen quite a lot of the art you have shown here, on one of my trips, but much has changed

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  3. Great doors you found! Forgot where you lived, by since the travel ban I have been thinking about several places we were in Europe (I’m from Holland) and hoped this situation won’t go on and on, so we can visit again:)

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    1. Well, I am from Melbourne, Australia. And yes, that is the best we can do. At least we have these amazing memories of our travels that can last us a lifetime. Stay safe!

      Teresa

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        1. That’s so true. But my husband and still have so many places to go to in our bucket list, so hoping the situation will get better as the days go by…all over the world.

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  4. I would definitely consider these street art and not just graffiti – which I categorize as vandalism. I like the bright neon colours of the first door, but the muted style of the third door comes a very close second.

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    1. Yes, loving that first door too. It is such a work of art. Thanks for your comments Joanne. It is nice to be in contact somehow with somebody even in a different part of the world as I sit along here at home.

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