Graffiti and people watching: a sunday stroll by Regent’s Canal

Regent’s Canal, Hackney E8

Autumn has really set in now its late November here in the UK. So a glorious sunny day dragged me out into the cold to search for some local street art.  I wandered down on the opposite side of the canal to my usual walk and discovered some old work by familiar artists.  And for me this was like spotting old friend or three.

 

Skeleton Cardboard Amara Por Dios street art Regents Canal Hackney

Artists work (left to right) Skeleton Cardboard, Amara Por Dios, Vanesa Longchamp. (photographed 22 Nov 2015)

 

As I carried on along on the opposite side, I paused because the sunlight dazzled on the white graffiti opposite. And then I noticed how the people out enjoying the towpath created moving patterns as they passed by.

This post is shows a set of 8 photographs all taken on the same spot. They were not taken in one automatic burst by the camera.  I looked and clicked for each shot.  I probably stood there for 2 minutes or less. I love observing how the different speeds at which people are moving creates the ebb and flow of shape and movement. For instance the yellow coat woman vanishes briefly when she meets the group of walkers. And there are 2 very similar men jogging but one has salmon coloured trainers and one has blue ones.

Overall, the joy and pleasure of watching people out on a sunny Sunday afternoon looks magical.  The joy of being alive. So I wanted to share them with you all. I hope you enjoy them.

 

Graffiti and people walking Regent Canal Hackney

 

Graffiti and people walking Regent Canal Hackney

 

Graffiti and people walking Regent Canal Hackney

 

Graffiti and people walking Regent Canal Hackney

 

Graffiti and people walking Regent Canal Hackney

 

Graffiti and people walking Regent Canal Hackney

 

Graffiti and people walking Regent Canal Hackney

 

Graffiti and people walking Regent Canal Hackney

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