Saturday, December 29, 2012

Duck City

Duck City by LoopZilla
Duck City, a photo by LoopZilla on Flickr.

Limehouse Basin....these moorings were built for the now defunkt boat services to the Olympic Park (Water Chariots).

Diamond Geezer's blog entry on the Water Chariots

The Environmental Impact was assessed, and was decided by The Secretary of State. However, these moorings are not in use, one year on....all part of the Legacy of the 2012 Games?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Camelite Cafe

Camelite Cafe by LoopZilla
Camelite Cafe, a photo by LoopZilla on Flickr.

With Beanbeard at the controls

Set the controls for the heart of currant bun....

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Walk The Olympic Park

Walk The Olympic Park by LoopZilla
Walk The Olympic Park, a photo by LoopZilla on Flickr.

Walk The Olympic Bid

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bee Leys

Bees navigate by trial and error, getting closer and closer to the best routes. Somebody should point out that such methods are hard, NP hard, since this is probably the same problem as the travelling salesman.

Do they make a beeline for nectar?

Ley lines were forged by men, but it is my guess that they did not just work out a route by some mysterious method. They simply walked, and noticed, the next time they walked that route if a small deviation made the route shorter. This was obvious, since it took less time to get from the starting point to the final destination.

Lars Chittka at Queen Mary, University of London.

Chittka Lab

Friday, August 31, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Meet Rose Rouse

An article in the Psychogeographic Review reviewed the work of Rose Rouse

"Rose set up her website to record her explorations of Harlesden and, through the words of the people she walks and speaks with, uses the site to allow Harlesden to speak to the world.

Rose is a gonzogeogrpaher. She interacts.

Iterate me up!

Guy Debord wrote Introduction to a Critique of Urban Geography in 1955, the year I was born.

I am beginning to grow up. I feel that Debord may have been going in the wrong direction. He seems to be lost and wondering, without a purpose.

He was walking alone, a flaneur... maybe he would have better off with group to guide him.

Debord says "The word psychogeography, suggested by an illiterate Kabyle as a general term for the phenomena a few of us were investigating around the summer of 1953, is not too inappropriate."

Sunday, August 19, 2012

share the space

share the space by LoopZilla
share the space, a photo by LoopZilla on Flickr.

drop your pace

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Olympic Park

Olympic Park by LoopZilla
Olympic Park, a photo by LoopZilla on Flickr.

Just a few short steps from West Ham Station.....

Friday, July 13, 2012

Next event

Next event by LoopZilla
Next event, a photo by LoopZilla on Flickr.

Can you spell? Does it matter?

Three Mill Lane

Three Mill Lane by LoopZilla
Three Mill Lane, a photo by LoopZilla on Flickr.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Platform 2

Platform 2 by LoopZilla
Platform 2, a photo by LoopZilla on Flickr.

I think they mean board a train to Bank **OR** Tower Gateway....

Friday, July 6, 2012


ATWALK by LoopZilla
ATWALK, a photo by LoopZilla on Flickr.

The Phatwalk

The Fatwalk was a project to link the River Thames via the Bow Creek to the rest of the Lower Lea and the Lea Valley. There is already a walking route, which only crosses a road at Enfield Lock. The rest is towpath and footpath from Limehouse Basin, along the Limehouse Cut, under the A12 and also under the Bow Interchange (this is the last link in the chain). North of Enfield Lock? Not sure! Will check, but it is towpath for miles!

Cody Dock is a part of the development of the Bow Creek. But the path remains a dream. An impossible dream?

diamond geezer


Bow by LoopZilla
Bow, a photo by LoopZilla on Flickr.

B o

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Aldgate Station

Aldgate Station by LoopZilla
Aldgate Station, a photo by LoopZilla on Flickr.

For those standing at Algate East and wanting Aldgate. Why?

Monday, May 7, 2012

Signpost, Old Ford Lock, River Lea Navigation.

Progress. A local sign for local people. Nothing for you here.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Aldgate Bars

GWL by LoopZilla
GWL, a photo by LoopZilla on Flickr.

Rough sleeping at the border of Tower Hamlets and the City of London.

Sunday Shopping for Eight Weeks in 2012

Sunday shopping rules are to be relaxed for the eight weeks of the London 2012 Games. Eight weeks is 56 days, Lent is 40 days, Ramadan is 28 days (approximately). Sunday trading rules have been relaxed in recent years. In Wales, many pubs were dry on Sundays.

Close to Olympic Park, many shops in the East End of London close on Friday for Friday prayers.

So, why change the Sunday laws? The main gateway to the Olympic Park (from Stratford Station) is Westfield. The new shopping city is going benefit dramatically from the change in the law.

The Olympics - just a shopping spree dressed up in Lycra?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

In The Fast Lane

There is a drought in East London, according to Thames Water

Who would have known (in July 2005) that in 2012 London would be suffering a drought! That could mean stand pipes in the street.... in August?!?!?! Welcome to London 2012 - The Green Games! Also rather ironic that the River Lea (the Bow Back Rivers) flows through the Olympic Park in East London. Water is extracted from the River Lea for London's water supply along with the River Thames. Water is also taken from underground supplies.

Perhaps there will be a demand for water in the fast lane for all the Olympic VIPs? It might be important for athletes to have a good supply of water too. And the swimming and diving pools...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The ArcelorMittal Orbit - 21st Feb 2012 - London Olympic Park 152

You know, I like this edifice less and less. It may not be finished, but it all the charm of piece of wire that I used to wire a bonsai for a few years, and then discarded. It lacks meaning, it lacks grounding. It just spirals up. With no way down!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hennikers Ditch and The River Leyton

Hennikers Ditch

Hennikers Ditch and The River Leyton have popped up in the press in the past few days, as a example of the regeneration of the Lower Lea.

BBC - London - London Local - Did prehistoric Londoners inhabit the Olympic site?

"Tyler guides me, via the doomed Eastway Cycle Circuit, to Hennikers Ditch, a medieval drainage ditch that's little more than a hollowed-out puddle. ..." -