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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 181

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Lee High Road near Lewisham today and this fantastic looking audio shop. I think all the shop fronts portray the character and personality of the shop owner. Lewisham was most likely to have been founded by a pagan Jute, Leof, who settled (by burning his boat) near St Mary’s Church (Ladywell) where the ground was drier, in the 6th century. […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 180

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 180 Fulham Road and we’re staying near the top. Continuing a theme from yesterday I first started exhibiting with David Gill Gallery and working with Francis Sultana here in late 2004. The first piece I made for them was a massive nativity scene that went in […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 179

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 179 One of my favourite shops and a place close to my heart I had my 1st small solo exhibition here in 2004. Opened in 1979 this iconic fashion designer (and cyclist) Paul Smith was the first designer to open in a then very different Floral […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 178

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 178 What better way to start the week than with a proper breakfast. Nothing to do with Kraftwerk’s album of the same name The Electric Cafe has a formidable following – people seem to just bloody love this place. From pictures I’ve seen of the inside […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 177

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 177 Textiles and Fabric in East London – Middlesex St, E1. It used to be called Petticoat Lane, hence the name of the market there. Spitalfields’ historic association with the silk industry was established by French Protestant (Huguenots) refugees who settled in this area after the […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 176

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 176 I’m afraid I have somewhat neglected Shop of the Day for a while whilst I have been caught up with building the actual Tower! Eversholt St today and a Sauna & Massage Parlour. I wasn’t sure how to categorise these places. Entertainment? Health & Beauty? […]

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The Tower of Babel Shop of the Day 175

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The Tower of Babel Shop of the Day 175 Love this chicken shop in Forest Hill where they’ve changed the sign by just putting an ‘F’ over the P. They did just about a ferfect job too, you’d never notice. I’d love to know the story behind it. ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 174

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 174 Columbia Road today. Home of the famous flower market. The street of Victorian houses and shops is transformed on Sunday’s into the most amazing floral experience. Everything from pansies to banana trees.  Many of the shops and galleries are open just at weekends.  This is […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 173

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 173 Most derelict shop on The Tower, 11 Balls Pond Rd, N14BY. Mars Bar for who can tell me what’s there now?? ©Barnaby Barford 2015

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 172

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 172 So I have skipped forward 7 days as I must have gone wrong somewhere 28 days to go! shop of the Day may well be short and sweet from now on unless someone wants to volunteer…. I am fully into the build and it is […]

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