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A Bus Stop in Bethnal Green

August 11, 2012
by the gentle author

Amanda Jones took these photographs of the bus stop across the window from her flat. “I enjoy observing people and, when you do, London is a paradise…” she admitted to me, “so I take a picture of my view every day while having breakfast, or just as I am about to leave for work, with my coat on, the bag and the lunch box in my hands, and in a rush because I had nearly forgotten.”

Once she had accumulated a series of these photographs, Amanda decided to publish them and the result is The Bus Stop – a daily blog which traces the compelling drama of life at the kerbside. “I really like living in the East End because you feel part of it,  just as if you were in a small town,” she explained, “and doing this project has helped me to realise this, because there are so many people who crop at the bus stop in my pictures on more than one day!”

How many recurring characters can you can spot among these favourite photographs from Amanda’s growing archive?

Thursday July 19th, 9:06

Monday July 16th, 9:06

Saturday July 7th, 11:49

Friday July 6th, 9:16

Saturday June 30th, 11:49

Tuesday June 26th, 8:09

Saturday June 23rd, 11:40

Wednesday June 30th, 9:17

Monday June 18th, 8:47

Saturday June 16th, 10:02

Friday June 15th, 9:00

Saturday June 10th, 12:07

Friday June 8th, 9:00

Jubilee Bank Holiday Tuesday June 5th, 11:54

Bank Holiday Monday June 4th, 12:28

Saturday June 2nd, 11:46

Wednesday May 30th, 8:55

Tuesday May 29th, 8:02

Saturday May 19th, 11:10

Friday May 11th, 8:54

Wednesday May 2nd, 8:19

Monday April 30th, 8:03

Sunday April 29th, 12:58

Thursday April 26th, 9:00

Tuesday April 17th, 6:31

Wednesday April 11th, 9:07

Wednesday March 26th, 9:00

Monday March 19th, 8:23

Photographs copyright © Amanda Jones

Follow The Bus Stop daily to keep in touch with the latest installment of the drama at the kerbside.

You may also like to take a look at

The East End from the Top of a Bus

4 Responses leave one →
  1. August 11, 2012

    Thank you so much! 😀

  2. Marina B permalink
    August 11, 2012

    A wonderful human series! Captivating shots! Thank you!

  3. August 11, 2012

    what a simple and wonderful idea!

  4. August 11, 2012

    Every picture tells so many stories. Wonderful!

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