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Hazuan Hashim’s Winter Whitechapel Skies

February 15, 2014
by the gentle author

While we have walked round with our shoulders hunched and our noses to the ground against the inclement weather of recent months, Hazuan Hashim has raised his eyes to the heavens from the eleventh storey of the tower block where he lives in Whitechapel to photograph these cloudscapes, appreciating the epic drama and beauty in the meteorology that the rest of us merely endure.

5th December,  9:01am

5th December, 1:50pm

8th December, 2:10pm

24th December, 3:57pm

25th December, 10:25am

30th December, 12:27pm

30th December, 1:22pm

19th January, 8:52am

19th January, 8:53am

4th February, 7:40am

4th February, 7:44am

4th February, 2:19pm

9th February, 4:55pm

10th February, 2:54pm

11th February, 1:00pm

13th February, 12:31pm

13th February, 12:32pm

Photographs copyright © Hazuan Hashim

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Hazuan Hashim’s Whitechapel Skies

16 Responses leave one →
  1. jeannette permalink
    February 15, 2014

    these skies are stupendous. they put that silly gherkin to shame.

  2. February 15, 2014

    Beautiful photos, I take a lot of photos of the sky and clouds, too – they are sp fascinating. Nice to see a fellow sky-gazer. Valerie

  3. Ann permalink
    February 15, 2014

    Wow! What fantastically dramatic photos. And to live with such a view, amazing.

  4. Denise Merrill permalink
    February 15, 2014

    Wonderful, I love winter skies. Many of these photographs look like old Master paintings!

  5. Trish permalink
    February 15, 2014

    These are just so wonderful hazuan. T

  6. February 15, 2014

    great photo’s , i am very impressed how up to date the pictures are , keep up the good work , it is so interesting

  7. February 15, 2014

    Incredible and so beautiful — and a phenomen what most of the people don’t recognize anymore…

    Love & Peace

  8. Steve - the Whitechapel Postman permalink
    February 15, 2014

    Delighted to see that there’s someone else in Whitechapel who looks up instead of down. I love watching the skies while I wait for people to answer their doors.

    Keep up the brilliant work, Hazuan

  9. February 15, 2014

    Hazuan these pictures are stunning and so painterly. Beautiful.

  10. Sarah permalink
    February 15, 2014

    East End Turneresque very powerful sarah

  11. Vivienne permalink
    February 15, 2014

    These are so beautiful – I remember commuting in and out of Liverpool Street, and often being struck dumb by the glorious sunrises and sunsets.

  12. Chris F permalink
    February 15, 2014

    There are some monstrous buildings on that skyline… Such a shame… Mrs F has took some stunning photos of the changing sky over the fields of Lincolnshire when she was studying at art college. In reply to Steve the postman’s comment… Whenever I visit my own city centre or any new place, I always look up rather than down… Ubiquitous shop fronts have stolen the identities of most of our major towns and cities, but what they haven’t masked in many cases is the beautiful architecture above the glass & plastic.

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  14. Milo Bell permalink
    February 19, 2014

    Wonderful photos. February 13 is stunning.

  15. Milo Bell permalink
    February 19, 2014

    Er…As is feb 9th…All of them in fact.

  16. Barbara permalink
    June 22, 2014


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