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Phil Maxwell In Whitechapel Rd

September 16, 2016
by the gentle author

In this sequence, Contributing Photographer Phil Maxwell documents the ceaseless flow of humanity along the mile of pavement between Aldgate and Whitechapel to the point where the Mile End Rd commences, at the junction with Cambridge Heath Rd where the turnpike once stood. Most people set out purposefully along this long straight road, unaware of those who linger to observe the spectacle and those with nowhere to go, who seek refuge at the Salvation Army’s Booth House.

Photographs copyright © Phil Maxwell


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2 Responses leave one →
  1. September 16, 2016

    Last year I set out to do this very walk one very wet Sunday. But I got distracted and turned off to find the George pub. Still found some beautiful things to admire along the way.

  2. Malcolm permalink
    September 20, 2016

    Great pictures Phil. I’m struck by how much lighter Whitechapel Road looks compared to the grimy place it used to be. I wonder if it’s the difference between the structure of digital photographs and those made on film?

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