B326 – HOW HAS THIS DAY DISAPPEARED

First of all, sorry if you’ve all been sitting there refreshing my website waiting for my post to go up but today I just haven’t had time to sit down and get it done. I’ve spent the day fighting with an Ikea Wardrobe and I can now proudly say that I won the battle and the war, at one point it was a close war when I realised that I had put the main panel in wrong and as a result couldnt finish putting it together and had to slowly start taking it apart to fix my teething problem. but its not done and Im sat on the sofa enjoying a beer and writing this.

I must also apologise for not taking any fresh photos yesterday, Ive had to reuse some from a few weeks back when I went and explored the cannel near work. they are still probably some of my favourite photos from the past month or so and every time I look at them I really wish I had a Leica because these kind of shots are where the Leica really shows its strength,  I think its time I went into super saving mode to make sure that I can get one as soon as possible.

The plan now for the rest of today is to get dressed probably and then head over to Clapham and meet some of my mates for a good old drink up, it feels like ages since ive seen most of them so we are definitely due a good night out, Im also going to back to my parents house tonight so I’m sure you’ll get some see some good photos of the country side tomorrow.

Sorry again for the late and post, I just really don’t have a lot of time today, some how its already 5pm and Ive not even touched half the things Ive needed too.

Heres my photos enjoy!

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– I really love black and white photos, I think there going to make a come back –
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under a bridge and along a cannel –
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– Shoreditch during rush hour –

B109 – I FIXED IT!!!

remember the corrupt files from yesterday, well they anit corrupt no more, after finding  over half of my raw files on the CF card corrupt and unuasable, but I sat down and managed to fix them with out the help of google.

all I did was take the card out, back up the files to my computer, then put the card back into my camera and shoot a few bursts at a shutter speed of 250 and there you have it. all files were restored. Im not sure what part of the process restored the clips but im just happy it worked. so to celebrate me getting my photos back, I thought I would show you what they look like when they are corrupt.

Amy and me also went for a little drink last night to celebrate me fixing my photos and because we had seen each other in a while so I thought I would surprise her with a little drink up at some cool bar near me called Satan’s Whiskers. She had a cocktail, I had a beer.

check these little bad boys out.

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– I’m liking the black and white photos at the moment –
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– is it one building or two –
 

– here’s two glasses of water and an empty “cocktail glass”

B089 – the new cocktail bar on Bethnal Green Road.

right lets start by saying im no cocktail expert or even really a cocktail drinker, i like a beer, but when I saw the new cocktail bar on Bethnal Green Road the Coupette, i thought I should give it a review. before it was a cocktail bar this place was a proper east end pub, full of locals that had been drinking there since beer was invited, the pub even had a sign out side that read “No Travellers allow in this pub”, but added great character and a down to earth feel. it was just something that set Bethnal Green apart from its neighbour SHOREDITCH a now expensive trendy extension of Liverpool Street.

well Charrlotte and myself went into this trendy new bar Coupette and give it a try and see if it was something to rave about, it wasnt our cup of tea. I dont like to slag someone off or put down something that the owner has put a lot of work into but it just feels like shoreditch is taking over this weird and wonderful street of bethnal green. where the homeless issue is quite literally a big problem, the road is also filled with cheap £1 shops and a cash converter, it has a community sprite which is rare for a zone 2 part of london, but its what set Bethnal Green apart, and an expensive cocktail bar really isn’t doing anything apart from dispersing a community and popular local business which seemed to survive the Shoreditch effect till now.

Anyway enough of the ranting heres our views of the bar.

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Josh – 7/10 – the bar has an old feel but has used new  furniture, which doesnt fit the vibe, they also sit you down like your going to eat, but then you don’t. I did like the menu’s they were really cool, but again the lighting didn’t help, it was that funny yellow tint.

Charlotte – 6/10 – its like they have spent a lot of time on the front of the bar and then ran out of money as they got to the back, it lacks an atmosphere and seems very portentous, which bethnal green definitely is not.

Coupette: 2 cocktails  – £20.25 including service charge (£9 each)

 

And again we arent anyone who could give you an educated assessment on the cocktails (mine was good, it had chocolate in it) we are just two people who love bethnal green road and enjoy a drink, and dont want to see all the great local people of this area have to leave. We started talking to some other people in a bar down the road after charlotte noticed they where in the coupette, they were locals and said they felt underdress in the cocktail bar, “it was full of suits, which is not what bethnal green is about” . to finish it just feels like another rich vs poor battle was one by an ex-Savoy Cocktail maker and a local pub was lost.

Heres some pictures of the bar.

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– The entrance –
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– it was earlish and still a new Establishment,  so you cant expect it to be rammed 
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-the actual bar was pretty cool –

 

 

 

B021 – DAVID MURRAY’S BALD HEAD

Yesterday was record store day and dave decided it was time to shave his head. for those of you that dont know dave, he’s been losing his hair for the past 20 years of his life so it was time his got the job done. It was an honour to be there and take part in his life changing drunk decision.

Picture quality not great but photos are priceless.

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B018 – A BEER ON BETHNAL GREEN ROAd

top three places to have a beer on bethnal green road, enough said. have a pop down and see for yourself.

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–  No 1. cheap and the best place to watch the footie and have a good chit chat and on Thursday’s sing some Karaoke (cash only)
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– No 2. for the late night beer, always a good laugh and some times a random guy is sat in the corner playing the guitar  –  
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– no 3. The pay day location, a bit more pricey but they serve a drink with 7 different rums which is always a good idea –