Sign for Allen Gardens, détournement as Alien Gardens (see Lettrist international for more on détournement)
interesting views before restoration, and the results of excavations indicating a a date for construction later than 1691 can be found in: The Excavation of the Old Presbyterian Meetinghouse at Ramelton, Co. Donegal
Vol. 3, No. 2 (Summer, 1989), pp. 61-63
Published by: Wordwell Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20558275
article about new development (planning permission granted) and past associations with local gangsters the Kray twins http://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/news/bethnalgreensformeressoldocinemawherekraysgrewuptobeluxuryflats1_4090225
one thing becoming another, Tudor 2-inch bricks (actually anytime from 1450 to 1650ish) now worn to pebbles
The monument in the foreground - I beieve - is due for demolition in favour of overpriced flats (apartments if you're American)
This was one of a number of follies that adorned the Littleton/Lyttelton (Lords Cobham) family estate at Hackney. They also included a Gothic (or Gothick) castle and an obelisk and incoporated Wychbury Hill hillfort as well as a "classical temple" and "rotunda"
Turns out that they are Tees Scoria (Scoriae) Bricks, made from slag from Tees Middlesborough Iron Foundries. (Tom Ridge's 1998 Central Stepney History Walk, book available from Tower Hamlets Library https://www.ideastore.co.uk/local-history-shop-books-for-sale
the "Three balls" sign of ther pawnbroker was actually derived from the Lombard Merchants, Goldsmiths allowed to trade as loanmakers from about 1300, in Lombard Street http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LombardStreet,London#History
This is the famous police station that features in Ripper Street TV series . It is not a functioning (ordinary) police station but is the incognito home of the firearms command of the Metropolitan Police"SCO19
This building collapsed during demolition of an internal wall as part of a reurbishment - more than 20 people were inside. By a miracle - there were no fatalities - HSE prosecuted and Citytex were fined £10,000 http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2010/coi-ldn-0101.htm