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A fine brilliant yellow Spitalfields brocaded silk robe à l'Anglaise, circa 1750, 

Woven with brightly coloured large scale oriental poppies, posies and swags, the ground figured with arabesques and wine silk spotted cartouches, the robe with linen lining to bodice, pleated front robings, double tiered engageants with bows, the hem lined in fine yellow silk; with matching petticoat front panel trimmed with pinked furbelows; and a stomacher trimmed with rosettes and braid

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London: Spitalfields [Londons East End]

This area has been getting ‘hipsterised’ with loads of trendy shops and contrived pieces of street art. All just yards from the numerous council estates that stretch eastwards from Brick Lane. When the hipsters move in, it’s a sure sign the area will get gentrified with the inevitable social cleansing of working class people. A situation that always leads to tension. Judging by the amount of tagging I saw all the way up Brick Lane today, it looks like the kids from the nearby estates are sending out a message that they are still here and will not take kindly to the next wave of social and ethnic cleansing. More power to the kids on the estates who want to defend their communities:)

Location: Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Tower Hamlets, London, UK | Shot: 22.04.17

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London - Theed Street, Southwark Cathedral, Spitalfields, Notting Hil, Hampstead, Richmond Upon Thames, Chelsea, Highgate, Greenwich, Greenwich

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